Thyroid Disorder Treatment in Arizona

Thyroid Disorders

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of the neck. It produces hormones that play a key role in regulating blood pressure, body temperature, heart rate, metabolism and the reaction of the body to other hormones.

The two main hormones produced by the thyroid are triiodothyronine, or T3, and thyroxine (T4). The gland also produces calcitonin, which helps bone cells process calcium and add it to the bones.

Problems with the thyroid include a variety of disorders that can result in the gland producing too little thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism) or too much (hyperthyroidism).

Common Thyroid disorders include:

Hyperthyroid: Overactive thyroid

Hypothyroid: Underactive thyroid

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis: Autoimmune thyroid disorder

Thyroid Tumors: non cancerous growths on the thyroid

Thyroid Cancers: papillary thyroid cancer, follicular thyroid cancer, anaplastic thyroid cancer and medullary thyroid cancer

Postpartum thyroiditis: is inflammation of the thyroid gland that occurs after giving birth and can cause hyper- or hypothyroidism

Common Thyroid Disorders - Winter Wellness Medical

Common Symptoms of HYPOthyroid include:

  • Fatigue
  • Increased sensitivity to cold
  • Constipation
  • Dry skin
  • Weight gain
  • Puffy face
  • Hoarseness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Hair loss
  • Brittle nails
  • Enlarged thyroid
  • High cholesterol
  • Irritability, sexual dysfunction, slow heart rate
  • Irregular uterine bleeding

Common Symptoms of HYPERthyroid include:

  • Nervousness, anxiety and irritability
  • Hyperactivity
  • Mood swings
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Fatigue
  • Sensitivity to heat
  • Muscle weakness
  • Diarrhea
  • Persistent thirst
  • Itchiness
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Hair loss
  • Weight loss

Winter Wellness focuses on optimizing your thyroid function by addressing symptoms and lab values together.