Approximately 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, according to the American Thyroid Association. The expert medical team at Five Stones Healing Arts & Wellness Center treat a range of thyroid and hormonal disorders. With years of collective experience, they take the time required to ensure patients receive the correct diagnosis and treatment plan. Call the Leesburg, Virginia, office today.
The thyroid is a gland in your neck that performs the following functions:
Thyroid disorders are more common in women than men, particularly after pregnancy and menopause, and can occur when this gland over- or under-produces hormones. The symptoms of these disorders include rapid weight loss or gain and excessive restlessness or fatigue.
For normal body functioning, your thyroid gland must produce the appropriate amount of hormones.
Hypothyroidism is a disorder where your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough hormones.
This inadequate hormone production disrupts the normal chemical balance in your body and can lead to the following symptoms:
If untreated, hypothyroidism can lead to infertility and heart disease. An advanced case of hypothyroidism is called myxedema and, while rare, is life-threatening.
A variety of avoidable and unavoidable factors cause hypothyroidism, including:
Hyperthyroidism is an overactive thyroid that produces too much of the hormones that rapidly accelerate your metabolism. Fortunately, there are effective diagnostic methods and several treatments available.
The experts at Five Stones Healing Arts & Wellness Center are highly experienced in treating thyroid disorders and helping men and women restore hormonal balance and achieve optimal health.