Dr. Mylinh Vo, ND, ABAAHP • Anti-Aging & Bio-Identical Hormone Specialist Since 1997

Thyroid Function Assessment

Below is a list of common symptoms which are often seen in hypothyroid cases (underactive thyroid function):


  • Feel cold or chilled – hands, feet, or all over – for no apparent reason
  • Your upper eyelids look swollen
  • Muscles are weak, cramp and/or tremble
  • Poor memory, forgetful
  • Reaction time seems slowed down
  • Disinterest in sex, low sex drive
  • Constipation
  • Feel slow-moving, sluggish, low energy, and dull
  • Dryness, discoloration of skin and/or hair
  • Thick, brittle nails
  • Weight gain for no apparent reason
  • Difficulty losing weight no matter how hard you try
  • Outer third of your eyebrow is thinning or disappearing
  • Swelling of the neck
  • Experience feeling of depression or apathetic moods
  • Experience hoarse/slow speech
  • Excessive menstrual flow
  • Water retention in face and extremities
  • Low body temperature
  • Problems with regulating blood sugar


If you experience most or all of these symptoms on a daily basis, please ask Dr. Vo to get your thyroid functions evaluated. This can be done by blood studies and body temperature observation. The thyroid gland secretes several life-sustaining hormones that are responsible for major energy production and metabolic activities in every cell in the body. When the levels of these hormones become too low (hypothyroid) or too high (hyperthyroid), cellular functions such as fat metabolism, carbohydrate metabolism, vitamin utilization, sexual functions, sleep, digestion, sex hormone metabolism, etc… are affected severely. Consider to consult with Dr. Vo at your next appointment about your symptoms and ways to restore your thyroid gland’s functions.

By Dr. Mylinh Vo, ND, ABAAHP