The thyroid gland is extremely vital in many functions of our body which helps it run at an optimal level. However, most Americans are unaware of its many responsibilities. Having a thyroid that is over active or underperforming can lead to minor health implications starting off, but grow into major causes of concern down the road.
With an over active thyroid, your body will overheat due to the increased metabolic rate your thyroid is signaling your body to run at. If left untreated, complications could evolve into hypertension, thinning heart muscles, cardiac arrest, and congestive heart failure. The reverse can be said for a thyroid functioning at a sub-par level, where you will find your body temperature lower than normal and more sensitive to cold. Complications such as depression, heart attacks and strokes are associated with an underperforming thyroid. Dealing with your metabolic rate, it should be no surprise that your thyroid is also responsible for your body’s energy production. If you are feeling extremely tired, without rhyme or reason, this could also be due to your thyroid.
Join us as we will explore the thyroid and its workings within the body. We will discuss the two different conditions (hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism) that can affect your thyroid. Many don’t realize that your thyroid is like the manager of many simple but very important tasks within the body. Learn why it is important to have an optimally functioning thyroid and avoid health risks that can sideline you from your daily activities. Listen to a medical professional go into detail and share their vast knowledge with you, while also answering any questions you may have.