Hypothyroid Specialist

Hypothyroid issues are the result of an imbalance in the production of certain thyroid hormones. Dr. Melissa Gastellum has many natural and conventional treatment options at her disposal that help restore the delicate balance of your hormones and reduce your symptoms. Call and schedule an appointment at her office in Tucson, Arizona. She'll be able to perform the necessary tests to determine what's happening with your hormones and provide you with possible solutions to restore your hormones to more natural levels.

Hypothyroid Q & A

What are the signs of hypothyroid problems?

Hypothyroidism is the result of an underactive thyroid. Your thyroid gland releases hormones that help to stimulate the release of other hormones from different glands. These chemical messengers work together to keep your body functioning at maximum efficiency. If your thyroid doesn't produce enough of its particular hormones, your body begins to slow down.

A few of the signs associated with hypothyroidism include:

  • Extreme fatigue
  • Dry skin
  • Dull hair
  • Weight gain
  • Depression
  • Lack of concentration
  • Depressed immune system

What medications, both natural and conventional, are best for this type of disorder?

Dr. Gastellum can treat hypothyroid disorders with either natural or conventional methods. Hormone replacement therapies are beneficial at re-establishing the required amount of hormones in the body. IV therapy can provide nutritional support that may be needed if the decrease in hormone production is the result of an illness.

Dr. Gastellum can use a blended treatment plan that provides the best of both worlds. This allows for the maximum benefit while allowing your body to return to a normal state of balance.

Dr. Gastellum uses several different lab tests to uncover the root of the problem. Once she knows why your thyroid gland isn't functioning properly, she can take the necessary steps to treat the problem and get your back on track.

What tests are used to determine hypothyroid problems?

Hormone levels can be checked by using both blood and saliva lab tests. The results of the tests will determine whether natural or prescription medications are the best choice.

In addition to the lab tests Dr. Gastellum orders, she performs a thorough physical examination. She also reviews your past medical history to identify any potential changes that may have indicated your thyroid was weakening.

Once Dr. Gastellum starts you on a treatment plan, she continues to perform lab tests every few months to ensure your hormone levels are where they should be. If they’re not, she makes the needed adjustments so your symptoms will be alleviated and your body brought back into balance.

Dr. Gastellum offers natural remedies to help relieve Hypothyroid issues for patients in Tuscon, Oro Valley, Sahuarita, Green Valley, Marana, and surrounding areas. Please call or request an appointment online today to schedule a visit. 

Melissa Gastellum, NMD
6818 N Oracle Rd, Suite 414
Tucson, AZ 85704
Phone: 520-720-0654
Fax: 520-208-2201
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