Thyroid Disease in Fairlawn, OH

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What Is Thyroid Disease?

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ found in the front of your neck that releases hormones that help to regulate numerous functions of your body, including your metabolism, body temperature, and mood. Thyroid disease occurs when the thyroid fails to produce enough hormones (hypothyroidism) or releases too many (hyperthyroidism), resulting in a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms. If left untreated, thyroid disease can cause several complications, such as infertility and heart problems. At Monarch Ideal Care, board-certified family physician Dr. Leslee McElrath specializes in hormone health and can treat thyroid disease in individuals throughout Fairlawn, OH. To schedule a consultation, we encourage you to call our office today.

What Are the Symptoms of Thyroid Disease?

Thyroid disease can often leave people feeling at less than their best. Both hypotheroidism and hyperthyroidism can cause a wide number of symptoms. These could include:

  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent bowel movements
  • Goiter or thyroid nodules
  • Hair loss
  • Hand tremor
  • Intolerance to heat

I have been seeing Dr. Leslee as a patient for a few months now. She’s great, she listens to my concerns with a professional, but relaxed approach. I will continue to refer patients to her because her bedside manner and knowledge set her apart.

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Dr. McElrath is the epitome of a patient focused physician. She always makes me feel heard and extremely comfortable no matter why I'm in the office. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a new physician.

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Dr McElrath has set the standard all Doctors should strive in patient care. Bedside manner and benevolence in her astute care of myself and wife has been above the board. Patience and LISTENING are the first I recognized in her presence. Extremely knowledgeable in down to earth way. And she handled me being silly quite excellently. 🙃 Dr McElrath we are so grateful. Humbly Gallaghers

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I will definitely be returning, I had a pleasant experience staff are friendly and informative, the hormones really gave me the boost that I needed, I would like to see more advertisements about hormone replacement therapy so that woman can start having conversations about hormones and age related changes without feeling embarrassed.

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Dr. McElrath has created a wonderful way of getting to know you as a person, not just a “patient”. She is eager to share with you a wealth of knowledge and guidance through individualized health coaching sessions; according to your personal needs. I loved working with her though this program because our sessions were not solely about “food” and “diet”. While nutrition is an important component in the topic of overall health and wellness, it is not the only focus throughout your time together. She has a strategic way of encouraging you to think outside the box, try new things, prioritize/create goals, and provides a professional outsider’s perspective on issues that she feels might be holding you back, emotionally, from becoming your best self. I specifically appreciated the user friendly patient portal and access to other wellness literature specific to my goals set for the next session. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is willing to make a commitment towards a healthier lifestyle and personal growth.

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How Is Thyroid Disease Treated?

At our Fairlawn, OH office, we treat thyroid disease with BioTE® pellet therapy, which is a type of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) that involves the placement of tiny pellets underneath your skin. These tiny pellets contain hormones identical to your natural ones so you can get the proper amount your thyroid needs. During your first consultation, Dr. McElrath will listen to your symptoms and concerns, review your medical history, and gently touch your neck to see if your thyroid has become enlarged or feels abnormal. She will also perform a blood test to check your thyroid-stimulation hormone (TSH) and thyroxine, which can detect if you have imbalanced hormones in your thyroid. After diagnosing you, she will craft a personalized treatment plan for BioTE pellet therapy.

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If you are experiencing symptoms, like heightened sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures and fatigue, you may be dealing with thyroid disease. At Monarch Ideal Care, Dr. McElrath will work with you to create a custom treatment plan for BioTE pellet therapy to help get your thyroid hormone levels back to where they need to be. Reach out to our office in Fairlawn, OH to schedule a visit now.

How does your body feel when you have thyroid disease?

There can be a number of conditions felt as an effect of thyroid disease. However, some of the most common include depression, weight gain, and lack of energy.

What type of lifestyle tends to cause thyroid disease?

In many cases, a sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of a failing thyroid. If you are at risk of thyroid disease, it could be helpful to add some exercise and activity to your daily routine.

What are some of the early warning signs of thyroid disease?

There can be a wide variety of warning signs of thyroid disease. Some of the most common include mood swings, tiredness, anxiety, sudden weight loss or weight gain, and sleep disturbances.

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