The thyroid gland is a gland located below your “Adam’s Apple”, it is butterfly shaped and is the largest of all the hormone glands. Its main function is to control metabolism and has the ability to ward off viruses and bacteria. The hormones secreted by the thyroid affect many systems and functions: brain development, metabolism, body temperature, menstrual cycles, weight gain and loaa, cholesterol, muscle and bone strength.

What Are the Symptoms of Overactive Thyroid?

  • Weight Loss
  • Grave's Disease
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep Troubles
  • Weakness
  • Muscle Soreness
  • Heat Intolerance 
  • Trouble Focusing

What Are the Symptoms of a Low Thyroid?

  • Excessive Weight Gain
  • Hair Loss
  • Loss of Out 1/3 Eyebrows
  • Increased Risk of Osteoporosis
  • "Pear" Shaped Body
  • Low Body Temperatures
  • Constipation
  • Tiredness/Fatigue
  • Increased Heart Rate
  • Irritated Puffy Eyes
  • Depression
  • Menstrual Irregularity

You are at increased risk of Hypothyroidism if you are: a woman older than age 60, have another autoimmune disease, family history of hypothyroidism, have been treated with radioactive iodine or anti-thyroid medications, history of thyroid surgery, recent post-partum delivery.

Studies have demonstrated that standard thyroid tests DO NOT correlate with tissue levels of thyroid and so they provide inaccurate diagnosing and often treat sub-optimally. At Monarch Integrative health, we take a detailed history as well as complete thyroid profile to determine the best customized treatment approach to your well-being.