Your thyroid produces hormones that control many body functions, including your mood, metabolism, and heart rate. Thyroid health affects whole-body health. At her practice in Fort Lee, New Jersey, Humaira Quraishi, ND, MS, specializes in the management of thyroid health. She takes a holistic and integrative approach to care and uses naturopathic therapies to improve thyroid health and overall well-being. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book online today.
Your thyroid is an endocrine gland located in your neck that produces hormones collectively called the thyroid hormones. Your thyroid hormones play an essential role in managing your:
Though your body only needs a small amount of hormones to perform these functions, any slight change in hormone balance causes a slew of symptoms that affect your physical, emotional, and mental health.
Many conditions affect thyroid health. The most common include:
Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disease that triggers your thyroid to overproduce thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism). With Graves’ disease, you may experience anxiety, weight loss, and a rapid heart rate.
Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disease that causes your thyroid gland to decrease production of thyroid hormones (hypothyroidism). People with Hashimoto’s disease have a hard time losing weight and struggle with fatigue.
A goiter is an enlarged thyroid gland. You may develop a goiter if you don’t get enough iodine in your diet.
Thyroiditis is an inflammation of the thyroid gland. With thyroiditis, your thyroid gland may leak thyroid hormones, causing a temporary increase in hormone levels.
Dr. Quraishi specializes in the treatment of endocrine disorders and thyroid health. When you come to the office, she conducts an in-depth evaluation to find the root cause of your problem.
During your consultation, she asks detailed questions about your symptoms, daily routine, work life, usual diet, and environmental factors that may affect thyroid health.
She conducts a physical exam and runs extensive lab work to fully understand your body’s biochemical and physiological functioning, such as:
The lab testing provides Dr. Quraishi with diagnostic data to better understand your health and the root cause of your thyroid problem.
Dr. Quraishi uses naturopathic therapies to improve thyroid health. She develops customized treatment plans that may include:
Dr. Quraishi works closely with you to help you incorporate the treatment plan into your daily routine and reruns your lab work to make sure your plan is working.
To schedule an appointment to discuss your thyroid health, call the office of Humaira Quraishi ND, MS, or book online today.