At Premier Health and Wellness, we see a wide variety of patience who have felt their overall wellbeing and quality of life has decreased as they age. These patients come to us looking for solutions for rapid weight gain, fatigue, and other age related health problems.
It isn’t uncommon for the doctor to discover that hormones are to blame for the decreasing quality of life experienced by our patients as they grow older. Our bodies were created to function in a certain way, but when one part of our body is no longer doing it’s job, our whole body may suffer. This is true for the thyroid, which may not function adequately as we grow older.
What Purpose Does The Thyroid Serve?
The thyroid is responsible for creating and releasing hormones into your circulatory system. The hormone created by your thyroid are called T3 and T4 hormones. These hormones play an important role in a wide variety of functions including regulating your breathing, heart rate, and nervous system as well as controlling body weight, cholesterol levels, and your menstrual cycles.
Why Happens When The Thyroid Stops Doing Its Job?
As we grow older, the thyroid may cease to efficiently create and release thyroid hormones into the body. Without adequate thyroid hormones present in your body, you will likely notice a significant change in how you feel and how your body looks.
There are many symptoms to low thyroid hormone levels. Some of the most noticeable include gaining weight, low energy or extreme fatigue, changes in mood, increased cholesterol levels, and difficulty sleeping.
How Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy Can Change Your Life
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, you have may have low thyroid hormone levels. Lowering thyroid levels can be a natural part of growing older, but they do not have to control how you feel during this time of your life. Hormone replacement therapy uses synthetic hormones that function identically to the naturally occurring hormone in your body. Hormone therapy works to reverse the symptoms you have been experiencing and increase your overall quality of life.
At Premiere Health and Wellness, we use a an oral thyroid hormone, given once a day, half an hour before a meal. The goal of this specific hormone replacement therapy is to bring your thyroid hormone levels up to the normal range. When this is accomplished, you should notice drastic improvement of your symptoms and feel an overall increase in your quality of life.
Some patients may experience mild side effects during thyroid hormone replacement therapy. These side effects can include palpitations, tachycardia, tremors, or sweating but are easily eliminated by lowering the dose.
If you believe your may by experiencing the symptoms of low thyroid hormone levels, hormone replacement therapy could be the right course of treatment for you. For more information, click here or call 512-459-4405 to schedule an initial consult.