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Thyroid

Thyroid

Thyroid services offered in Suntree, Melbourne, FL


Your thyroid gland controls many aspects of health and wellness, including metabolism, breathing, and heart rate. At the Center for Antiaging Aesthetic and Rejuvenation Medicine PLLC, hormone specialist Yale (Yoel) R. Smith, MD, offers thyroid balancing therapy in the Suntree neighborhood in Melbourne, Florida. Call the office or click on the online scheduler for thyroid help now.

Thyroid Q&A

What is the thyroid gland?

The thyroid gland is a small gland in your neck. It produces the hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), which play crucial roles within your body, including:

  • Regulating metabolism
  • Regulating heart rate
  • Controlling rate of food digestion
  • Increasing and decreasing body temperature
  • Controlling muscle contractions
  • Influencing brain development
  • Regulating cellular turnover in skin and bone

A thyroid gland problem can cause serious symptoms throughout your body.

What are the symptoms of a thyroid problem?

Thyroid problems such as hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), and thyroiditis (thyroid inflammation) can lead to disruptive symptoms. An autoimmune illness called Graves’ disease can trigger hyperthyroidism. Some common issues include:

  • Weight gain or loss without trying
  • Slow or fast heartbeat
  • Feeling cold or hot when others do not
  • Dry or moist skin
  • Erratic menstrual cycles 
  • Joint pain
  • Depression
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Sluggishness or agitation

Your specific symptoms depend on the thyroid disorder, but the issues are usually serious enough to cause significant problems in your day-to-day life. 

How does thyroid testing work?

At the Center for Antiaging Aesthetic and Rejuvenation Medicine PLLC, Dr. Smith performs comprehensive thyroid testing to find the cause of your symptoms. Most thyroid tests are blood tests that measure hormones, thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulin, and antithyroid antibodies.

You may also need other tests to effectively determine where your symptoms started. Examples are imaging tests such as CT scans, ultrasounds, or thyroid scans.  

How are thyroid problems treated?

Dr. Smith uses a functional and integrative medicine approach. He focuses on correcting your thyroid problem at its source, giving you long-term relief, rather than just medicating your symptoms temporarily. 

One of the cornerstones of thyroid treatment is hormone replacement therapy, which is tailored to your specific hormone levels. In addition, Dr. Smith helps you improve your whole-body health through nutraceuticals, a custom thyroid diet, and other effective natural approaches. 

Dr. Smith focuses on your bodywide wellness by guiding you to a healthy and strong foundation. When you have the strongest foundation, you can control both thyroid problems and other health threats, ultimately recalibrating your health from the inside out. 

If you suspect you have thyroid problems, don’t wait until the symptoms take over your life. At the Center for Antiaging Aesthetic and Rejuvenation Medicine PLLC, Dr. Smith is ready to guide you to vibrant health and wellness, so call the office or click on the online scheduling link now.

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