Everything you Need to Know About Thyroid Disease and The Skinny Center

January is Thyroid Awareness Month. Most people don’t realize that your thyroid affects almost everything in your body. The thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate the body’s metabolic rate and weight gain/loss and controls the heart, our digestive function, brain development and bone maintenance.

At the heart of the popular weight loss program developed by The Skinny Center is its exclusive Health 365 Weight Loss Panel test. Health 365 is a comprehensive blood panel that can identify any imbalances in your thyroid. The Skinny Center medical team analyzes and measures your

  • Hunger Hormones
  • Adrenal Hormones
  • Vitamin D
  • Thyroid Hormone

Your thyroid makes hormones that control how your body uses energy, how you burn calories and how fast your heart beats. So, it’s crucial that you know when your thyroid isn’t working correctly. The two most common types of thyroid disease, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, can lead to a number of health problems and disorders.

Symptoms of an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) can include:

  • Experiencing anxiety, irritability, and nervousness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Weight loss
  • An enlarged thyroid gland
  • Muscle weakness and tremors
  • Irregular menstrual periods or your menstrual cycle stopping
  • Sensitivity to heat
  • Vision problems or eye irritation

Symptoms of an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) can include:

Thyroid Facts:

  • Women are 5-8x more likely than men to experience thyroid problems
  • 1 in 8 women will develop a thyroid disorder in her lifetime
  • Cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, and infertility are serious conditions that can occur if thyroid disease goes undiagnosed
  • Thyroid nodules are very common and are present in 60-70% of middle-aged women
  • Most thyroid cancers respond to treatment, but a small percentage can be very aggressive

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