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Here’s What Happens To Your Body When Your Thyroid Is Imbalanced

Your thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland, located at the base of your throat. The hormones it secretes control several bodily processes, and when something goes wrong with your thyroid, you may experience numerous symptoms that may not seem in any way related. 

Adam Learner, L.Ac, is an expert on thyroid imbalance and offers highly individualized treatment options tailored to your specific situation. If you think there’s any possibility you may have a thyroid imbalance, book a consultation with Adam.

Types of thyroid imbalance

There are two main ways your thyroid can be out of balance. One is hyperthyroidism, where your thyroid secretes too much hormone, and the other is hypothyroidism, where your thyroid secretes too little hormone. 

Your pituitary gland produces thyroid-stimulating hormone, or TSH, which signals your thyroid gland to produce a hormone called thyroxine, commonly referred to as T4. T4 is then converted to T3, or triiodothyronine, in the liver and other tissues in your body.

Blood tests measure TSH, T4, and T3. If you have a high TSH level, but low levels of T4, your pituitary gland is sending signals to your thyroid, but your thyroid isn’t quite doing its job, and you likely have hypothyroidism. On the other hand, if your TSH level is low, you may have an overactive thyroid, or hyperthyroidism. 

Symptoms of thyroid imbalance

The symptoms of thyroid imbalance can be confusing, because your thyroid affects so many different systems in your body. For example, you may have difficulty concentrating, and you may have digestive problems. Here are a few of the symptoms you may experience when you have a thyroid imbalance: 

Because the symptoms are so varied, and also are common to a number of other conditions, you may have had difficulty in getting a proper diagnosis. Adam has the expertise and experience to recognize thyroid imbalance. Further, he understands the importance of recognizing individual differences in designing a treatment plan.

Whether your treatment plan includes dietary recommendations, supplements, acupuncture, or other approaches, you can be sure that Adam considered your unique lifestyle and body chemistry in creating a treatment plan for you.

If you’d like to learn more about how thyroid imbalance is treated at Family Acupuncture and Wellness, book your appointment today. You can request an appointment online, or feel free to call our office to schedule. 

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