Thyroid Dysfunction Specialist

XBody Health, Wellness & Spa

Integrative Medicine & Medical Spa located in Wayne, NJ

Your thyroid plays a larger role in your overall functioning than you might expect. If you start to gain weight, feel fatigued, or have trouble concentrating or remembering things, you might have a type of thyroid dysfunction. At XBody Health, Wellness & Spa in Wayne, New Jersey, the team monitors your thyroid hormone levels and helps you regain balance. Book your thyroid assessment at XBody Health, Wellness & Spa by phone or online today.

Thyroid Dysfunction Q & A

 
 

What Does My Thyroid Do?

Your thyroid gland is spread across the center of your neck in the shape of a butterfly. The gland is part of your endocrine system and produces thyroid hormones. These hormones are responsible for regulating your metabolism. 

What Are Some Common Types Of Thyroid Dysfunction?

Thyroid dysfunction affects men and women of all ages, races, and backgrounds. There are two common types of thyroid dysfunction, characterized by varied symptoms and different causes. If your thyroid isn’t working up to par, it may be due to:

Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism occurs when your thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. It can be caused by too much iodine in your system, nodules on your thyroid gland, or a goiter (enlargement of your thyroid gland).

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is the opposite of hyperthyroidism. If you have it, your thyroid gland produces too little thyroid hormone. Common causes of hypothyroidism are thyroiditis (inflammation of your thyroid gland), an autoimmune condition, or an iodine deficiency.

Autoimmune conditions of the thyroid

Your immune system, the part of your body that normally protects you from disease, can turn against you and attack healthy parts of your body. Hashimoto’s disease is a condition that causes your immune system to attack your thyroid gland. It often leads to hypothyroidism, with symptoms like fatigue, muscle weakness, weight gain, and muscle aches. Hashimoto’s is much more common in women than men.

How Is Thyroid Dysfunction Diagnosed?

Symptoms of thyroid dysfunction can help you detect when there’s a problem that needs a diagnosis. Hyperthyroidism typically causes:

  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Weak muscles
  • Eyesight problems
  • An enlarged thyroid gland

Common symptoms of hypothyroidism include:

  • Weight gain
  • Cold intolerance
  • Fatigue
  • Memory problems
  • A hoarse voice
  • Constipation

If you notice these symptoms, you must report them to the team at XBody Health, Wellness & Spa. If they suspect that thyroid dysfunction is the cause, they perform thorough testing of your blood and metabolic rates to find out if your symptoms are related to thyroid dysfunction. They may also perform ultrasounds to identify the functionality of the thyroid.

How is Thyroid Dysfunction Treated?

The XBody Health, Wellness & Spa team takes a holistic approach to help you manage thyroid dysfunction. They frequently monitor your blood and metabolism to make sure that your treatment plan is on track and working.

If an underlying condition is the cause of your hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, treating the underlying condition typically treats the thyroid dysfunction. Your treatment plan may also include:

  • Thyroid hormone replacement therapy
  • Supplementation guidance
  • Reviewing of cortisol levels
  • Providing or removing iodine in the body
  • Monitoring thyroid function
  • Ultrasound tests

The team at XBody Health, Wellness & Spa uses multiple treatment approaches to help you avoid surgery. They continue to monitor your hormone levels the entire time you undergo treatment.

If you’re concerned about thyroid dysfunction or if you need an adjustment to your treatment plan, book an appointment at XBody Health, Wellness & Spa by phone or online today.