Thyroid Optimization Questions and Answers
Thyroid disease, especially hypothyroidism, is a good example of where integrative medicine can be beneficial. At Optimal Balance Center we offer thyroid optimization to Men and Women to help give them a fuller and happier life. Call us for more information or to request an appointment today! We are conveniently located at 701 FM 685, Ste 125 Pflugerville, TX 78660.
How can I achieve optimal thyroid function?
Achieving optimal thyroid function is going to be different for each person. Some will need prescription or compounded medications to improve their thyroid output, whereas others may need a combination of lifestyle changes, supplements, or other remedies and treatments to get their levels in the place that works best for them.
Balancing optimal thyroid function can be tricky, as it usually takes some time to see improvement, and those results need to be carefully monitored and maintained over time. At Optimal Balance Center, we can help you achieve optimal thyroid function via testing, monitoring, and administering the best approach for you.
What are the benefits of thyroid optimization?
If your thyroid is over or underactive, it can cause a variety of health issues. There are technically two main types of thyroid issues: hypothyroidism, which is an underactive thyroid or low levels of thyroid function, and hyperthyroidism, which is an overactive thyroid or above average levels of thyroid function. Symptoms of hypothyroidism can include:
- Tiredness and fatigue
- Weight gain
- Increased sensitivity to cold
- Muscle aches, weakness, or cramping
- Dry skin and brittle nails
- Low libido (sex drive)
- Irregular or heavy periods (in women)
On the other side, hyperthyroidism can include:
- Nervousness or irritability, more so than usual
- Mood swings
- Difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
- Increased sensitivity to heat
- Persistent twitching or trembling
- Unexplained weight loss
In some people, thyroid issues may be caused by an autoimmune disorder, and that itself may require additional attention and treatment. It’s important to note that thyroid issues can cause serious health issues if left untreated or unaddressed. Sometimes, thyroid problems can be difficult to diagnose, since so many of their symptoms overlap with other health issues.
Often, symptoms may start out mild, but they generally tend to worsen if left unaddressed or untreated. Many people may be completely unaware they are having thyroid issues until they have routine blood work or a physical done by their primary care provider and even then it is oftentimes overlooked. Or, some people may think the symptoms are just something they have to live with, which is not true. Thyroid issues are highly treatable, and should be addressed as soon as possible.
At Optimal Balance Center, we have qualified practitioners that can test and monitor your thyroid levels, as well as supervise you through various treatments and interventions that may be needed. We are available to take you on as a patient today if you think you may be having thyroid issues, or would like to optimize your thyroid levels. Please don’t hesitate to contact us today for more information. We serve patients from Pflugerville TX, Austin TX, Round Rock TX, Hutto TX, Georgetown TX, Cedar Park TX, Taylor TX and Manor TX.