Feeling sluggish or drained of energy – even in the mornings after you first wake up?
Do you have that fluttery feeling in your chest, like your heart is skipping a beat?
Are you still telling your doctor, “Something doesn’t feel right...No matter how much I try to sleep, I’m still exhausted.”
If any of this sounds familiar, then you may have a thyroid problem.
Your thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck. It’s responsible for regulating the hormones that impact many of your body’s functions. So, if you have problems with your thyroid, many aspects of your health and day-to-life may be affected, including your energy, sleep, metabolism, digestion, sexual function, and even hair and nail growth.
When it comes to examining your thyroid function, traditional physicians typically only look at one generic test. However, it takes much more than that to uncover your true thyroid health. This is why well-meaning practitioners can often overlook your symptoms for something else.
Dr. Borenstein is a holistic thyroid doctor who has spent over two decades working with patients to uncover and treat the root cause of their symptoms – including symptoms of a thyroid imbalance.
In order to function optimally, your thyroid needs to produce a precise amount of thyroid hormone. When that doesn’t happen, you may experience:
The most common cause behind these symptoms is your thyroid gland either producing too much or too little thyroid hormone.
The main hormone that’s released into your body by your thyroid is thyroxine (also known as T4). When your thyroid gland produces too much or too little thyroxine, it can result in either hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.
Hypothyroidism is when your thyroid gland isn’t producing enough thyroxine for your body. When this happens, you can experience symptoms, such as tiredness, feeling cold, joint pain or stiffness, and sometimes even depression.
Your thyroid gland also regulates your body’s metabolism, which is how your body breaks down food into energy. When your thyroid doesn’t produce enough thyroxine, your metabolism can slow down. This is why it can be so difficult for you to lose weight if you have hypothyroidism.
Hyperthyroidism, on the other hand, is when your thyroid gland is overactive and produces too much thyroxine. Unlike hypothyroidism, you may experience unintentional weight loss or that fluttery, irregular heartbeat sensation. Other symptoms include fatigue, irritability, or hair loss.
The key to rebalancing your thyroid is first understanding your hormone levels and then designing the appropriate treatment plan.
Dr. Borenstein will first fully examine your thyroid health and uncover the root cause(s) behind your symptoms. After that, he’ll work with you on developing an individualized treatment plan that includes one or more of the following:
When developing your treatment, Dr. Borenstein will take into account any medications you’re on. Throughout your treatment, he’ll also closely monitor your progress and adjust your treatment plan as necessary.
Though the thyroid gland may be small, it significantly impacts your quality of life on a daily basis. If you’re still experiencing symptoms – even after seeing doctor after doctor – it may be time for a second (or third) opinion.
At Manhattan Integrative Medicine in West Palm Beach, FL, Dr. Borenstein specializes in optimizing thyroid health. As a holistic thyroid doctor, he’s committed to treating the root cause of your thyroid imbalance like he has for hundreds of other patients over the past two decades.
The first step is scheduling a consultation. To do that, call our West Palm Beach, FL clinic today at (561) 448-6650 or contact us here. We look forward to helping you get back to living the life you love!
Serving patients in West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Parkland, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, and the surrounding Palm Beach County, Florida communities.