Bio-identical thyroid replacement therapy is vital for your body’s ability to maintain a steady weight, and live with elevated level of energy. If you want to live with a youthful vigor you had in your 20’s, then correcting a potential thyroid imbalance is your first step.
Thyroid Replacement Therapy: A Must for Ongoing Health
Did you know that thyroid disease is more common than diabetes or heart disease, making thyroid replacement therapy a vital prevention in the fight to stay healthy? It’s true. Today, thyroid disease is affecting 30 million Americans – and more than half of those people remain undiagnosed. On top of this, women are five times more likely than men to suffer from a condition known as hypothyroidism – an overactive thyroid.
The Dangers of Imbalanced Thyroid
The thyroid hormone controls metabolism and energy, can heal your adrenals, and can have dangerous effects when levels are low, or imbalanced with your other primary hormones.
Deficiency of the thyroid hormone, also called hypothyroidism, can cause a host of serious side effects, including
Performing thyroid replacement therapy is a delicate balancing act, since too much thyroid hormone can be just as dangerous as not enough. In fact, an excess of thyroid can lead to extreme weight loss and bulging eyes. Therefore, it’s important that you receive world class hormone replacement therapy treatment to balance out the levels of your thyroid hormone, allowing you to get back to feeling like yourself again.
Understanding Your Thyroid
The thyroid controls how your body’s cells use energy from food, a process called metabolism. Among other things, your metabolism affects your body’s temperature, your heartbeat, and how well you burn calories. The primary thyroid hormones are triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4).
T4 is mostly inactive and converts into the active thyroid hormone T3. Thyroid imbalances occur when your thyroid produces too few or too many of these hormones, or is unable to convert the T4 hormone into the active T3 hormone.
Hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland produces high amounts of thyroid hormone and can cause an excessively high metabolic rate – a condition that can be prevented and reversed with thyroid replacement therapy.
Common symptoms experienced in this hyper metabolic state are:
Rapid heart rate
Elevated blood pressure
Frequent bowel movements
Irregular menstrual cycles.
If you don’t have enough thyroid hormone, your body processes slow down. That means your body makes less energy, and your metabolism becomes sluggish. At first, you may barely notice the symptoms of hypothyroidism, such as fatigue and weight gain, or you may simply attribute them to getting older. But as your metabolism continues to slow, you may develop more obvious signs and symptoms.
Hypothyroidism signs and symptom may include:
Increased sensitivity to cold
Elevated blood cholesterol level
Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness
Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints
Heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods
Slowed heart rate
In addition to regulating heart rate, metabolism and body temperature, the thyroid gland keeps muscles strong by helping in the synthesis of proteins and burning of calories. An optimal thyroid, with the help of bio-identical thyroid replacement therapy, helps maintain the strength and tone of muscles.
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More About Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormones function as your body’s chemical messengers, playing an integral part in how each of our bodies work, ensuring that our bodies operate “according to plan.” Created by your endocrine glands, hormones travel through the bloodstream to signal your organs and tissues to how to function properly.
Hormone replacement therapy – also known as HRT, menopausal hormone therapy, and estrogen replacement therapy – uses naturally occurring bio-identical hormones including testosterone, estrogen progesterone, and others, to treat common symptoms of hormonal imbalance including uncontrolled weight gain, menopause and aging.
Approximately after the age of 25, both men and women experience a decline in hormone production, causing a range of symptoms like hot flashes and vaginal dryness, low labido, sexual dysfunction, and can sometimes lead to conditions like osteoporosis, heart disease, and dementia. To combat these, HRT replenishes the hormones that your body no longer makes in sufficient amounts, restoring hormonal balance to your body and allowing you to experience an extraordinary quality of life again.