Thyroid Specialist

Juvenate Medical Wellness & Rejuvenation

Functional Medicine & Aesthetic and Wellness Specialist located in West Long Branch, NJ

Your thyroid is a tiny gland found in your neck, and it secretes hormones that control many vital body functions. If you’re producing too many of these hormones or not enough, it can affect your health. At Juvenate Medical Wellness & Rejuvenation in West Long Branch, New Jersey, functional medicine physician Sunita Mann, MD, specializes in thyroid disorders and can diagnose and manage a thyroid disorder to restore hormone balance and health. To learn more, call the office or request an appointment online.

Thyroid Q & A

What is the thyroid?

Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped organ found in your neck that manufactures and secretes hormones collectively known as the thyroid hormones. These hormones serve as chemical messengers and provide information to various organ systems throughout your body, telling them what to do. Your thyroid hormones control your metabolism, heartbeat, and mood.

Thyroid disorders are common and affect hormone production and balance. When your thyroid hormones are out of balance, you may experience a range of symptoms.

What is hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is when your thyroid hormone isn’t producing enough thyroid hormones. Symptoms that may indicate hypothyroidism include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • Dry skin
  • Muscle aches and weakness
  • Depression
  • Thinning hair

Hypothyroidism may develop from an autoimmune disorder, use of certain medications, or result from radiation therapy for thyroid cancer. 

If you’re experiencing these symptoms, Dr. Mann can conduct a comprehensive examination, including diagnostic testing, to assess your hormone levels and provide the most appropriate treatment, which includes hormone replacement to restore balance. She may also provide nutrition and exercise recommendations to improve overall health and wellness.

What is hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism occurs when your body is producing too many thyroid hormones. Common symptoms of hyperthyroidism include:

  • Unexpected weight loss
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Increased appetite
  • Anxiety or nervousness
  • Sensitivity to heat
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Thinning hair

Hyperthyroidism may develop from an autoimmune condition or a malfunction in the organ. Dr. Mann can determine if your thyroid hormones are elevated with a simple blood test. 

Hypothyroidism is more common than hyperthyroidism.

What are the adrenal glands?

Your adrenal glands are found on top of your kidneys and produce both your sex hormones and cortisol, which is your stress hormone. 

Chronic stress can affect stress hormone production and lead to adrenal fatigue, which causes symptoms such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Body aches
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Weight loss

Dr. Mann also specializes in the diagnosis and management of conditions that affect your adrenal gland and provides treatments to restore hormone balance, improve health, and relieve your symptoms.

Thyroid disorders are common and can affect your health and quality of life. For a thyroid evaluation, call Juvenate Medical Wellness & Rejuvenation or request an appointment online.