It is projected that one in seven adult Americans and 27 percent of women in the United States have low thyroid functions and signs of chronic thyroid disease, respectively. This figure is in part due to the function of the gland that is a sentinel.
The thyroid’s function is to help regulate metabolism and hormones, in addition to muscle control, temperature, bone maintenance, development, brain growth, digestion, energy, hunger, and heart function, and much more. These mechanisms mean that when something wrong goes on within the body, the thyroid gland will show signs of function as it will become fatigued with trying to regulate a failing system. This is the reason why thyroid disease is so common.
The thyroid gland is a small”H” shaped organ that sits at the bottom of your neck. Although this gland is no bigger than a walnut, it’s a tremendous impact on your body. If your thyroid gland isn’t working correctly, producing thyroid hormone, you can experience painful symptoms.
Factors that can contribute to Thyroid Disease:
- Environmental toxins
- Inflammation and Infections
- Mineral Deficiencies
- Chronic Medication Use
Thyroid hormone receptors are found throughout the body. This means that the consequences of thyroid imbalance can be felt almost anywhere. Here are important signs of low thyroid function:
- Cold Intolerance
- Diffuse migraines
Joint/muscle pain, Morning stiffness
- Dry skin, brittle nails
- Diffuse hair loss
- Low libido
- Menstrual Irregularities
- Puffy face eyelids
- Swelling of your thighs
The team at Health Coach El Paso uses blood panels that are expanded and thorough in looking for evidence of missed thyroid imbalance. By zeroing in to ascertain which factors have contributed to some thyroid diseases, we begin our evaluation. With this knowledge, we customize a treatment strategy to restore your thyroid function to preserve your body health — placing you back to complete wellness.
If you suffer from these ailments, including lack of energy and weight gain, we treat diseases including and a comprehensive list of both metabolism and energy conditions:
- Adrenal Fatigue
- Chronic Fatigue
- Low Libido
- Low Testosterone
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Thyroid Imbalance
- Vitamin & Mineral Deficiency
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Weight Gain
- Weight Loss
If you are having any of these disruptive and sometimes debilitating thyroid symptoms, please contact Health Coach El Paso, TX to set up a consultation at 915-412-6677 or email us at Coach@ElPasoFunctionalMedicine.com[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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