Thyroid imbalances refer to conditions that affect the normal functioning of the thyroid gland, which is located in the front of the neck. The thyroid gland plays a crucial role in regulating various bodily functions by producing and releasing hormones into the bloodstream. At Forum Health, we prioritize investigating the root cause of thyroid imbalances instead of solely treating their symptoms with medication. Let us help you explore the root cause of your thyroid imbalance to achieve optimal health.
There are two main types of thyroid imbalances:
Hypothyroidism: This occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones.
Hyperthyroidism: This condition arises when the thyroid gland produces an excess of thyroid hormones.
Common symptoms of hypothyroidism include:
- Fatigue and weakness
- Weight gain
- Cold intolerance
- Dry skin and hair
- Memory problems
- Muscle aches and stiffness
- Menstrual irregularities
Typical symptoms of hyperthyroidism include:
- Rapid heartbeat or palpitations
- Weight loss, despite increased appetite
- Heat intolerance and excessive sweating
- Nervousness, anxiety, or irritability
- Tremors or trembling hands
- Difficulty sleeping
- Increased frequency of bowel movements
- Changes in menstrual patterns
- Muscle weakness
It is important to note that these symptoms can vary in severity from person to person, and some individuals may experience additional or different symptoms. As an integrative healthcare provider, Forum Health takes a personalized approach to diagnosing and treating thyroid imbalances. By empowering patients to take an active role in their healthcare, we can work together to address the root cause of their symptoms and prevent future health issues.