The thyroid is a small gland in the throat, but it serves a vital role in the body. The thyroid is responsible for producing thyroid hormones T3 and T4, or triiodothyronine and thyroxine. These hormones keep the body running normally, primarily by regulating how the body uses energy to keep vital organs warm and ensure proper organ and muscle function. If you have a deficiency of the thyroid hormones caused by an underactive thyroid, or hypothyroidism, you may benefit from hormone therapy under the care of Envizion Medical.
What is hypothyroidism?
Hypothyroidism is very common—more than 3 million cases are diagnosed in the United States each year. However, this condition may go undiagnosed for too long, because it causes such a wide range of symptoms, which may be attributed to a number of different illnesses. If you are struggling with any of the following symptoms, it is important to see a doctor specializing in hormonal treatment.
With a simple blood test, your physician can diagnose hypothyroidism and begin treatment to address these issues:
- Weight gain
- Mood swings
- Dry skin
- Poor body temperature regulation
How is hypothyroidism treated?
Once your doctor has diagnosed hypothyroidism, he may recommend thyroid hormone therapy with oral capsules or pellets. Each of these treatments uses bioidentical hormones to supplement the body’s natural production of T3 and T4. Medications prescribed for hypothyroid treatment include Nature-Throid, Armour Thyroid, WP Thyroid, and Cytomel. Treatment is customized to ensure that you only get as much thyroid hormone as your body needs to function properly. With the right treatment, you should find yourself with more energy and a steadier mood, and you might find more success in your weight loss efforts. If you neglect treatment, you may have a higher risk of future health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and other obesity-related complications. Fortunately, treatment is easy and simple with the following medication options.
- Pellet Therapy – Pellet therapy uses capsules that are inserted just below the skin to sustainably deliver hormones to the body. These pellets are inserted once every 3-6 months, and they can be an ideal solution for patients who may not remember to take a pill every day or who may have a higher risk of interactions with other medications.
- Oral Medications – Orally administered hormones must be prescribed by a doctor, and they may need to be taken over an extended period. Depending on its cause, hypothyroidism is a lifelong condition, but it can be effectively managed with the continued use of medication.
To schedule an appointment where you can discuss your candidacy for thyroid hormone therapy, contact Envizion Medical today. We specialize in customized personal wellness, weight loss, and hormone replacement therapy to help you live as your best self and age youthfully.