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The Gland Connection – Weight Gain, Fatigue and Thyroid Imbalance

January 17, 2011

Struggling with weight gain? Tired all of the time? Well according to Dr. Kenneth Orbeck, Medical Director of BodyLogicMD of Greenville, your thyroid hormones may be to blame. Thyroid imbalances affect over 200 million women and men across the globe. In light of Thyroid Awareness Month, the highly trained physicians at BodyLogicMD are shedding some light on thyroid imbalance and what can be done to ease symptoms and regain balance.

Greenville, SC (PRWEB) January 16, 2011

Struggling with weight gain? Tired all of the time? Well according to Dr. Kenneth Orbeck, Medical Director of BodyLogicMD of Greenville, your thyroid hormones may be to blame. Thyroid imbalances affect over 200 million women and men across the globe. In light of Thyroid Awareness Month, the highly trained physicians at BodyLogicMD are shedding some light on thyroid imbalance and what can be done to ease symptoms and regain balance.

“I have steady pace of patients with the same story — they’re gaining weight and they’re tired all of the time,” shares Dr. Orbeck. “The thyroid helps control a variety of bodily functions such as appetite control, the ability to metabolize cholesterol, and regulating body temperature and blood pressure.”

Symptoms of thyroid imbalance depend on which type of imbalance a person is suffering from. When the thyroid is “underactive” and not producing enough thyroid hormones, the condition is known as hypothyroidism. Conversely, when the thyroid is producing excess hormones, the condition is referred to as hyperthyroidism or “overactive” thyroid. According to Dr. Orbeck, hypothyroidism occurs with a considerably higher frequency and symptoms typically include the following:

“¢Hair Loss

“¢Fatigue

“¢Dry Skin

“¢Weight Gain

“¢Constipation

“¢Cold intolerance

While hyperthyroidism isn’t as prevalent, the symptoms can be just as debilitating and include the following:

“¢Muscle Weakness

“¢Breathlessness

“¢Heart Palpitations

“¢Anxiety

“¢Osteoporosis (in severe cases)

“¢Trembling Hands

“¢Hair Loss

“¢Insomnia

“¢Weight Loss

“¢Heat Intolerance

“¢Increased Bowel Movements

“Many individuals with symptoms of thyroid imbalance have been told that they’re levels are “normal.” However, the Society of Endocrinologists stated in 2002 that the lab ranges were actually incorrect and many cases of thyroid imbalance were more than likely misdiagnosed,” warns Dr. Orbeck. “To this day, many labs have not adjusted their ranges, and countless women and men are still unaware that the symptoms they’re experiencing are in fact the result of a thyroid imbalance.”

BodyLogicMD physicians offer state-of-the-art diagnostic testing to detect underlying thyroid imbalances, using blood, saliva and urine. Based on the results, a doctor can customize a treatment plan designed to mitigate symptoms and restore male thyroid health as well as thyroid health for women. If you think that you might be suffering from an underlying thyroid imbalance, consult with your physician or contact a BodyLogicMD physician today to get started on your road to hormonal balance.    

More about Dr. Orbeck

Dr. Kenneth Orbeck received his undergraduate degree from Calvin College in 1983 and completed his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in 1987, where he served as Student Chairman for the American College of General Practitioners. Before practicing medicine, Dr. Orbeck fulfilled his Internship at Mt. Clemens General Hospital in 1988. Dr. Orbeck is currently an active member of the Fellowship for Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine (FAAFM), and the Age Management Medical Group (AMMG).

More about BodyLogicMD

Founded in 2003, BodyLogicMD physician-owned practices make up the nation’s largest and fastest growing network of the most highly trained physicians specializing in natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Integrated with fitness and nutrition programs, BodyLogicMD’s medically supervised programs are for men and women suffering from hormone imbalance associated with menopause and andropause. BodyLogicMD is currently featured as an expert resource on Oprah.com; Suzanne Somers’ latest bestselling books “Knockout: Interviews With Doctors Who Are Curing Cancer And How To Prevent Getting It In The First Place” and “Breakthrough: Eight Steps to Wellness” lists BodyLogicMD as an expert resource, and her book, “Ageless: The Naked Truth About Bioidentical Hormones” dedicates an entire chapter to BodyLogicMD. Florida Trend cover story December 2009, features BodyLogicMD as the national leaders in the growing anti-aging industry

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