Studies indicate that up to fifty percent of people with thyroid disease don’t know they have it. If you suffer from fatigue, irritability, problems sleeping, and weight changes, you should consider having your thyroid checked. Dr. Omar Akhter of Madina Medicine in Austin, Texas, will take the time to get to know you and your story to come up with a plan to treat your thyroid disease.
Thyroid Function and Treatment
Your thyroid is a small gland in the front of your neck that is shaped like a butterfly. It produces hormones that control several of your body’s functions, some of which are metabolism, body temperature, muscle strength, and appetite. While an endocrinologist specializes in glands and the hormones they make, it is not necessary to see one for a thyroid issue.
Madina Medicine offers the very best of functional medicine to our patients in Pflugerville, TX, and the surrounding areas. Your background and all of your experiences impact your health and wellness. After taking the time to get to know you, Dr. Akhter will tailor your medical care treatment plan specifically for you. He will work with you to achieve better health by using every tool available to safely and effectively help you live to the fullest.
FAQ for Thyroid Doctors
You may have many questions when deciding how to choose a doctor and treat your thyroid condition.
When should I go to the doctor for my thyroid?
You should see a doctor to check your thyroid if you:
- have a family history of thyroid dysfunction
- Notice changes in mood and energy level
- Have trouble tolerating heat or cold
- Experience unexplained weight loss or gain
- Notice bowel habits have changed
- Endure menstrual irregularities
- Are losing your hair
- Have issues with memory
What kind of doctor can check my thyroid?
A routine blood test can determine if you have a problem with your thyroid, such as hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. Your thyroid disease can be treated by your primary care doctor or an endocrinologist who will prescribe medication. A functional medicine doctor will work to ease your symptoms by making a plan that considers aspects of diet, lifestyle, exercise, stress relief, and sleep. If you want more than just a pill to combat your thyroid disease, contact Dr. Akhter of Madina Medicine.
Thyroid Treatment in Pflugerville, TX
A suburb of Austin, Pflugerville has been featured in Hollywood hits such as What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and Transformers and on the small screen in Friday Night Lights. With a population of over 61,000, Pflugerville boasts several trails, a beautiful lake, and plenty of shopping and restaurants. Dr. Akhter is happy to treat patients from Pflugerville, and surrounding areas, in his Austin office.
Call Us Today
If you have recently been diagnosed with a thyroid disorder and are looking for a solution other than a not-so-magic pill, contact Madina Medicine today. We encourage you to reach out and set up a meet and greet to understand your particular situation better and see how we may benefit you. Dr. Omar Akhter aims to provide his Pflugerville patients with the highest quality holistic care possible.