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By Reno Health Institute
June 30, 2021
Tags: Thyroid Disorders  

If you are constantly feeling lethargic and weak or find your weight climbs or drops without reason, don't brush it off as being tired or growing older. You may have a thyroid disorder.

Thyroid disorders can make every day a struggle to get through, and possibly lead to depression, thinning hair, or bowel issues. If you have signs of a thyroid condition, the experts at Reno Health Institute in Reno, NV, can help diagnose and treat your condition to keep you feeling happier and healthier.

What are thyroid disorders?

Thyroid disorders occur in two forms. Hypothyroidism occurs when your thyroid levels are too low. This can cause weight gain, tiredness, and feeling overly cold. Hyperthyroidism is when the body makes too much of the thyroid hormone which can cause rapid heartbeat, weight loss, and lethargy.

How are thyroid disorders diagnosed?

At our Reno, NV, office we will take a thyroid panel and check your adrenals. Blood tests, imaging tests, and a physical can be used for diagnosis.

How are thyroid disorders treated?

Depending on the cause of your thyroid condition, we may advise lifestyle changes, medications, or nutrient supplements.

Hyperthyroidism treatments may include taking beta-blockers to help control symptoms, prescription drugs that stop the thyroid from making hormones, or the use of radioactive iodine which damages the cells to prevent them from making high levels of hormones.

Hypothyroidism may require thyroid replacement medication to increase thyroid hormone levels. Natural remedies like taking vitamin B, selenium, zinc, or probiotic supplements may also offer improvements such as lowering sugar and gluten intake. As stress can also be a factor, practicing meditation or getting more sleep can help. Some patients may also find success with peptide therapy

Restore your energy and improve your health with the help of Reno Health Institute in Reno, NV. Call us today at (775) 507-4740 to discuss plans for your thyroid disorder treatment.

By Reno Health Institute
September 21, 2020
Category: Thyroid
Tags: 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.