If your body is no longer making adequate amounts of thyroid hormone, you will begin to experience symptoms and signs of an underactive thyroid, known as hypothyroidism. Hormone therapy can be used to treat hypothyroidism.
When the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone, it can affect many bodily processes and cause many symptoms. This can sometimes occur as a natural part of aging, although it is commonly linked to an autoimmune disorder, removal of the thyroid, or radiation to the neck and head. Hormone replacement therapy can increase your thyroid hormone levels to normal.
Understanding Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for the Thyroid
If you do not take some type of replacement hormone to keep your thyroid functioning normally, you may develop dangerous and annoying symptoms caused by having too little of the hormone.
Hormone therapy for thyroid is a common type of hormone replacement therapy. Those who have this diagnosis are generally prescribed a hormone pill that includes levothyroxine, a synthetic, bioidentical synthetic thyroid hormone. Sold under brand names that include Levoxyl, Synthroid, and Unithroid, this hormone is designed to appear to your body to be identical to the natural thyroid hormone you lack.
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Low or Absent Thyroid Hormones Can Cause Many Symptoms
Most symptoms of hypothyroidism do not occur quickly. Instead, they begin slowly and increase in intensity as your body tries to continue functioning with less than optimal levels of this important hormone. If you do not identify the problems and begin hormone therapy for your hypothyroidism, you will likely begin to experience signs and symptoms. These may include:
- Increased sensitivity to cold
- Weight gain
- Hoarseness, sometimes with an enlarged thyroid gland
- Unexplained muscle weakness
- Elevated blood cholesterol levels
- Muscle aches, tenderness, and stiffness
- Joint swelling and pain
- Heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods
- Slowed heart rate
- Problems with memory
- Dry skin
- Puffy face
- Thinning hair
While most symptoms associated with low levels of thyroid hormones appeal relatively benign, some of them can become life-limiting or even life-threatening. In some cases, they may affect your life in unexpected ways, as well. For example, irregular periods can make it hard to get pregnant, or problems with memory could make you less efficient at work.
The best option if you believe you may have some of these symptoms is to reach out to a doctor or the HealthGAINS team for an evaluation.
HealthGAINS Offers a Customized Hormone Replacement Therapy Program for People Who Require HRT for Thyroid
The physicians from HealthGAINS can often recognize the signs of low thyroid in a person before they run any tests. This is because they have diagnosed and treated many cases of low thyroid. HealthGAINS has a proprietary diagnostic testing procedure that utilizes both specialized and proprietary tests. Only once our doctors diagnose you with low thyroid function will they begin to build your customized Thyroid Optimization Program.
Using our diagnostic testing results, we can study what is going on inside your body. This includes how much your thyroid hormone levels vary and how your low level of hormones is affecting your body. With this information, we can create a step-by-step program that will raise your thyroid hormone level and help you maintain them at an optimal level. This will go a long way toward relieving your symptoms.
Your Comprehensive Thyroid Optimization Program
Our thyroid optimization programs focus on helping you reach your optimal wellness and regaining the energy, memory, and other traits you miss from when you were younger. When we prescribe this type of program, it includes:
- Bioidentical thyroid replacement hormones
- Diet and lifestyle changes
The goal of this type of plan is to help you reach optimal wellness and function. We believe it is possible to regain your youthful vitality thanks to hormone replacement therapy for thyroid hormones.
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HealthGAINS Can Help You Reach Your Wellness Goals
In addition to thyroid hormone replacement and other similar programs, HealthGAINS offers a wide range of wellness solutions for C-level executives and other high achievers. We strive to help our members achieve optimal wellness, realizing their full potential and even moving beyond it in some cases.
All of our programs are cutting-edge, using state-of-the-art treatments and the latest technology. Our therapies are medically proven and science-based, and many medications have extensive testing for safety and efficacy.We can design a program that meets your needs, whether you are a man or a woman and no matter your age. Meet with us in one of our hormone facilities, and you will see the HealthGAINS difference. We are much more than your typical wellness clinic. You will receive white-glove service and luxury-hotel inspired amenities during your visit.
Call (305) 912-8828 to speak with a health adviser about your options today. We can explain how we work and set up a time to get started.