Thyroid Disorders



Thyroid Disorders Houston TX
Thyroid disorders are one of the most prevalent disorders facing Americans today. Houston Health and Wellness helps patients manage their thyroid disorders effectively through holistic approaches that are tailored to each individual’s needs. Dr. Michiel Rorick provides natural medicines and treatments for addressing thyroid dysfunction.

Your thyroid plays an important role in regulating numerous metabolic processes throughout the body. In fact, it is highly sensitive to the slightest changes in the body. If the thyroid is not functioning properly (either underactive or overactive), many body functions can be impaired. At Houston Health and Wellness, we value the importance of helping patients understand how their thyroid is affecting their body in order to determine the appropriate treatment plan. We use specialized laboratory testing in order to get an accurate reading of your thyroid levels. We also listen carefully to your symptoms and evaluate other underlying conditions. Most medical practices offer a simple screening that often misses significant signs of thyroid disorders, which can make them unreliable and inaccurate in diagnosing thyroid conditions.

Symptoms Thyroid Conditions

Hypothyroidism is essentially an underactive thyroid. Symptoms of Hypothyroidism include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain or difficulty losing weight (despite reduced food intake)
  • Coarse, dry hair
  • Weakness
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Memory loss
  • Abnormal menstrual cycles
  • Decreased libido

Hyperthyroid refers to an overactive thyroid gland, and its symptoms can be equally disruptive. Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism may include:

  • Fatigue or muscle weakness
  • Mood swings
  • Hand tremors
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Weight loss
  • Increased frequency of bowel movements
  • Light periods or skipping periods

Hashimoto’s Disease is actually an Autoimmune Condition that is often overlooked and treated as hypothyroid, which may further destroy the thyroid. Symptoms of Hashimoto’s Disease include:

  • Fatigue and sluggishness
  • Constipation
  • Increased sensitivity to cold
  • Pale, dry skin
  • A puffy face
  • Hoarse voice
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Muscle weakness, aches, tenderness, and stiffness
  • Joint pain, aches, and swelling
  • Excessive or prolonged menstrual bleeding
  • Depression

Holistic Treatment for Thyroid Disorders

Too often, patients who take thyroid hormone (such as Synthroid or Thyroxine) will fail to feel normal. There are 22 different types of low thyroid patterns which is why treating all 22 types with thyroid medication can make the problem worse. At Houston Health and Wellness, we take an all-encompassing approach to treating thyroid disorder and its associated symptoms, which includes looking at the “WHY” behind thyroid dysfunction. Many patients that are unresponsive to thyroid medication may have hypothyroid symptoms that are actually caused by an autoimmune condition. If the immune system is attacking thyroid tissue proteins, this triggers an autoimmune response that most doctors do not recognize or address.

Our physicians address the underlying metabolic processes that may be affecting your thyroid function and causing symptoms despite normal test results. We consider and evaluate potential causes for thyroid dysfunction including adrenal function, chronic stress, leaky gut, blood sugar and liver function. If you would like to learn more, we are happy to explain the specific ways that these body functions may be impacting your thyroid and overall well-being.

Houston Health and Wellness offers holistic treatment for thyroid disorders to the residents of Houston, TX, and the surrounding areas. The thyroid plays a part in almost every other system in the body, and is often referred to as the “master gland.” As a result, symptoms of thyroid disorders may begin when the thyroid is not producing enough hormones, or when other imbalances in the body are present that interfere with the thyroid.

For accurate diagnosis and holistic treatment for thyroid disorders, contact Houston Health and Wellness today.

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