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Thyroid Problems Specialist

Certified North American Menopause Practitioner (NCMP) & Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician in Lafayette, CO

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Thyroid Problems

The thyroid plays a role in many of your body’s most basic functions, from mood to temperature. At Zephyr Health in Arvada, Colorado, Certified North American Menopause Practitioner (NCMP) Janna Gelderman-Moffett, DO, provide tailored treatments for thyroid problems to restore your physical, mental, and emotional health. Call Zephyr Health today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about thyroid problems.


What are thyroid problems?

The thyroid is a gland shaped like a butterfly that sits at the front of your neck. This small gland plays a major role in hormone regulation throughout your body. It produces the thyroid hormone, which helps regulate digestion, temperature, metabolism, mood, and many other basic bodily functions.

Any fluctuations in the thyroid hormone can lead to substantial physical, emotional, or mental symptoms. At Zephyr Health, Dr. Gelderman-Moffett treats all types of thyroid problems to help restore your quality of life.

What are the symptoms of thyroid problems?

Depending on the type of thyroid problem you have, you may experience:

  • Weight fluctuations
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Menstrual cycle changes
  • Increased sweating
  • Dry skin and hair
  • Voice changes
  • Irritability

After a comprehensive evaluation that includes a physical exam, medical history review, and blood work, Dr. Gelderman-Moffett can better identify the cause of your thyroid problems.

What are the different types of thyroid problems?

There are many types of thyroid disorders, but the most common are:

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, is a condition in which your thyroid gland produces too little of its hormone. It’s by far the most common thyroid problem in women. Hypothyroidism is also more common as you age and shares many of the same symptoms as menopause. If you already have a hypothyroidism diagnosis, menopause can exacerbate your symptoms.

Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is an overactive thyroid that can cause increased sweating, weight loss, anxiety, and an increased heart rate.

What are the treatments for thyroid problems?

The first step in treating your thyroid problem is accurately diagnosing your condition. Dr. Gelderman-Moffett performs a comprehensive physical exam and blood panel to diagnose thyroid problems. Testing your thyroid hormone levels is essential for a proper diagnosis.

 

To learn more about thyroid problems, call Zephyr Health or schedule an appointment online today.

Zephyr Health
✆ Phone (appointments): 720-571-1868
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 720-389-6063
Address: 808 S. Public Rd, suite 102, Lafayette, CO 80026
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