Thyroid Dysfunction
Thyroid Issues

A staggering 200 million people worldwide have thyroid issues, with over 50 percent of those remaining undiagnosed. In the United States alone, the number of people with thyroid symptoms is reaching epidemic levels.

The two main types of thyroid disease are hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

When functioning normally, the thyroid produces at T3 and T4 at a ratio of 20% – 80%. If these hormones are under-produced, the body’s metabolism is slowed, causing Hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism commonly causes symptoms include weight-gain despite eating sensibly, feeling cold, fatigue, depression and sometimes increased blood pressure and cholesterol levels as well.

Hyperthyroidism, on the other hand, occurs when an too much of the T3 and T4 hormones are produced, speeding up the body’s metabolism. If left untreated, this condition can lead to serious complications like rapid, unhealthy weight-loss, nervousness, and accelerated heart rate and insomnia.

Having a healthy, properly functioning thyroid is so important because it affects all the other hormones in the body. Hormonal balance and general health depends on a well functioning thyroid. Due to the disturbing increase in thyroid disease, we suggest screening thyroid function annually. This process is simple and includes blood tests that check on thyroid hormone levels and body iodine levels.

If you feel that you’re suffering with Thyroid Issues or would like to learn more about any of the services we at Parker Nutritional Healing Center offer, contact us today to schedule an appointment or consultation.

Conveniently located in Tampa, Fl.

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