Thyroid Treatment

The thyroid gland is primarily responsible for the body’s metabolism and also bears a significant impact on the function of many other systems within the body. While very common, thyroid disease frequently goes undiagnosed and untreated, resulting in a wide range of health challenges.

The most common signs of an underactive thyroid include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Depression
  • Constipation
  • Fluid retention
  • Fuzzy thinking
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Intolerance to cold
  • Thinning hair
  • Joint pain
  • Heart disease
  • Sexual dysfunction

How do I know if my thyroid isn’t functioning properly?

Thyroid disorders often occur slowly, over decades, and many of the signs and symptoms are simply attributed to the aging process and are simply accepted instead of corrected. Many modern laboratory testing used to help diagnose thyroid disease is completely inadequate, resulting in patients being incorrectly advised their thyroid tests are normal.

What can I do?

At Age Management Institute in Calgary, we understand how hormone imbalance and stress can negatively impact your thyroid function and sidetrack your weight loss goals. We go beyond traditional medical thyroid testing, using base metabolic rate testing and having patients monitor their own basal temperatures. This information together with a good history of symptoms can guide us towards optimum, personalized thyroid treatment.