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By Clark Podiatry Center
January 11, 2021
Category: Foot Care

Did you know that January is Thyroid Awareness Month? At Clark Podiatry Center, we believe it’s important for patients to understand how this butterfly-shaped gland can affect the body, including feet and ankles. Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is underactive. The results can influence everything from metabolism to organ function. An underactive thyroid can also cause an increased thickening of the skin.

While there are other causes for dry skin, including eczema, psoriasis, and diabetes, a thyroid disorder should not be ignored.

Here are some ways to move forward if you notice dry skin:

Talk to your family

Did you know you are at an increased risk of developing a thyroid disorder if you have a family member with the same condition? Talk to your family. Ask about symptoms, treatments, and more. Bringing this information to your next appointment can be a valuable resource for you and your doctor.

Talk to a professional

Dry skin isn’t the only sign of thyroid disease. It can also be a symptom of other common conditions. To avoid self-diagnosing and the additional guesswork, schedule an appointment with your podiatrist. Adding moisture to your daily hygiene routine remains an important part of daily foot hygiene.

Take the test

Changes to your hair, skin, and nails are among the most visible signs of thyroid disease. For this reason, dermatologists and podiatrists help patients notice the symptoms early. A blood test is the only way to confirm you have a thyroid disorder. Make an appointment today. Make an appointment today.

Are you concerned about your thyroid? Let’s talk today to learn more about your risk or if you have another condition. At Clark Podiatry Center, Dr. Brandon A. Macy, a board-certified podiatrist, treats various conditions such as heel pain, diabetic wounds, bunions, nerve pain, and more. The New Jersey Children’s Foot Health Institute is also part of Clark Podiatry Center. We provide exceptional service for patients in Union County. Contact our office at (732) 382-3470 or schedule an appointment online. Our office is at 1114 Raritan Road, Clark, NJ 07066.



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