Thyroid Dysfunctions

Weight Loss & Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist in Richmond , TX
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Thyroid Dysfunctions services offered in Richmond , TX

Problems with your thyroid can lead to significant hormone imbalances, causing you to feel sluggish and depressed or shaky and on edge. At NATT Weightloss and Women Health Solutions in Richmond, Texas and surrounding areas, Alison Forsab, FNP-C, and the team treat thyroid dysfunctions with lifestyle changes, medications, and other nonsurgical strategies. Call NATT Weightloss and Women’s Health Solution or schedule a virtual appointment online today.

Thyroid Dysfunctions Q & A

What are some of the most common thyroid dysfunctions?

Your thyroid is a hormone-producing gland located at the base of the front of your neck. The hormones produced by your thyroid gland regulate your blood pressure, body temperature, heart rate, and other vital functions. 

Thyroid dysfunctions can result in your thyroid producing either too many or too few hormones, which can lead to a variety of symptoms. While there are many thyroid disorders, they all result in either:


You have hyperthyroidism if your thyroid gland is overactive and produces too much thyroid hormone. Some of its symptoms include sweating, a racing heart, weight loss, and anxiety.


Hypothyroidism is the opposite of hyperthyroidism. It means your thyroid underproduces thyroid hormone. With hypothyroidism, you experience symptoms like weight gain, fatigue, and depression. 

Thyroid conditions that can cause hyper or hypothyroidism include Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Graves’ disease, and thyroid tumors or cancer. 


How are thyroid dysfunctions diagnosed?

If you notice symptoms like weight challenges, heart palpitations, fatigue, depressed mood, or anxiety, report them to the team at NATT Weightloss and Women Health Solutions. The symptoms of thyroid dysfunctions aren’t exclusive to thyroid problems, so the team explores other possibilities too.

The only way to confirm thyroid dysfunction diagnosis is with a hormone blood test. The team at NATT Weightloss and Women Health Solutions will have your blood sample collected and sent  to a lab for testing. The lab analysis can confirm if you have an imbalance. 


How are thyroid dysfunctions treated?

Treatment for thyroid dysfunction depends on the type and severity of the dysfunction. The team at NATT Weightloss and Women Health Solutions typically focuses on nonsurgical options that either increase or decrease thyroid hormone production. 

Depending on your particular thyroid problem, your treatment and recommendations might include:

  • Anti-thyroid medications
  • Thyroid hormone therapy
  • Thyroidectomy surgery

The team also encourages you to practice healthy habits and include plenty of vitamins and minerals in your diet, especially calcium, magnesium, iodine, and protein. 

To find out if you have thyroid dysfunction or are at risk, call NATT Weightloss and Women Health Solutions or book an appointment online today.