A small butterfly-shaped gland that rests at the base of the neck is responsible for quite a few different functions in your body. This gland is known as the thyroid. Primarily, it releases hormones that play a key role in how well your body burns calories and the speed of which your heart beats. When this gland malfunctions, in that it either produces too many hormones or too few, it can perform quite a number on your body. For one, you may feel restless or tired. You may also notice that it is more difficult than usual to lose weight. Thyroid disease tends to affect women more so than men, especially after pregnancy or menopause. Luckily, there are a few thyroid treatments available. With those treatments, you may experience some of the following benefits.
Because the thyroid plays a key role in determining how well calories burn in your body, if it doesn’t function well, then those calories aren’t being processed as well. As a result, you may be expending a lot of energy to burn those calories up and feel extremely tired, or you may be burning up too many calories and feel restless. Whichever way the spectrum goes, weight gain is usually a staple with thyroid disease. Once you start on a thyroid treatment, you can typically notice some weight loss. The ability to burn calories efficiently can keep the weight from adding up.
Another aspect of health that will improve with a thyroid treatment is better energy levels. Again, this has to do with burning calories. With your body being able to burn calories properly, it can regulate the proper rhythm of your heart. A heart rhythm that beats faster than necessary is drawing upon your energy levels. It tires you out. The same can be said for a rhythm that can’t properly speed up. You may feel tired all of the time. With a thyroid treatment, it helps the hormones to regulate the pattern of your heart rate. As a result, those stores of energy are utilized efficiently and properly. You’re no longer taxed.
Better Skin And Hair
Thyroid disease also affects your skin and hair. It can make your skin dry and pale. Your hair may thin out and even become brittle. With a thyroid treatment, nourishment can be restored to your skin and hair. Vibrancy will return to your hair and your skin should become less puffy and hydrated.
Regulate Your Energy Levels
If you believe you may have a thyroid problem, take the time to give us a call or schedule an appointment, so we can give you a proper diagnosis. Thyroid disease can be a pain to deal with and may affect your pregnancy or even make it difficult to become pregnant. We can offer a thyroid treatment that is perfect for you and your situation. Don’t let your thyroid disease control you.