What are the symptoms of thyroid imbalance?
The thyroid gland primarily regulates cellular metabolism, growth and regulates body temperature and many other body functions. Thyroid imbalance means the thyroid hormones are too high or too low, goiter, nodules, or the body has developed an autoimmune condition in the thyroid gland. These imbalances can affect our mood, our energy level, our metabolism, hair growth, digestion, sleep, memory, mental clarity, irregular menses, insomnia, and much more.
Hypothyroidism can cause one or more of the following: fatigue, weight gain, muscle weakness, dry skin, acne, hair fall, depression, brain fog, lack of motivation, and constipation. Hyperthyroidism can cause symptoms such as anxiety, heart palpitations, diarrhea, excess sweating, irregular menses, insomnia, and weight loss. Hashimoto’s can cause a combination of the above symptoms.
What is the treatment for a thyroid hormone imbalance?
Dr. Wells must determine the severity of the thyroid imbalance before prescribing a specific treatment plan for you. Blood work or other testing will be needed to determine the thyroid hormone levels. Dr. Wells runs an extensive panel and uses ranges she calls ‘optimal’. Using traditional ranges may not be good enough in most cases. She may prescribe vitamins, minerals, amino acids, glandulars, herbs or botanicals, pharmaceuticals, or other therapies and they can work quickly to get you feeling your best.
What are the first steps?
A 60 to 90-minute phone consult or in-office visit is necessary to get started. Dr. Wells is a specialist in hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and other thyroid conditions such as Grave’s Disease or Hashimoto’s. She will do a thorough history and exam, investigate the underlying causes, and prescribe a treatment plan on the first or second visit.
Each patient receives a custom treatment plan including a blend of vitamins, herbs, pharmaceuticals, and or other supplementation to meet your particular needs.