The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland that is normally located in the lower front of the neck. The thyroid’s job is to make thyroid hormones, which are secreted into the blood and then carried to every tissue in the body. Thyroid hormone helps the body use energy, stay warm and keep the brain, heart, muscles, and other organs working as they should. Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid gland. Hypothyroidism means that the thyroid gland can’t make enough thyroid hormone to keep the body running normally. People are hypothyroid if they have too little thyroid hormone in the blood.
Common Symptoms of low thyroid function include:
- Hair loss
- Dryness of skin, hair and/or nails
- Cold body temperature
- Muscle and/or joint pain
- Inability to lose weight
- Fluid retention
If you have had your thyroid tested and have been told that it is normal yet scored high on the thyroid questionnaire, please call Myers Drug. We would be happy to consult with you and evaluate your thyroid blood work as well as recommend some supplements that support your thyroid function.
Supplements that support the thyroid include:
- Kali Iodatum- a homeopathic iodine solution
- Nutriplenish Thyroid- a vitamin that supports thyroid function