Thyroid and Thyroid Glands

Thyroid and Thyroid Glands

What is your Thyroid Gland:

Your Thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland that sits near the front of your neck just below your Adam’s Apple.

As the master gland, your thyroid is central to all your body’s major functions. It influences your metabolism, digestion, energy, body temperature, skin, hair, sleep, mental acuity, nervous system, sex organs, and hormonal system. In fact, it would be exceedingly difficult to find a system that is NOT influenced by the thyroid.

Thyroid Gland

When your thyroid is off-balance, you will feel lousy. Whether your thyroid is working too fast (hyperthyroidism) or working too slow (hypothyroidism), or a combination of the two, there will be trouble. A properly functioning thyroid helps maintain a delicate balance through a set of complex feedback loops that define the rate and efficiency of many of our metabolic processes. The thyroid indirectly – but powerfully – influences the way we feel physically, mentally, and emotionally.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, we recommend getting your thyroid checked right away.

  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Intolerance to cold or low basal temperature
  • Heat intolerance
  • Dry or coarse skin
  • Clammy skin
  • Hair loss
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Hot hands and feet
  • Unexplained weight gain or trouble losing weight
  • Unexplained weight loss or inability to maintain a healthy weight
  • Insomnia
  • Constipation
  • Frequent bowel movements
  • Depression
  • Poor memory, forgetfulness, or dementia
  • Nervousness and tremors
  • Immune system problems
  • Heavy menstrual periods
  • Exceptionally light menstrual periods

Because of the thyroid’s widespread effects, malfunction can significantly affect a person’s life and poses a detriment to long-term health. Learning more about the thyroid itself can help you understand why it is important to collaborate with a physician who utterly understands the complexities of the organ.

Terms commonly related to Thyroid disease include:

  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
  • thyroid disease
  • Graves’ disease
  • pcos
  • hyperthyroidism
  • hypothyroidism
  • Hashimoto disease

So how are these Thyroid issues addressed?



Deborah A. age 51 lives in Brooklyn. She is a professional makeup artist, competitive ballroom dancer, and licensed wildlife rehabber.

Life was going fine until one day Deborah noticed she was feeling fatigued and weak all day long and she could not shake it off as she had done in the past. To make matters worse, Deborah also experienced insomnia, nervousness, forgetfulness, and unexplained weight gain.

At this point, she panicked and started researching on the internet to find the cause of these problems. so, she would have the ability to keep up with her fast-paced life as her livelihood depended on it.


Deborah did some research online on her symptoms including fatigue, weakness, insomnia, nervousness, forgetfulness, and unexplained weight gain. She concluded that she was having thyroid and hormone problems.

The internet is also a huge contradictory source of information, and she soon became overwhelmed with all the possibilities, Deborah asked herself.

  • Do I really have a thyroid issue or is it something else?
  • If I have a thyroid issue, do I have an overactive thyroid?
  • Or do I have an underactive thyroid?
  • How can I find out? What testing is done? What is a TRH Thyroid test and what is a TSH test?
  • What tests will help me find the root cause of my problem?
  • What thyroid treatment do I need if I have a problem?

Deborah saw terms like hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto's thyroid, Graves’ disease, thyroid nodules, TSH levels and TSH test just to name a few. Deborah became depressed with all the knowledge she did not know. Her head began to spin but her keen intuition told her she must find a person that did have the knowledge and expertise to help her.

She did know that she was tired of being tired.


After doing in-depth online research Deborah selected Patients Medical (the oldest holistic wellness center in NY) to help her with her thyroid problems. She was impressed with Dr. Gulati’s credentials. Unlike most holistic doctors in the New York area, Dr. Rashmi Gulati is a Board Certified Holistic Internal Medicine Practitioner with two MD's - one each in Internal Medicine and Pathology. Dr. Gulati has over 20 years of medical experience and has hospital privileges at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan and a very convenient location on Fifth Avenue and 96th Street in Manhattan.

Deborah came in to meet Dr. Gulati, she loved that the staff was very friendly, and Dr. Gulati always meets her with a warm smile.

At the first medical consultation, Dr. Gulati gave Deborah an in-depth evaluation and discussion about one hour long. Deborah was surprised about the length of her first visit because most of her visits to her past physician ’s were about 10 minutes where they just wanted to address the symptoms of her medical needs and give her medication.

Deborah discovered that at Patients Medical the physicians work to identify the root cause of her medical problem so they can eliminate it forever (if possible) from her body. So, she was happy that the visit was so in-depth and did not mind it taking an hour or more.

Upon completion of the discussion and examination, Dr. Gulati gave Deborah a "Protocol Sheet" summarizing the findings and a proposed plan of action.

Deborah plan of action included blood, stool urine, testing (including TRH (Thyrotropin Releasing Hormone) Challenge test), recommendations on supplements and a couple of prescriptions. Deborah plan of action was just for Deborah at Patients Medical. No 2 patients are treated the same; your plan of action depends upon your specific medical needs.


After a couple of months of following the plan of action Dr. Gulati made for her, Deborah’s thyroid & hormones were totally balanced and as a bonus Deborah’s cholesterol level was lower with Dr. Gulati in-depth combination of elixirs.

