Thyroid Specialist

AVM Wellness

Functional Medicine Specialists located in Hudson, WI

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Feeling run-down and gaining weight can all be caused by thyroid problems, especially if you haven’t changed your lifestyle habits recently. Get help with your thyroid health from the expert team at AVM Wellness  in Hudson, Wisconsin. The AVM Wellness team is dedicated to natural approaches to healing thyroid problems so you can feel like yourself again. Call or schedule a consultation online today to get tested for thyroid problems and learn about treatment options. 

Thyroid Q & A

What causes thyroid problems?

Your thyroid is a gland located at the front of your neck responsible for producing thyroid hormones. Thyroid problems are common and can be caused by:

  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Radiation treatment
  • Surgical removal of the thyroid gland
  • Thyroiditis
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Too little or too much iodine
  • Some medications, including thyroid hormone medications

AVM Wellness staff evaluate your medical history, lifestyle, and symptoms — in addition to analyzing your functional lab work — to determine the cause of your thyroid problems.

What are the differences between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism?

The main differences between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are the function of your thyroid and how well it produces thyroid hormones. With hypothyroidism, the gland is underactive and doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormones. With hyperthyroidism, the gland is overactive and produces too many thyroid hormones.



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Without enough thyroid hormones, your body’s processes slow down. Common symptoms include:

  • Feeling cold
  • Fatigue
  • Dry skin
  • Forgetfulness
  • Depression
  • Constipation
  • Weight gain

These symptoms are associated with many non-thyroid conditions, so the only way to know your diagnosis is through lab testing.


Common symptoms of hyperthyroidism include:

  • Nervousness or irritability
  • Fatigue and muscle weakness
  • Feeling hot
  • Insomnia
  • Rapid and irregular heartbeat
  • Diarrhea
  • Enlargement of the thyroid gland (called a goiter)

Like hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism symptoms overlap with many conditions, so functional lab work at AVM Wellness is your best way to reach the correct diagnosis.

How do I know what type of thyroid problem I have?

If you experience thyroid-related symptoms but are unsure of the cause, your first step is to visit AVM Wellness for comprehensive functional lab testing. Our expert staff meets with you regularly to discuss your symptoms, medical history, and any recent changes to your health or lifestyle that could have triggered your symptoms.

After he analyzes your lab testing and symptoms, he determines the cause of your health problems — whether a thyroid issue or something else. He then provides personalized treatment recommendations to improve the function of your thyroid and regulate the levels of hormones it produces.

How does functional medicine help with thyroid problems?

Since thyroid problems can have many causes, our team begins by identifying the root cause and developing a treatment strategy. Your treatment may include nutritional changes — such as limiting foods that contain iodine — or incorporating natural supplements that support thyroid health.

Another strategy is incorporating exercise into your daily life. For some thyroid conditions, excessive exercise can aggravate your symptoms. Our team helps you determine which types of exercise are best for you.

If you suspect a thyroid condition, get tested at AVM Wellness by calling or scheduling your visit online.

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