The thyroid is one of the largest endocrine glands in the body. Found in the neck, the thyroid controls how quickly the body makes proteins, burns energy and how sensitive the body should be to other hormones.
The thyroid gland produces the hormones “thyroxine” (T4) and “triiodothyronine” (T3). These hormones regulate the body’s rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of function of many other systems in the body.
Hypothyroidism is a common thyroid condition whereby the body produces too little of the thyroid hormone. It is a common problem that is often present for a number of years before it is recognized and treated.
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism are fatigue and sluggishness, feeling cold, infertility, heavy menstrual periods, constipation, dry skin and hair, weight gain without increased appetite or increased calorie intake, swelling of the soft tissues, depression, and the early development of heart disease. Sometimes the symptoms are subtle and therefore attributed to something other than low thyroid.
What is thyroid hormone therapy?
Thyroid hormone therapy is the use of synthetic thyroid hormones to raise abnormally low levels of thyroid hormones. Often used to treat an under active thyroid that is secreting little or no thyroid hormones, thyroid hormone therapy is usually administered in pill form.
Key Benefits of Thyroid Replacement Therapy:
- Increases energy
- Helps you feel warmer
- Stops constipation
- Fights depression
- Promotes weight loss
Thyroid replacement therapy can help you in many ways. To find out more, call us today and get a free consultation!