How do you know if you have thyroid issues
A thyroid disorder is a disease of the thyroid gland, a small gland in the front of your neck. It produces hormones to regulate how the body uses energy. There are many different types of thyroid disorders, and they vary in severity from person to person.
How do you know if you have thyroid issues? Many possible symptoms could indicate a thyroid problem. Common symptoms of thyroid issues include feeling cold all the time, having an increased appetite but experiencing weight loss, difficulty concentrating or remembering things, changes in moods such as depression or anxiety, dry skin, and hair that falls out easily.
With any of these symptoms, it is essential to get them checked out by your doctor. It can be difficult to diagnose if someone has thyroid problems because some people will not have any symptoms. Others will show only one symptom – and similar symptoms can be caused by issues unrelated to thyroid health.
Symptoms can vary depending on the severity of the problem. For example, people with hyperthyroidism may experience a racing heart, trouble sleeping, sensitivity to heat, anxiety, and unexplained weight loss. Those with hypothyroidism can experience other symptoms such as muscle aches, depression, weight gain, and difficulty concentrating.
You can find out for certain if you have thyroid problems by getting a physical examination from your doctor. The analysis can include blood tests that measure thyroxine and TSH levels (thyroid stimulating hormone) in the body. Other diagnostic tests may also be completed.
Chiropractic care is used to treat thyroid issues of all kinds. A misaligned spine can cause problems with information being sent along the nerves, which can, in turn, impair thyroid function. Chiropractic treatments may also improve problems caused by inflammation which can also lead to thyroid issues.
To find out more about how Sonnier Chiropractic can help with thyroid issues, please call (225) 766-2952 today.