Johnson City TN Chronic Thyroid Treatment Hypothyroidism Services Announced

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Tri-Cities Functional Medicine has announced services for people with thyroid problems to regain optimum health and deal with fatigue, and other thyroid issues.

Tri-Cities Functional Medicine in Johnson City, TN, has announced services to help people with thyroid issues get their health back on track.

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The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits below the Adam’s apple, in front of the windpipe, above the collarbone. It produces hormones needed by the body to regulate metabolism, the process of turning food into energy. Because of that, the thyroid is important for heart rate and temperature.

A thyroid that is operating properly enables a person’s body to adjust the heart rate and body temperature appropriately. A thyroid that is not operating properly may cause a range of health issues.

An overactive thyroid or hyperthyroidism may cause heart-pounding, increased sweat, irritability, and overactive metabolism.

An underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism may result in fatigue, sensitivity to cold, constipation, and dry skin.

Tri-Cities Functional Medicine specializes in treating people with thyroid imbalances in such a way that they will not need to take medication for the rest of their lives.

The American Thyroid Association (ATA) reports that approximately 20 million Americans have thyroid disease to some extent; however, an estimated 60% of them are not aware that they have a problem. Instead, they live with dry skin that does not respond to moisturizers, or they just accept their sensitivity to cold without consulting a doctor about it.

According to the ATA, women are around five to eight times more likely to suffer from thyroid problems than men, especially if they have diabetes or are 60 or older. In addition, an estimated one in eight women will develop some kind of thyroid problem during her life.

Scientists still do not understand why women are more vulnerable, but diagnosing whether a person’s thyroid is functioning properly is relatively easy with a blood test that measures the level of thyroid hormones in a person’s blood.

If a blood test indicates a problem with the thyroid, a customized treatment plan can be developed to return thyroid hormone levels to normal.

The doctors at Tri-Cities Functional Medicine work with a patient to treat the root cause of health problems so that a normal life free of health problems can be regained.

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