Deborah went on to tell Dr. Gulati that she "never felt better" In fact she wrote the review below in Yelp:

Her Yelp review:

I cannot imagine what I would have done without Dr. Gulati. She is an amazing Doctor and I have been seeing her for a year. I have never felt better! I trust her so much with everything she asks me to do. Very bizarre to see the negative opinions. She has totally balanced my thyroid & hormones. Yes, it is a costly and lengthy process, but she does things in increments, so your body can manage the changes. The staff is very friendly, and the medical center is calming. She always greets me with a friendly smile and genuinely enjoys seeing my progress. She has brought down my cholesterol level with her magical combination of elixirs. I just do what she recommends, and it works. She is awesome!


Does this patient history sound like you? You are not unique. Over thirty million people in this country have thyroid issues – many of them are undiagnosed and untreated.

If you are experiencing chronic fatigue and are "Tired of Being Tired", we recommend getting your thyroid checked right away.

If you do, as the next step, please call Dr. Gulati's office on 1-212-794-8800 to make an appointment.

We look forward to being of help!


Questions you can ask yourself to see if you have a Thyroid issue:

  • Do guys have thyroid problems or just women
  • Do I have a thyroid problem
  • Do I have an overactive thyroid
  • Do I have an underactive thyroid
  • Do I have thyroid cancer
  • Do I have thyroid cancer quiz
  • Do I need to fast for a thyroid test
  • Do thyroid biopsies hurt
  • Do thyroid levels fluctuate
  • How can I buy armour thyroid
  • How can I lose weight with an underactive thyroid
  • How can I lose weight with thyroid
  • How can thyroid affect you
  • How can thyroid cancer be prevented
  • How can thyroid cancer be treated
  • How can you die from thyroid disease
  • How can you feel your thyroid
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  • How much is a thyroid ultrasound
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  • How much is thyroid surgery
  • how much weight gained with underactive thyroid
  • How thyroid cancer is diagnosed
  • How thyroid works
  • how to biopsy thyroid nodule
  • How to cure thyroid
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  • How to lower thyroid levels
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  • How to evaluate thyroid
  • How to cure thyroid problems
  • How to treat thyroid
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  • How would I know if I have thyroid
  • should a thyroid nodule be biopsied
  • should I be able to feel my thyroid
  • Should I get my thyroid checked
  • Should I have my thyroid removed
  • should I take armour thyroid
  • Should I take thyroid medication
  • should thyroid be palpable
  • should thyroid feel hard
  • should thyroid nodules be removed
  • What are normal thyroid levels
  • What are the symptoms of thyroid
  • What can affect thyroid levels
  • what can cause an enlarged thyroid
  • what can cause an overactive thyroid
  • what can cause an underactive thyroid
  • What can cause thyroid cancer
  • What can I do to help my thyroid
  • What can I take for underactive thyroid
  • What can thyroid scans detect
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  • what is a thyroid storm
  • what is an overactive thyroid
  • what is an underactive thyroid
  • What is armour thyroid
  • What is thyroid cancer
  • What is thyroid disease
  • What is thyroid gland
  • What should be the thyroid level during pregnancy
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  • what would cause an enlarged thyroid
  • what would cause an underactive thyroid
  • what would cause my thyroid to swell
  • what would cause thyroid levels to be high
  • what would cause thyroid levels to fluctuate
  • what would cause thyroid problems
  • what would cause your thyroid to swell
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  • when is a thyroid nodule considered large
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  • Why thyroid removal
  • Why thyroid surgery
  • Why ultrasound thyroid


If you would like to have these questions answered by a physician, please call our office on 1-212-794-8800 and make an appointment with Dr. Rashmi Gulati.

She has helped hundreds of patients resolve their Thyroid issues and looks forward to being of help to you.

If you have been evaluated for thyroid disease and your TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) test diagnostics reveal that your levels are “within normal range,” but you still are feeling unbalanced, it is time for more comprehensive testing. Conventional doctors only use the TSH test, which measures your thyroid function from a limited perspective.

Our holistic physicians offer a variety of tests that diagnose “subclinical” thyroid conditions that most conventional doctors miss. Patients’ Medical offers tests for T3, T4, Free T3, Free T4, anti-thyroid antibodies and the TRH Challenge test. These additional tests help our doctors analyze the various aspects of thyroid function and pinpoint the exact dysfunction so that they can better prescribe a treatment plan that will get you feeling better more quickly.

The TRH test is a valuable component of this process. Especially for those cases that are difficult to diagnose through the more common types of testing, the TRH (Thyrotropin Releasing Hormone) Challenge test is essential for analyzing the relationship between the thyroid, the pituitary gland and they hypothalamus gland. Plainly stated, it measures the thyroid’s communication with your brain.

Read more about the TRH challenge test and the many other types of tests available at Patients Medical.

Beyond the typical synthetic hormone replacement strategies, Patients Medical’s integrative medical doctors offer treatments that include nutritional therapy, nutritional supplements, natural hormones, homeopathy, acupuncture, and herbal remedies.

Thyroid disease can take many different forms. Beyond the typical hypo- or hyperthyroid classifications, doctors have distinguished several types of thyroiditis that include Hashimoto’s Disease, Graves’ Disease, goiter, nodules, and thyroid cancer.

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