As many as 15 million Americans suffer from an undiagnosed thyroid disorder or an improperly managed thyroid problem. The talented team of medical professionals at Magnolia Medical Center specializes in the diagnosis of thyroid conditions and thyroid treatments. To schedule an evaluation, call the office in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, or book online today.

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What is the thyroid?

Your thyroid is a gland found in your neck that produces a group of hormones referred to as thyroid hormones. These hormones play an essential role in many vital body functions, including:

  • Metabolism
  • Heartbeat
  • Body temperature
  • Muscle contraction
  • Digestion

Any changes in the production of these hormones can affect your health and how you feel.

What are thyroid conditions?

There are many conditions that affect thyroid function. Some common thyroid conditions include:

  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Grave’s disease
  • Hashimoto’s disease
  • Goiter
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Thyroiditis

These thyroid conditions can go undiagnosed or improperly treated, which can lead to other health issues, such as heart disease. Many conditions that affect your thyroid develop due to problems with your immune system, this includes Grave’s disease and Hashimoto’s diseases.

What are thyroid condition symptoms?

Thyroid problems can cause a range of symptoms, depending on how hormone production is affected. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Change in energy level
  • Mood changes
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Intolerance to heat or cold
  • Constipation
  • Muscle weakness
  • Hair loss

Chronic fatigue, exhaustion, insomnia, and sleep problems are also common symptoms of thyroid problems that often get overlooked.

What can I expect during thyroid treatment evaluation?

You can expect a comprehensive evaluation when you come in to see the specialists at Magnolia Medical Center for concerns about your thyroid.

The functional medicine specialists take a patient-centered approach to care that focuses on finding the root cause of your thyroid condition so you can get the most effective treatment.

During your evaluation, the team asks detailed questions about your personal health and family history, as well as your symptoms.

The team looks into your diet, lifestyle, exercise habits, and environmental exposures to assist in identifying factors that may affect your thyroid and overall health. The team also conducts diagnostic testing that may review your:

  • Gut
  • Thyroid and adrenals
  • Liver and biliary
  • Blood for anemia
  • Sugar regulation
  • Sex hormones
  • Genetics
  • Food sensitivities

The data collected during your evaluation helps determine the cause, develop your treatment plan, and monitor your response to care.

What does thyroid treatment include?

Thyroid treatment at Magnolia Medical Center is individualized based on the underlying cause of your thyroid condition. Treatment may include:

  • Dietary changes
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Supplements
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Prescriptive therapy
  • Weight loss program
  • Exercise program

The team conducts periodic retesting after the implementation of your treatment plan to ensure you’re on the right track.