Thyroid Treatment

Mountain Health Functional Medicine

Functional & Regenerative Medicine located in Billings, MT

Your thyroid is a small gland located in your neck, but it produces hormones that control many parts of your body. If your thyroid isn’t producing enough of these hormones or producing too many, you may experience a number of symptoms. Roy R. Hall, MD, at Mountain Health Functional Medicine in Billings, Montana, provides thyroid treatment to help restore hormone balance and help you feel more like yourself. Call today or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.

Thyroid Treatment Q & A

What is the thyroid?

Your thyroid is a small bow-tie-shaped gland located under the Adam’s apple in your neck. Your thyroid gland is responsible for producing and secreting thyroid hormones. These hormones play an essential role in a number of vital functions, including:

  • Metabolic rate (the rate at which your body burns calories)
  • Heart rate
  • Heat production
  • Fertility
  • Digestion

Under normal conditions, your body is able to balance thyroid hormone production to keep your body running normally. However, in certain circumstances, your body may not be able to produce enough of these essential hormones or may produce too many.

What is hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which your body can’t produce enough thyroid hormones. An autoimmune disorder, in which your body’s own immune system attacks your thyroid gland, is the most common cause of hypothyroidism.

Symptoms of hypothyroidism include:

  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • Depression
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Thinning hair
  • Weight gain or difficulty losing weight

While anyone can develop hypothyroidism, it’s more commonly seen in women than men. Your genetics may also increase your risk.

If you’re experiencing these symptoms, even if they’re mild, you should be evaluated by Dr. Hall so he can determine the underlying cause so you can get the appropriate treatment.

What is hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism occurs when your body produces an excessive amount of thyroid hormones.

Common symptoms of hyperthyroidism include:

  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Weight loss
  • Increased appetite
  • Anxiety
  • Sensitivity to heat
  • Thin and brittle hair
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Fatigue

Like hypothyroidism, an autoimmune disorder called Grave’s disease can cause hyperthyroidism. Inflammation of the gland, referred to as thyroiditis, can also cause you to overproduce these hormones.

Women are also at greater risk of hyperthyroidism than men.

What is thyroid treatment?

Dr. Hall and his team at Mountain Health Functional Medicine look for the root cause of your thyroid condition and take an individualized approach to your treatment. To help identify the cause, Dr. Hall conducts a thorough evaluation, which may include a physical, review of your medical history and symptoms and blood work that looks at your hormone levels.

Treatment may include:

  • Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Supplements

Dr. Hall doesn’t want to band-aid your symptoms with medication but improve your overall health to cure your condition.

For thyroid treatment, call Mountain Health Functional Medicine, or use the online booking button to schedule an appointment.

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