Burns Integrative Wellness Center

Thyroid Balancing

Your thyroid, a small gland located in your neck, plays an enormous part in your overall health. If your thyroid is producing too much or too little of the needed thyroid hormones, your body will be out of balance. Getting your body back in balance is the goal of treating thyroid issues.

Occasionally, there are other issues of the thyroid including goiters, thyroid cancer, thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid), Grave’s disease (autoimmune disorder), and Hashimoto’s disease (autoimmune disorder). Only through proper testing can we determine what the best treatment will be for you.

Thyroid issues are typically detected through blood tests, as well as signs and symptoms that you notice. Depending on the issue you may need synthetic or natural thyroid, surgery, or radioiodine therapy.

Signs and symptoms of hypothyroid

This is when your thyroid isn’t producing enough thyroid hormone.

Signs and symptoms of hyperthyroid

This is when your thyroid is producing too much of the thyroid hormone.

Being nervous or irritable
Mood swings
Fatigue or muscle weakness
Heat intolerance
Trouble sleeping
Hand tremors
Rapid and irregular heartbeat
Frequent bowel movements or diarrhea
Weight loss
Goiter, which is an enlarged thyroid that may cause the neck to look swollen