The thyroid gland produces the thyroid hormones (thyroxine and T3) which regulate the body’s metabolism, energy levels and sensitivity to other hormones.
Thyroid imbalance can result from the thyroid gland being underactive (hypothyroid) or overactive (hyperthyroid).
Hypothyroidism is a common health condition affecting children, women and men.
All physical activity requires energy so if the thyroid gland is under-functioning, the symptoms of low thyroid function can be far reaching.
Symptoms of an under-functioning thyroid include:
- Susceptibility to the cold
- Lethargy or fatigue that does not improve with rest
- Enlarged thyroid gland (goiter)
- Difficulty losing weight
- Dry skin, hair & nails
- Hair loss
- Thinning or loss of eye brows, especially the outer third
- Muscle weakness and joint pain
- Menstrual problems
- Sluggish memory and poor concentration
- Lowered stress resistance
- Recurrent infections
- Hoarse voice.
How do we treat thyroid conditions?
It is very common for many patients who have thyroid deficiency symptoms to have normal or borderline results in their thyroid function blood tests. At the Marion Gluck Clinic we determine the treatment plan based on the full picture – the individual, his/her symptoms and appropriate detailed tests.
We have a lot of success improving the health and quality of life of our patients through supplementing with thyroid support nutrients or prescribing low-dose thyroid hormone. The treatment plan is tailored to our patients’ needs, and we work closely with our patients to monitor their progress and improvement.
For many of our patients, the treatment they have received has been life-changing, with many symptoms diminishing.