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Thyroid Disorders

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of your neck, below the Adam's apple. It plays a crucial role in producing hormones that regulate metabolism, energy levels, body temperature, and more. Thyroid disorders occur when the thyroid gland doesn't function properly, leading to an imbalance of these hormones.

Common Types of Thyroid Disorders

  1. Hypothyroidism: Occurs when the thyroid gland doesn't produce enough hormones, slowing down the body's metabolism. Common causes include autoimmune conditions, radiation therapy, or surgical removal of the thyroid gland.

  2. Hyperthyroidism: Happens when the thyroid gland produces an excess of hormones, speeding up the body's metabolism. Causes can include Graves' disease, thyroid nodules, or inflammation of the thyroid.

  3. Thyroid Nodules: These are abnormal growths or lumps that form within the thyroid gland. While most nodules are benign, some can be cancerous.

  4. Thyroiditis: Inflammation of the thyroid gland, which can be caused by infections, autoimmune disorders, or certain medications.

Symptoms of Thyroid Disorders

Symptoms of thyroid disorders can vary based on the type of disorder and its severity. Common symptoms include:

  1. Fatigue: Persistent feeling of tiredness and lack of energy.

  2. Weight Changes: Unexplained weight gain in hypothyroidism and weight loss in hyperthyroidism.

  3. Temperature Sensitivity: Feeling excessively cold or hot regardless of the environment.

  4. Muscle Weakness or Tremors: Weakness in muscles or involuntary shaking of hands or fingers.

  5. Heart Rate Changes: Irregular heartbeat, palpitations, or increased heart rate in hyperthyroidism.

  6. Changes in Bowel Habits: Constipation in hypothyroidism or frequent bowel movements in hyperthyroidism.

  7. Hair and Skin Changes: Dry skin, brittle nails, and hair loss in hypothyroidism; excessive sweating and thinning of skin in hyperthyroidism.

  8. Mood Swings and Anxiety: Feelings of anxiety, irritability, or depression.

Seeking Treatment at Southern Wellness and Skin Center

At SWSC, we understand the impact thyroid disorders can have on your overall health and well-being. Our experienced healthcare professionals are dedicated to providing personalized care and effective management for thyroid disorders.

We offer thorough evaluations, accurate diagnosis, and comprehensive treatment plans to alleviate symptoms and address the underlying causes of thyroid disorders. Our goal is to help you achieve optimal thyroid health and improve your quality of life.

If you suspect a thyroid disorder or are experiencing symptoms associated with thyroid issues, contact SWSC to schedule a consultation. Our team is committed to providing you with the best care for your thyroid health.


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Beckley, WV 25801

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