What To Know About Thyroid Disorders

What To Know About Thyroid Disorders

Chances are that you know someone with a thyroid disorder. Perhaps you’re even living with one now. While you certainly wouldn’t know that someone has it just by looking at them, this invisibility can sometimes make it challenging to get the treatment you need. Fortunately, our Reno, NV, naturopathic doctor, Dr. Melissa Bachman can help

Types of Thyroid Disorders

From your energy levels to your metabolism, the thyroid regulates it all; therefore, when your thyroid doesn’t function properly, everything else in your body feels off. Common thyroid disorders include,

  • Hypothyroidism: An underactive thyroid
  • Hyperthyroidism: An overactive thyroid
  • Hashimoto’s disease: A common type of hypothyroidism in which the immune system attacks the thyroid

Common symptoms of a thyroid disorder include,

  • Hair loss or hair thinning
  • Fatigue
  • Dry skin
  • Weakness
  • Muscle aches
  • Intolerance to cold
  • Loss of sexual drive
  • Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
  • Constipation
  • Memory loss
  • Trouble concentrating (“mental fog”)

If you are experiencing symptoms of a thyroid disorder the sooner you see a doctor the better.

How Integrative Medicine Can Help the Situation

If you’re currently working with your doctor to find the right medication and therapies to help you but you feel like you’re not being heard or properly cared for, our Reno, NV, integrative medicine specialists can help. Instead of just giving you medication to treat symptoms, we focus on ways to correct the underlying problems that are making your thyroid disorder worse.

By pinpointing nutritional deficits, daily habits, and other factors that could be making your thyroid disorder worse, we can create a customized treatment plan that may include,

  • Nutrition and diet counseling
  • Supplementation (E.g. vitamin B12, selenium)
  • Natural herbs
  • Lifestyle changes (e.g. incorporating more aerobic exercise into your routine)
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Acupuncture

We can work with you to incorporate other alternative and integrative therapies to improve your health, energy, and quality of life.

Concerned? Give Us a Call

Are you experiencing fatigue, hair thinning, and other symptoms of a thyroid disorder? Have you been having trouble getting your thyroid disorder under control? If so, find out how Dr. Melissa Bachman at Reno Health Institute can help by dialing (775) 507-4740.

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