Your thyroid is a major gland of energy and metabolism and every cell in your body has receptors for the thyroid hormone. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck around your Adam’s apple. If your thyroid gland is diseased or does not perform optimally, it can have a significant effect on energy levels, focus, and memory. It also affects your skin, hair, nails, and even your ability to regulate your body temperature.
Anxiety and depression can be symptoms of thyroid disease. Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) may be associated with depression, while hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) may be associated with anxiety or panic attacks. Dr. Johnson and his staff will address the root cause of the thyroid imbalance and treat it with nutritional support and supplements and medication, if necessary.
When you want comprehensive disease prevention and individualized healthcare, call Neal D. Johnson, MD, at 512.346.6086. For your convenience, you can use our online Request an Appointment form to book your consultation. Our preventive care patients come to us from Austin, Pflugerville, Round Rock, Cedar Park and Wells Branch.