Have you ever wondered if your fatigue, mood changes or weight gain might be due to thyroid problems?
Though small in size, the thyroid gland plays a significant role in the functioning of the body. This butterfly-shaped endocrine gland is located in the front, lower portion of the neck and works to secrete hormones, like T4 (thyroxine) and T3 (triiodothyronine). These hormones act throughout the body impacting areas of metabolism, development, growth, and even body temperature. In fact, during infancy, brain development is dependent upon adequate thyroid hormone.
Since this gland plays such a pivotal role in the body, it can have devastating effects when not working properly. Two commonly known conditions of the thyroid include hypothyroidism, resulting in low production of thyroid hormones and hyperthyroidism, resulting in overproduction of these hormones.
Continue to read here to learn more about signs and symptoms of a dysfunctional thyroid gland and the best tests to evaluate your thyroid.
If you suspect your thyroid hasn’t been functioning correctly, it may be time to get help. If you are in NY or CA, call our office at 646.627.8000 or email Bridget@drbojana.com to schedule your appointment with Dr. Bojana Jankovic Weatherly and get the support you need today. Our team is passionate about not only restoring health, but helping you find joy and fulfillment in life again!
To Your Health,
Dr. Bojana and team
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