Feeling…Not Yourself? Consider Thyroid Imbalance Testing

April 17, 2018
If you are feeling lethargic, depressed and generally not yourself, you may benefit from deep thyroid imbalance testing. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the lower neck, responsible for producing the thyroid hormone. According to Health.com the thyroid gland “regulates your body’s temperature, metabolism, heart, and keeps organs working the way they should.” If the thyroid is out of balance, so much of your body’s regular functioning can be affected.

What Causes A Thyroid Imbalance?

If the thyroid under or over produces its hormones, it can cause major problems within your life. While it’s still inconclusive as to what triggers a thyroid imbalance, stress, genetics and autoimmune diseases have been associated with it. There are two main diseases that arise with thyroid imbalance problems, and you can see how they physically affect the body, below. Hypothyroidism: Under-producing thyroid gland. There is no cure, but it can be managed with hormone therapy. Symptoms can include: Fatigue Depression Brain fog Decreased sex drive Weight gain More Hyperthyroidism: Over producing thyroid gland. Symptoms may include: Feeling anxious Increased metabolism Difficulty focusing Erratic sleep patterns Hair loss Another indication the thyroid gland is malfunctioning is the development of a goiter: an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland. Learn more about symptoms of malfunctioning thyroids from the American Thyroid Association.

MedStudio: Your Best Option for Thyroid Imbalance Testing and Treatment

In the past, riskier treatment options, such as radioactive iodine or thyroid removal, were commonly used to treat thyroid issues. Thankfully, there are new ways to safely manage symptoms using hormone therapy while keeping your safe and intact. If you notice you have one or more of the symptoms mentioned above, it’s important to seek out proper thyroid imbalance testing. At MedStudio, our team utilizes a Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Test (TSH) to see how your thyroid is functioning. Based on our thyroid imbalance testing and your symptoms, we can prescribe safe, hormone treatment to help get you back to feeling like yourself. We will even follow up with regular appointments to ensure your body’s hormones are normalizing. Schedule an appointment at one of our Twin Cities locations today.