Thyroid Hormone Testing
The thyroid gland is located in the front of your throat, and produces hormones that boost your metabolism, and keep your body energized and warm.
If your thyroid gland cannot produce enough thyroid hormone (a condition called hypothyroidism), you will start to feel fatigued, sluggish, cold, and are likely to gain weight more easily. These symptoms can look like the symptoms of depression, so it is important to have your thyroid function tested if you are having symptoms of depression, especially if you have other symptoms of hypothyroidism.
If your thyroid gland is over-producing thyroid hormone (a condition called hyperthyroidism), the result is feelings of nervousness, heart palpitations, excessive heat, and other symptoms that can be confused with the symptoms of an anxiety disorder. By testing your thyroid function, these conditions can be ruled out.
We can can test your thyroid function with a simple blood test, and treat the imbalance with either synthetic or natural medicine. If you are being treated for a thyroid imbalance and are still having symptoms of fatigue, weight gain, low mood, or anxiety, we can discuss other options for treatments or further testing.
Thyroid support treatments can come in the form of prescription hormones, or natural thyroid support supplements. The treatment choices will depend on the severity of your thyroid imbalance, and the intensity of your symptoms. For people with mild thyroid hormone imbalances, natural supplements may be enough to get the thyroid gland functioning properly, and restore energy and a healthy metabolism.
Dr. Peyman offers a free 15-minute phone consultation to get all the details about how we can help you.