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How to Improve your Thyroid Health?

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April 07, 2021

How to Improve your Thyroid Health?

Staying educated about thyroid conditions, regular doctor visits, the right lifestyle, and treatment plan can help you improve your thyroid health. You can schedule an appointment with family medicine specialists in Los Gatos" for consultation on any thyroid-related issues.



April 07, 2021

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  2. 2 • Thyroid problems are more common than we think.

    • According to the American Thyroid Association, nearly 20 million Americans have some kind of thyroid disorder, and around 60% of them are unaware they have the condition or had it misdiagnosed for some other condition. How To Improve Your Thyroid Health?
  3. 3 • The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland at the

    front of your neck and near your collarbone. • It controls and regulates your body’s endocrine system, brain development, metabolism, temperature, heart rate, energy, and long bone growth. • One of the thyroid’s primary jobs is to produce thyroid hormones, which help regulate the way your body uses energy. • Any imbalance in the thyroid hormone production and activity can put you at risk for several physical and physiological conditions. Things you need to know about your thyroid
  4. 4 • There are various types of thyroid disorders, but

    two of the most common ones are Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism. • Hyperthyroidism indicates an overactive thyroid that produces too many hormones. • It can cause rapid weight loss, weakness, an unusually fast heartbeat, palpitations, weight loss, anxiety, nervousness, insomnia, light or missed periods, and intolerance to heat. • Hypothyroidism is caused by an underactive thyroid that isn’t making sufficient hormones. • It is the more common of the two, and can trigger fatigue, weakness, body aches, weight gain, hair loss, dry skin and hair, constipation, heavy or irregular menstrual flow, depression, and intolerance to cold. Types of Thyroid
  5. 5 • If your body shows signs such as fatigue

    after a full night’s rest, stress, anxiety, depression, weight management issues even with regular diet and exercise, then these could be telltale symptoms of a thyroid disorder. • When the symptoms are left undiagnosed and untreated, it can lead to chronic heart conditions, vision problems, and thyroid cancer. • If you suspect a thyroid condition, please check with your Family Practice Physician for the right treatment plan. What are the early warning signs of thyroid problems?
  6. 6 How do you keep your thyroid healthy? A holistic

    approach that involves diet, exercise, and simple lifestyle changes can help in the proper functioning of your thyroid. 1. Watch your diet • A balanced diet is key to maintaining a healthy thyroid for life. • Limit or avoid your intake of processed foods, trans fats, refined sugar, preservatives, and dyes. 2. Switch to healthier habits • Exercise boosts your metabolism, improves your thyroid functions, and alleviates symptoms of thyroid disorders. • Low-impact exercise especially is beneficial for those with a thyroid disorder or who are at risk of it.
  7. 4. Limit long-term exposure to environmental toxins • Several external

    chemical influences can disrupt the thyroid gland and endocrine system functioning from long-term exposure to it. 5. Schedule regular doctor visits • The symptoms of thyroid disorders are common with many other conditions. • It’s one of the reasons why regular doctor checkups can help you identify any symptoms early on and correct them with the right treatment plan. 7
  8. 8 Staying educated about thyroid conditions, regular doctor visits, the

    right lifestyle, and treatment plan can help you improve your thyroid health. You can schedule an appointment with Los Gatos Doc Family General Practitioners in Campbell, CA for consultation on any thyroid related issues. Final Thoughts:
  9. OUR KEY PHILOSOPHY Take the time to listen. What I

    try and do with every patient I see, in the first few minutes, is just let them say what’s on their mind and there’s a lot of study that show we don’t do that enough in medicine. These are small things that you can’t pick up really from just filling out a form. That’s why it’s really important to spend time, talking and listening and building that relationship. ~ Dr. Arun Villivalam, M.D. 9 “ ”
  10. Adult Physicals (18+) 1 0 A regular physical provides a

    record of your overall health and can be a useful tool in identifying any changes in your health. 01 Lifestyle / Stress Management Learn to manage stress by scheduling a wellness checkup and learn preventive strategies. 02 Telemedicine The Los Gatos Doc physical office is temporarily closed due to the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic until further notice. Please call us (408) 502-6040 from Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00pm to schedule a video visit. Blood Work Blood work is an important resource to help determine any conditions that could be causing the symptoms that are bringing a patient to the doctor, 05 Chronic Care Management Get medical care for preexisting or long term illnesses, such as asthma, hypertension, depression and cirrhosis. 06 Immunizations A full range of vaccinations and immunization services are offered here. Schedule an appointment for immunizations or Call 408-502-6040. 07 SERVICES WE PROVIDE Men’s Health Men’s health screenings will catch any conditions in early stages where preventative medicine can be used to treat or manage a condition before it progresses. 04 Medicare Annual Wellness Visits Medicare encourages its members to review their health annually, and to take care of any potential medical concerns before they develop into something more serious. 08 03
  11. 1 1 MEET DR. ARUN VILLIVALAM Dr. Arun Villivalam is

    a concerned and caring family physician and primary care doctor serving the community of Los Gatos, CA. Dr. Villivalam attended Thomas Jefferson University, where he received his medical degree, and completed his residency in family medicine at Cook County Hospital.
  12. Los Gatos Doc: Arun Villivalam, MD, Los Gatos, CA Contact

    Us Phone (appointments): 408-502-6040 | Phone (general inquiries): 408-502-6040 Address: 15195 National Avenue, Suite 205, Los Gatos, CA-95032 https://www.losgatosdoc.com/ 1 2