Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy

An Optimal You is California’s #1 Hormone Replacement Clinic and Anti-Aging Center in Murrieta, California. We strive to provide our patients with the best care, so we can ensure they live their lives at optimal levels. Here at An Optimal You, we sit our patients down and go through what we like to call the wellness circle. The wellness circle is comprised of diet, exercise, sleep, mind, toxins, supplements, and hormone balancing. Getting your body’s hormones balanced is one part of optimal health, but not the complete answer. By replacing deficient hormones, people regain energy and focus, and they will also regain the capacity to do the lifestyle changes necessary for optimal health.

Our team of practitioners is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in thyroid hormone therapy. We guarantee you will be satisfied with the results you receive.

Interested in scheduling a consultation? Give us a call today (951) 461-3021. Our medical professionals love helping and educating both new and existing patients. We believe the more educated you are about your health, the more you will realize how important these treatments will be for your body and your livelihood. Call us to schedule your consultation today.

What is the role of the Thyroid in the body?

Located in the neck, just below the larynx, the thyroid gland takes iodine from the food we eat to converts it into hormones. These hormones control the growth of bones and many other functions in the body. It is unique due to its butterfly shape and is the largest gland in the neck.

Role of Thyroid Hormones

Regulating vital body functions, including:

  • Controlling metabolism
  • Regulating temperature & heart rate
  • Increasing fat & carbohydrate metabolism
  • Lowering cholesterol
  • Keeping hair, skin & nails healthy
  • Development & maturation of central nervous system
  • Controlling body temperature and body weight

What is Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy

Many people have a thyroid gland that cannot produce enough of hormones to meet what the human body needs. This is called Hypothyroidism and can be caused by a non-functioning gland. Hypothyroidism is the most common reason for needing thyroid hormone replacement therapy. Your doctor may recommend hormone replacement therapy to you as an option to continue living optimally. Often a low thyroid is not addressed in traditional offices because blood levels are “normal”, but they are not optimal.

Thyroid hormone replacement therapy is designed to raise hormone levels. There are five different reasons why a person would this type of therapy.

  • To control nodule growth on the gland itself
  • For treatment after the removal of the gland
  • To control the growth of a Goiter (an enlarged gland)
  • After hyperthyroidism has been treated
  • To assist a poorly functioning gland

At An Optimal You, we run blood tests for each of our patients to determine the proper dosage of hormone replacement therapy. As well as measuring the current levels of TSH in your blood, we also evaluate the actual hormone levels and extensively review your symptoms. From this point, our team of practitioners will be able to accurately prescribe the correct dosage for you to bring your hormones to their optimal levels.

Types of Hormones

The gland makes two hormones: triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). T3 is the storage hormone and T4 is the active hormone. T4 blood levels are higher than T3, but T3 is four times more potent. When T4 is not converted to T3, low levels occur. Under-active glands, typically after age 35, go largely undiagnosed and untreated because doctors typically only look at symptoms.

The goal of thyroid hormone therapy is to closely replicate normal functioning levels. We prescribe a pill that contains both T3 and T4 in order to better mimic what your body should be producing but isn’t. Taking it is different from taking other medications, because its job is to replace a hormone that is missing. Your thyroid function will be monitored by your physician to make sure this does not happen.

Hypothyroidism Symptoms

  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Cold hands & feet
  • Chronic constipation
  • Muscle weakness
  • Depression
  • Elevated cholesterol & risk of heart disease
  • Foggy brain
  • Irritability or moodiness
  • Hair loss
  • Joint and Muscle Pain
  • Trouble Sleeping – which in turn causes tiredness and fatigue
  • Dry skin and hair
  • Frequent and heavy menstrual periods
  • Difficulty concentrating

Thyroid disease is more common than heart disease or diabetes. Women are five times more likely to suffer from hypothyroidism than men are. The American Thyroid Association (ATA), noted that 12 percent of the U.S. population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime. That statistic means that nearly 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid-related disease and up to 60 percent are unaware of their condition. With these types of statistics, don’t wait to schedule your consultation!

Ready to schedule a consultation? Give us a call at (951) 461-3021. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Unique Thyroid Treatment Plans

A unique feature we offer our patients is each time you visit us, we not only cover the current reason you are visiting the office, but we discuss your overall health at each visit as well. For our patients to live their best life, everything in their body needs to be working at optimal levels. As California’s #1 Hormone Replacement and Anti-Aging Center, we pride ourselves on the outstanding level of service we provide our patients. From listening to your signs and symptoms, to taking all necessary steps when diagnosing and treating those signs and symptoms. We are your one stop shop when it comes to hormone balancing and anti-aging. For more information please call our office at (951) 461-3021 or fill out the form on this page. Don’t wait until it may be too late to treat your symptoms. Contact An Optimal You for a consultation today!

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