123RF-Healthy-Thyroid-1Low thyroid (also called hypothyroidism) are common problems that affect many Americans. It is estimated that over 30 million Americans suffer from a thyroid disorder. Unfortunately, at least half of all Americans have not been diagnosed.

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck which regulates many bodily functions. Women in their mid-thirties are particularly susceptible to a thyroid disorder.

The thyroid creates thyroid hormone (TH) which controls areas like the metabolism, body’s temperature and heartbeat. When the thyroid becomes under-active, (hypothyroid) it produces too little TH. The cause of thyroid problems can be any number of reasons: stress, environment, autoimmune attack, pregnancy, diet deficiencies, etc.

Low Thyroid Indicators To Watch For

  • Lack of Energy
  • Feelings of Depression
  • Erratic Sleeping Patterns
  • Dry Skin
  • Absentmindedness or Fuzzy-Thinking
  • Low Libido
  • Longer Periods
  • Tingling, Numbness or Pain in Arms, Legs, Feet or Hands
  • Unpredictable Bowels
  • Feeling Cold/Chills
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Unexplained Weight Gain
  • Hair Loss and Brittle Nails
  • Trouble Getting Pregnant
  • High Cholesterol

The symptoms above are general indicators that a hypothyroid problem may exist. Only a doctor can determine with certainty that treatment is necessary for hypothyroidism.

To get a free evaluation for low thyroid issues, contact our office for more information call us at 972-372-9500.

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