Thyroid And Weight Loss Specialist

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Hypothyroidism and other thyroid complications are becoming increasingly common in the United States. The physicians at the Northstar Integrated Health & Physical Medicine Center located in Lisle, and service the cities of Naperville, Downers Grove, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton and Bolingbrook, IL, offer several treatment plans to address thyroid-related complications. They also provide valuable medical weight loss programs, individually tailored for maximum, lasting weight loss. Call or book an appointment online to learn more.

What is hypothyroidism?
What’s the connection between the thyroid and weight?
What is medical weight loss?
What is hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is a condition where your thyroid doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormones to keep your body running properly. Your thyroid is a small endocrine gland that rests in the middle of the lower neck and controls your metabolism, the rate at which your body converts food into energy.

Your thyroid also regulates your body’s sensitivity to hormones. If your thyroid is malfunctioning, it may not be able to produce the right amount of hormones to keep your metabolism in check. The symptoms of hypothyroidism include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Memory loss
  • Dry skin and hair
  • Temperature intolerance
  • Muscle weakness and tremors

The thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) test is the primary method for diagnosing thyroid diseases. It can even identify thyroid disorders before symptoms begin.

Treatment options include medications and hormone replacement therapies.

What’s the connection between the thyroid and weight?

When your thyroid gland isn’t regulating your metabolism correctly, it affects other body functions, and you’ll likely feel fatigued and cold. By default, you become less active and gain weight gain more easily.

Undergoing treatment for your thyroid condition should help you lose weight, but in some cases, you may want to explore medical weight loss.

What is medical weight loss?

If you’re having trouble losing weight yourself, having an experienced medical weight loss professional by your side can provide several benefits. Your Northstar physician conducts an initial consultation to assess your history, performs a physical exam, and discusses your current diet and exercise habits.

They’ll educate you on nutrition, activity, and much more before your initial weigh-in, which will give you your starting point and allow your progress to be monitored. Your medical weight loss professional will design an exercise and nutrition plan for you that may include acupuncture to maximize results. They may also prescribe medications if necessary.

Your Northstar physician monitors your progress through regular checkups and coaching to make sure you stay on track. If you’d like to discuss your medical weight loss options with an experienced weight loss professional, call the Northstar Integrated Health & Physical Medicine Center today, or book your consultation online.

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