Advanced Fertility Center of Texas Raises Awarness During the Month of January for Thyroid Awareness Month

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Advanced Fertility Center of Texas is raising awareness for Thyroid Awarness Month all January long.

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What is a thyroid? A thyroid is a small gland located on the base of the neck. Although, the thyroid gland is small, it plays a huge role in the quality of health, it influences major organs in the body including the brain, heart, liver, skin and kidneys. The thyroid gland makes thyroid hormones that travel throughout the body in the blood to ensure organs run effectively, thyroid hormones control how the body uses food for energy.

Thyroid hormones are like fuel for the body, how the body reacts to the hormones affects how fast or slow your brain, heart, muscles, liver, and other parts of your body work.

When the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone this can result in hyperthyroidism, over working the body and making it idle way too fast.
Symptoms of an overactive thyroid include:

  •     Feeling nervous and irritable
  •     Having trouble concentrating
  •     Feeling too warm even when other people don’t feel warm
  •     Having a fast heart rate and diarrhea
  •     Having trouble sleeping
  •     Losing weight without trying

Sometimes the body does not produce enough thyroid hormone, which is called hypothyroidism. When the body does not produce enough thyroid hormone, the body begins to work too slowly.

Symptoms of an under active thyroid include:

  •     Feeling tired
  •     Feeling cold even when other people are comfortable or even warm
  •     Having a slow heart rate and dry skin
  •     Being constipated
  •     Gaining weight even though you’re not eating more or exercising less than usual
  •     In children, growing very slowly

For women hypo or hyper thyroid can effect fertility, ovulation, menstrual cycles, fetal development delay and miscarriages. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms Advanced Fertility Center of Texas may be able to help diagnose and treat your symptoms. For more information, please visit their website at or call (713)467-4488.

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