Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy

Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy

Every part of your body plays an important role in your health and wellness. From every follicle of hair on your head to your toes, your body functions in a balance that requires upkeep to run optimally. The thyroid is no different. In fact, it is one of the most important parts of your body that you should keep healthy. 

An Optimal You is California’s #1 Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy Clinic and Anti-Aging Center in Murrieta, California.

The hormones produced in this organ affect every organ, tissue, and cell in your body. Because of this, keeping this organ healthy is essential if you want to live as your optimal self.

As California’s #1 Hormone Replacement and Anti-Aging Center, we pride ourselves on the outstanding level of service we provide our patients. We believe in holistic health, so during your visits, we also check in with every aspect of your health. For more information, please call our office or fill out the form on our website. Don’t wait until it may be too late to treat your symptoms. Contact An Optimal You for a consultation today!

What Is The Role Of The Thyroid In The Body?

Located in the neck, just below the larynx, this organ takes iodine from the food we eat and 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 it is the largest gland in the neck. It produces two primary hormones that are instrumental in many of your body’s functions: thyroxine and triiodothyronine.

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

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 over 12 percent of the U.S. population will develop a condition affecting this organ 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! Give us a call at (951) 461-3021. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

What Happens When You Have An Unhealthy Thyroid?

As stated before, this organ controls many of your body’s important functions. As such, keeping an eye on the health of it is integral to keeping your mind, heart, and body healthy. To monitor the health of your thyroid, look at how you’re feeling and keep track of your health. We’ll go other the most common signs and symptoms that your levels are too high or too low.

When you have too much thyroid hormone in your body, negative symptoms will arise. When this organ is overactive, it can cause you to feel nervous, anxious, irritable, restless, constantly tired, and hyperactive. It can also lead to rapid or irregular heartbeats. Feeling these symptoms signals that you need to see a hormone specialist to figure out if your body’s health is out of balance. Getting high levels of thyroxine and triiodothyronine balanced is just as important as re-balancing low levels.

Other signs of an overactive thyroid include, but aren’t limited to:

Low levels of these hormones is an issue you can have. Having low levels of these hormones can leave you feeling tired, give you consistent chills, slowed heart rate, and muscle weakness and aches. 

Signs and Symptoms of Low Levels of Thyroid Hormone:

  • Fatigue and lethargy
  • Chills and sensitivity to cold
  • Hair loss 
  • Dryness of hair and skin
  • Constipation
  • High cholesterol
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Irritability
  • Weight gain
  • Slow heart rate
  • Muscle aches, weakness, and cramps
  • Irregular or heavy periods

Because of the sheer number of bodily functions that it controls, it’s incredibly important to be aware if you suffer from any of these symptoms. Once you feel the effects of low or high levels you should find a hormone specialist. Your whole body’s health is important to take care of consistently, and the health of this organ is a big part of feeling like your optimal self.

Who Needs Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy?

The short answer is anyone who suffers from a hormone imbalance. To rebalance a deficiency, see a specialist. Many hormone doctors will prescribe levothyroxine to help rebalance the levels of this hormone in your body. This replacement is a synthetic form. For those who don’t want synthetic hormones in their body, other options are available. Many doctors also prescribe a natural form of hormone replacement.

Because this disease effects both men and women equally, it’s important to keep a close eye on your own health and wellness to make sure you’re staying at your optimal levels of health. An Optimal You to schedule an appointment for yourself, or if you have any questions about the symptoms you’re experiencing. 

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

Every time a patient visits our clinic, we don’t just cover the current reason you are visiting the office. We also 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. We want to make sure that’s the case, and part of that is helping to push your health in the right direction in every way we can.

Here at An Optimal You, we sit our patients down and go through what we like to call the wellness circle. This circle, which is focused on creating your optimal health and wellness, is comprised of diet, exercise, sleep, mind, toxins, supplements, and hormone balancing. Getting your body’s hormones balanced is one part of regaining your healthiest self, but not the only thing you should focus on.

Our team of practitioners is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in thyroid hormone therapy. An Optimal You is California’s #1 Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy 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. 

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