Thyroid Disease Specialist

Integrative Medical NY

Board Certified Internal Medicine & Functional and Holistic Medicine located in Midtown West, New York, NY

Up to 60 percent of people with a thyroid condition may not even know they have a problem, according to the American Thyroid Association. If you’re suffering from fatigue, weight gain, muscles aches, or other symptoms, visit Integrative Medical NY. As a functional and holistic medicine team in New York City, the practice helps individuals treat the cause of thyroid problems with both traditional and alternative approaches. Call or book an appointment online for a personalized consultation.

Thyroid Disease Q & A

Integrative Medical NY

What causes thyroid problems?

The thyroid is a small gland that sits at the base of your neck. It influences many different bodily processes, including your metabolism, temperature, heart rate, and protein synthesis.

In people with hypothyroidism, the thyroid doesn’t produce enough hormones. An autoimmune disease, thyroid surgery, or certain medications often cause this condition.

Hyperthyroidism, in contrast, happens when the thyroid produces too many hormones. Medical conditions like Grave’s disease or thyroiditis may cause this condition.    

What are the symptoms of a thyroid disorder?

A thyroid problem can produce a variety of different symptoms or, sometimes, no symptoms at all. Some of the most common signs include:

  • Mental fog or concentration problems
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Intolerance to hot or cold temperatures

Hypothyroidism is usually associated with sluggishness and a depressed mood while hyperthyroidism can cause anxiety or restlessness. In women, thyroid problems can also cause disruptions or changes in their menstrual cycle.

What are the treatment options for thyroid problems?

At Integrative Medical NY, treatment for any hormonal problem involves a holistic approach. Your physician evaluates your symptoms and your health history to create a customized healing protocol.

Treatment may include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, dietary changes, stress management, supplements, or other whole-body approaches. A detoxification protocol can also help support your liver, which is connected to a healthy thyroid hormone metabolism.  

If you’re currently taking medication for a thyroid problem, your provider can help you wean off or manage the dosing so that it complements the rest of your treatment.

What results can I expect from thyroid treatment?

It takes time to balance hormones and reverse the symptoms associated with thyroid problems.

With an integrative approach, however, you support your body’s long-term health and reduce the chances of future complications. You start to feel better gradually, gain more energy, and get back to a healthy weight. Mood issues also even out and you feel balanced.

The Integrative Medical NY team emphasizes patient education and empowerment, so you can understand why you developed health problems and manage your well-being moving forward.

If you’re experiencing symptoms related to a potential thyroid problem, book an appointment by scheduling online or calling the office today.