Low Thyroid in Scottsdale, Az, or hypothyroidism, is a common problem-more common than many people think. There are two reasons why the thyroid stops functioning properly, causing Low Thyroid in Scottsdale, Az: an autoimmune disorder called Hashimoto’s Disease (where the body attacks the thyroid gland) and iodine deficiency (as iodine is needed for the production of thyroid hormones). Iodine deficiency in developed countries was rare until recently. Adequate amounts of iodine were obtained from table salt use; however, with recent recommendations limiting the use of table salt for cardiovascular reasons, more people are finding themselves with a deficiency.
Low Thyroid in Scottsdale, Az leads to symptoms of fatigue, difficulty concentrating, weight gain, sensitivity to cold, constipation, enlargement of the thyroid gland (goiter), chronic sore throat or the feeling of a constant “lump in the throat”, dry skin, brittle hair and nails, and hair loss. These symptoms can be so vague sometimes individuals, and their providers, may not recognize that it is the thyroid causing the problem.
Here at Aligned Life Medical, we offer comprehensive wellness labs that look for an improperly functioning thyroid, among many other points of wellness. We can identify if the thyroid is under attack by the immune system (Hashimoto’s Disease), or if it is under functioning because of an iodine deficiency. We offer treatment recommendations based on these results. Our labs are covered by insurance, or we have very reasonable cash prices. We would love to help you get back to feeling your BEST! Call us for a FREE evaluation.