Hypothyroidism and Your Feet

Are swollen feet and ankles causing you concern? Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari of the Carrollton Foot Center helps patients know when to ring the alarm during daily foot inspections. January is Thyroid Awareness Month, and the hormone-producing gland impacts the body when improperly functioning. A condition known as hypothyroidism can cause weight gain, among other symptoms.

So, where is the thyroid? Today we’ll talk about this small gland that plays a significant role in your metabolism. We’ll also talk about the next steps if you are concerned about your health.

Let’s start our thyroid talk.

The thyroid is relatively small. The gland is in the middle of the lower part of the neck. It produces the hormone that oversees regulating our metabolism. That’s right — from your energy rate to your heart rate. Understanding its role helps to see the impact on the processes.

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism occurs when your body doesn’t produce enough of the hormone.

– Have you noticed unexplained weight gain?

– Are your feet or ankles swollen without warning?

– Have you experienced other symptoms of this condition, including fatigue?

– Have you spoken to your doctor about your thyroid?

– Did you know women are at a higher risk of developing a disorder?

Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which your body produces too much of the hormone.

– Have you noticed weight loss without an explanation?

– Are you feeling more irritable than usual? Evaluate your mental health.

– Have you experienced other symptoms of this condition, including vision problems?

– Have you spoken to your doctor about new symptoms?

– Did you know that as many as 60% percent of people in the country have an undiagnosed thyroid disorder?

We want to encourage you on your diagnosis journey. You are not alone. If you are experiencing new or unfamiliar symptoms, we want to know about them. Don’t hesitate to contact our team to schedule an appointment. We know the impacts of joint pain and how it causes discomfort for our patients. We want to not only treat the pain but find the cause. Could it be that you have a thyroid disorder?

Find answers in this new year.

Our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Naghmeh Lilly Khavari, is here to help. She treats various conditions such as bunionscornscallusesdiabetic foot conditionsingrown toenailsplantar fasciitis, and more. We also offer advanced surgical solutions. Our team provides excellent service to patients in Denton, Dallas, and Collins counties. Contact our office at (469) 998-3668 for your foot and ankle solutions. Our office is at 4221 Medical Parkway, STE 450, in Carrollton, TX.