Many people in California have a thyroid condition and may not even know they have a problem. If you’re suffering from unexplained fatigue, weight gain, muscles aches, or other symptoms, it may be your thyroid. We have cutting-edge protocol for thyroid disorders. Whether you suffer from hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, or Hashimoto thyroid disease, we have the functional medicine that may alleviate your symptoms.
Your thyroid is a small gland located at the base of your neck. It influences many of your bodily processes, including your metabolism, temperature, heart rate, and protein synthesis. If you have hypothyroidism, your thyroid isn’t producing enough hormones. Hypothyroidism, underactive thyroid or low thyroid, is an energy-sapping illness with diverse symptoms that depend on factors such as your age and the state of your health.
Hashimoto’s disease is a medical disorder in which your immune system attacks your thyroid. Hashimoto’s disease is known to be a common cause of hypothyroidism. Although the disease primarily affects middle-aged women, it can also occur in men, women of any age, and children.
Hyperthyroidism is a thyroid condition occurring when your thyroid produces too many hormones. Hyperthyroidism can accelerate your body’s metabolism, causing unintentional weight loss and a rapid or irregular heartbeat. Hyperthyroidism may also cause anxiety or restlessness. These problems can also cause disruptions or changes in your menstrual cycle.
If you suffer from either of these disorders, you might experience a wide range of thyroid symptoms, which vary in severity, such as:
- Chronic fatigue
- Sleep disorders
- Mood disorders such as anxiety or depression
- Unexplained weight gain that’s difficult to lose despite proper diet and exercise
- Muscle pain and joint aches
- Hair loss
- Dry, brittle nails
- Swelling and puffiness in the eyes, face, neck, arms, or legs
- Low sex drive
- High cholesterol levels
- Heavier than normal menstrual period or your period is more extended than it used to be or comes more frequently
- Chronic yeast infections
- Memory fog
Scientific research shows a link between nutritional deficiencies and thyroid problems. At Escalon Physical Medicine, we believe that nutritional correction can alleviate symptoms of both
hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Our functional medicine team in California can help you alter your lifestyle to promote healthier thyroid function. Our functional nutrition program is customized to help you manage your thyroid imbalance and symptoms.
Serving clients in Modesto, Stockton, Escalon, and nearby cities, our doctor approaches thyroid gland issues with a whole-body approach. We evaluate your symptoms and your health history to create a customized healing protocol to reduce the symptoms associated with your thyroid issues. Our doctor emphasizes patient education and empowerment, so you can understand why you developed health problems and manage your well-being moving forward.
If you’re experiencing symptoms related to a potential thyroid problem, the functional medicine program at our medical practice can support your body’s long-term health and reduce the chances of future complications. You’ll start to feel better gradually, gain more energy, and get back to a healthy lifestyle. Contact us to book an appointment for a personalized consultation today.