Most people struggling with thyroid issues experience fatigue, fluctuations in weight, and irregular heart rate (too fast or too slow).
Unfortunately, many doctors underdiagnose thyroid issues. Why? Thyroid-related symptoms are general symptoms and could apply to other conditions. Conventional tests also miss key data points, and so many results come back “normal” when that isn’t the case.
If you suspect you are suffering from an unhealthy thyroid, visit Novis Health Salt Lake City. Our team are thyroid experts, managing and treating various unique chronic conditions. We will be able to test, diagnose, and treat you using our highly effective functional medicine process.
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The Functional Medicine Approach to Thyroid Issues
If you should remember one thing about functional medicine, it’s focused on the root cause of the disease. Caffeine might give you a temporary boost in energy, and supplements might help reduce brain fog, but neither of these will address the underlying thyroid issue.
To get to the bottom of your symptoms and heal you from the inside out, we prioritize
Medical testing comes in every shape and form. Not every test can detect thyroid issues. That’s why we request the industry’s best thyroid tests in addition to several blood and genetic tests so that we can find out exactly what is causing you pain and discomfort.
At Novis Health Salt Lake City, we stick to natural treatments. We don’t want to fill up your body with toxic chemicals just to mask symptoms. From organic food to exercise coaching, Novis Health is going to help your body work for you in the natural way.
What if health wasn’t reserved for billion-dollar machines and people with degrees? What if health could be achieved from home and a few common aids? Novis Health is about lifestyle wellness – the things you do daily to make you feel vibrant and energized. When you work with us, you will receive a personalized treatment plan you can follow in-between visits.
Thyroid Issue Symptoms
Would a thyroid issue be the root cause of your problems? It’s important to pay attention to the symptoms you’re experiencing. And even if the thyroid isn’t at play, you should seek medical guidance for the following symptoms.
Your body is creating too many hormones or too little when your thyroid malfunctions. This can lead to a waste of energy. It can also lead to a breakdown in other systems that rely on your thyroid hormone. Tiredness is a common symptom of thyroid issues.
Excessive Weight Gain/Loss
Are you gaining or losing weight without trying? Your metabolism might be affected by your thyroid issue. While weight gain and loss can be attributed to many conditions, you’ll want to rule out thyroid disease.
The thyroid controls the body’s use of energy. If you can’t draw enough energy to keep warm, you’ll probably complain that it feels cold everywhere, even when others are comfortable.
Have you gotten used to clogged drains and hair on the pillows after you sleep? If you’re experiencing hair loss, you might have a thyroid issue.
Dry and Itchy Skin
If your thyroid isn’t working properly, it might not tell your body to restore old skin cells. This leaves your skin feeling dry and itchy. If a regular moisturizing routine doesn’t do the trick, get tested for thyroid issues.
Depression and Brain Fog
Since the thyroid influences energy levels, it can also change mood and concentration. Feeling lethargic for long periods can lead to a lower mood. And if the brain can’t get the energy it needs when it needs it, brain fog will set in.
Common Thyroid Conditions We Treat at Novis Health
Novis Health focuses on conditions that respond well to lifestyle changes and nutrition. Hyperthyroidism, when the thyroid produces too many hormones, is one condition we don’t often treat. But there are many thyroid conditions that we can tackle with some excellent testing and treatment.
Your thyroid gland is underactive and can’t produce enough of its hormones. This can cause some of your body’s functions to slow down. Hypothyroidism is often caused by Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, a surgery that removes your thyroid gland, or damage from radiation treatment.
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States. It affects about 5 in 100 Americans. Many people have the condition, but it is so mild that they don’t notice symptoms. Hashimoto’s can occur at any age, but it’s most common in middle-aged women. The condition occurs when your body’s immune system mistakenly attacks and slowly destroys your thyroid gland and its ability to produce hormones.
Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disorder that occurs when your body’s immune system mistakenly attacks your thyroid gland. This can cause your gland to overproduce the hormone responsible for regulating metabolism. The disease is hereditary, and you may develop it at any age. It’s much more common in women between the ages of 20 to 30.
Goiter is a noncancerous enlargement of your thyroid gland. The most common cause of goiter worldwide is an iodine deficiency in your diet. In the United States, goiter affects 4.7 percent of the general population.
Let’s Develop a Personalized Treatment Plan for Thyroid Issues
Are you ready to tackle your fatigue, weight fluctuation, and uncomfortable symptoms? Then it’s time to reach out to Novis Health Salt Lake City for thyroid-focused functional medicine. Even if you’re going off a hunch, we can help you test for and diagnose whatever is at the root of your issues.
Now sign up for a complimentary consultation with one of our health coaches. We’re here to listen to your concerns, consider your symptoms, and decide if working with us is a good fit.
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