The thyroid plays a role in many of your body’s most basic functions, from mood to temperature. At Zephyr Health in Lafayette, 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.
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.
Depending on the type of thyroid problem you have, you may experience:
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.
There are many types of thyroid disorders, but the most common are:
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 is an overactive thyroid that can cause increased sweating, weight loss, anxiety, and an increased heart rate.
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.