Manage Thyroid Conditions with Genesis Health Solutions in Forest
Millions of individuals suffer from thyroid conditions, but are often undiagnosed, or misdiagnosed for their disorders. Common conditions include hypothyroidism, which means you are not producing enough hormones or hyperthyroidism, in which you are secreting an excessive amount. Women are more susceptible to developing hypothyroidism than hyperthyroidism. Here at Genesis Health Solutions, serving Lynchburg, Roanoke, and the surrounding communities, we offer nutritional counseling and health coaching to help people effectively manage symptoms associated with thyroid dysfunction.
Common Causes of Thyroid Conditions
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland, positioned near the base of the neck. It is a complex organ that functions in conjunction with other parts of the body, such as the liver, hypothalamus and the pituitary glands. Two primary hormones are produced by the thyroid gland, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxin (T4), these hormones affect the cells in your body as well the overall metabolic process.
Autoimmune diseases, tumors, stress, environmental chemicals, junk food and a lack of iodine are some factors that can influence the levels of these hormones, resulting in a person’s thyroid becoming dysfunctional.
Typical Thyroid Symptoms
Some common signs of a thyroid disorder will vary depending on the type of disorder:
- Hypothyroidism - weight gain, hair loss, fatigue, slow heart rate and a low tolerance cold
- Hyperthyroidism -weight loss, sweating, insomnia, fast heart rate and a low tolerance to heat.
- Other thyroid symptoms may include hot or cold flashes, thinning hair, dry skin, and even infertility
How to Diagnose Thyroid Dysfunction
Whether your thyroid is over or underactive, your primary care provider will identify the issue by examining your thyroid gland to see if there is swelling or tenderness. They will also administer a blood test to see the amount of thyroid-stimulated hormones (TSH). Knowing how much TSH is in the blood is crucial as it communicates with the thyroid gland; telling it how much thyroxin to secrete.
Special testing can also be done to determine if a thyroid disorder is caused by an autoimmune thyroid condition, such as Hashimoto’s or Grave’s Disease. Autoimmune disorders cause the body to attack itself; in the case if the thyroid, the body will attack its own gland, hormone receptors, and hormones.
How Genesis Health Solutions Can Help
Our physicians know the importance of a proper diagnosis. Our healing methods focus on whole-body, holistic strategies to address symptoms of disorders. We’ll try to focus on removing the causes of the disorder and guide nutritional counseling and healing from the inside out.
Contact our Integrative Nutrition Practitioners in Lynchburg and Forest, VA
If you suspect you have an underlying thyroid problem, it would be a good idea to contact Genesis Health Solutions serving Lynchburg, Forest, Roanoke, and the surrounding areas. Drs. Jeff and Cindy Tanzar, offer all natural nutritional counseling and weight loss services that have helped patients effectively manage symptoms associated with diabetes, thyroid disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, and more. Please, give call us today, at (434) 316-0001 to book an appointment.