"When you suffer from an ailment, such as underactive thyroid, it is often your body's way of alerting you that something is out of balance. With Nutrition Response Testing, I can detect the exact cause of your imbalance and then develop a holistic plan, which includes whole food supplements, to encourage your body's own natural healing process for improved health."
-Dr. Donna Sergi
Finding Your Natural Hypothyroidism Remedy in Brooklyn NY
An underactive thyroid, also known as hyperthyroidism, is when the thyroid gland fails to produce an adequate amount of thyroxine. When thyroxine, the main hormone produced by the thyroid that regulates your heartbeat and controls your metabolism, is not producing at its proper levels can cause many of the body's functions to slow down. This imbalance often leads to various chronic and long-term health issues.
Both men and women can be affected by an underactive thyroid; however, it tends to be most prevalent in women.
Common Symptoms of an Underactive Thyroid
An underactive thyroid can present different symptoms, which develop slowly over time so that they may go unnoticeable, and sometimes even for years. Some of the most common symptoms of an underactive thyroid include:
- Feelings of depression
- Weight gain
- Dry hair and skin
- Sore or achy muscles
- Muscle cramps
- Cold sensitivity
- Numbness and tingling in the fingers and hands
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Slow thoughts or movements