If you feel unusually sluggish, lacking in energy and motivation, and generally run down, you may be suffering from underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism. Thyroid deficiency is extremely common but often goes undetected by standard thyroid tests.
How Do You Know If You Have a Thyroid Disorder?
Your thyroid gland is vital to proper body functioning. It stores and produces hormones that ensure bodily growth and development, as well as regulating your body’s temperature, hydration, and most importantly your metabolism.
Women are at great risk for thyroid conditions—now more than ever. Thyroid disorders are becoming more common in the U.S. More than 10 million Americans are currently diagnosed with thyroid disorders, and it is believed another 13 million Americans suffer with undiagnosed thyroid issues.
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
- Weight Gain
- Dry skin and Brittle Nails
- Changes in body temperature
- Low sex drive
- Irregular menstrual cycle
The Tampa Rejuvenation Difference
When testing for thyroid disease, a series of blood tests helps identify issues. The in-depth testing performed at Tampa Rejuvenation will pinpoint the exact level of your thyroid function. The most common thyroid disorder is hypothyroidism—a condition where the thyroid gland is underactive, meaning that your metabolism has slowed down.
While most doctors only test for thyroid-stimulating hormone (THS) and free T4, your physician at Tampa Rejuvenation will also test and treat autoimmune disorders that have a direct relationship to thyroid function. Our test is an in depth panel that evaluates all thyroid possible issues.
Should You Seek Treatment?
Some thyroid conditions are more difficult to diagnose while others are more difficult to treat. Working with medical practitioners at a hormone clinic that specializes in thyroid disorders, such as Tampa Rejuvenation, is essential to you living a better quality of life.
Most practitioners prescribe synthetic T4 for their hypothyroid patients. This may work for some patients; however, this approach is unsuitable for patients who have trouble converting T4 into T3 or have a high level of inactive T3. Most patients feel better when both T4 and T3 are replaced.
Often when patients use synthetic medications such as synthroid/levothyroxine T4, their blood work comes back in the correct range but they have all the symptoms. By using the natural form you get the active hormone T3, which helps the thyroid and relieves the symptoms so the body can lose weight.
Tampa Rejuvenation physicians specialize in thyroid treatment using a natural thyroid medication. Our practitioners create an individualized prescription which is then filled by our compounding pharmacy.
Most women will need to supplement their hormones for the rest of their life because there is no cure for hypothyroidism. When determining whether you want to use hormone replacement therapy to treat your underactive thyroid, consider the effects on your daily life. If your thyroid condition makes your daily life difficult or less successful, then hormone replacement therapy for the condition can bring fast relief.
How Do I Start Thyroid Disorder Treatment?
Call today to schedule your free consultation with Tampa Rejuvenation to learn more about thyroid disease and how it may be affecting you. If you decide to proceed, you will undergo a series of tests that can be performed in office. The doctor will then interpret the tests and meet with you to discuss and plan the course of treatment with you.
Learn more about the importance of your thyroid gland to proper body functioning here.