Holistic Thyroid & Weight Loss Doctor In Lisle & Surrounding Areas
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Hypothyroidism and other thyroid complications are becoming increasingly common in the United States. The physician at the Northstar Integrated Health & Physical Medicine Center located in Lisle, IL offers several treatment plans to address thyroid-related complications. Call or book an appointment online to learn more.
Hypothyroidism is a condition where your thyroid doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormones to keep your body running properly. Your thyroid is a small endocrine gland that rests in the middle of the lower neck and controls your metabolism, the rate at which your body converts food into energy.
Your thyroid also regulates your body’s sensitivity to hormones. If your thyroid is malfunctioning, it may not be able to produce the right amount of hormones to keep your metabolism in check. The symptoms of hypothyroidism include:
- Weight gain
- Memory loss
- Dry skin and hair
- Temperature intolerance
- Muscle weakness and tremors
The thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) test is the primary method for diagnosing thyroid diseases. It can even identify thyroid disorders before symptoms begin.
Treatment options include medications and hormone replacement therapies.
When your thyroid gland isn’t regulating your metabolism correctly, it affects other body functions. By default, you become less active and gain weight gain more easily.
Undergoing treatment for your thyroid condition should help you lose weight.
If you’re having trouble losing weight yourself, having an experienced medical weight loss professional by your side can provide several benefits. Your Northstar physician conducts an initial consultation to assess your history, performs a physical exam, and discusses your current diet and exercise habits.
They’ll educate you on nutrition, activity, and much more before your initial weigh-in, which will give you your starting point and allow your progress to be monitored. Your medical weight loss professional will design a nutrition plan for you that may include supplements or even acupuncture to maximize results. They may also prescribe medications if necessary.
Your Northstar physician monitors your progress through regular checkups and coaching to make sure you stay on track. If you’d like to discuss your medical weight loss options with an experienced weight loss professional, call Northstar Integrated Health & Physical Medicine Center today, or book your consultation online.