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Scottsdale Thyroid Disease Doctor

Thyroid Disease Dr in Scottsdale | Dr Roz Naturopathic Doctor

What is Thyroid Disease?

The thyroid is a gland that has two sides or lobes and is located in the base of the neck. This powerful organ plays a major role in regulating your energy levels and metabolism.

 

Thyroid hormones regulate body energy, development and maturation of body tissue and the body’s utilization of other hormones. When the thyroid is functioning well, the body can regulate your temperature and energy levels are stabilized and normal. When the thyroid isn’t functioning properly, problems can arise with your energy levels, your skin and hair, your weight, and even your menstrual cycles and mood.

 

As Scottsdale’s leading thyroid disease doctor, Dr. Roz offers a holistic health and wellness approach to treating thyroid disease and the wide variety of conditions and symptoms that can accompany it.

Hypothyroidism

 

Hypothyroidism is a condition that occurs when an underactive thyroid fails to produce the necessary quantity of thyroid hormones.

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight Gain 
  • Forgetfulness 
  • Dry skin and hair 
  • Brittle nails
  • Depression
  • Cold extremities
  • Decreased libido 
  • Low blood pressure 
  • Anxiety/panic attacks

Hyperthyroidism

 

Hyperthyroidism is when metabolism operates at an abnormally high rate, resulting from an excessive supply of thyroid hormones.

Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism:

  • Weight loss 
  • Anxiety 
  • High blood pressure 
  • Insomnia
  • Difficulty focusing 
  • Elevated heart rate and palpitations 
  • Change in bowel function 
  • Vision difficulties 

Hyperthyroidism is most commonly caused by Graves’ disease, which is an autoimmune condition.

Thyroid Treatment

Proper diagnosis of the root cause of your thyroid condition is a critical step in treatment. Conventional testing usually measures TSH only and if your TSH is in range, no further testing is suggested.

 

Scottsdale’s thyroid disease specialist, Dr. Roz goes beyond just the TSH numbers. Often times a whole panel of thyroid markers will be tested, including some or all of the following:

  • Free T3 (the active form of thyroid hormone)
  • Free T4 (a precursor to active thyroid hormone)
  • Anti-thyroid thyroglobulin antibodies (an autoimmune marker)
  • Anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies (an autoimmune marker) 
  • Reverse T3 (an inactive form of T3) 
  • TSH: Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

Dr. Roz’s comprehensive testing gives a complete picture of what is happening with your thyroid, resulting in a much more defined direction for treatment.

 

Learn more about Dr. Roz’s treatment for thyroid disease by calling 480.999.0809 to make an appointment.