THYROID AND YOU
he Thyroid gland, a butterfly shaped organ located in front of the windpipe that weighs less than half an ounce. Although small in size and weight, it is a mighty organ and influences every cell inside our bodies. Within a year, this gland only produces a teaspoon of hormone but the smallest variation in its hormone production can have huge ramifications on our overall health. Inadequate or elevated levels of thyroid stimulating hormone, T4 or T3, can cause health conditions such as Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism and have impacts on our wellness and everyday life.
What is Hypothyroidism?
Hypothyroidism is a condition that occurs when there are elevated levels of TSH and low levels of Thyroxine (T4) and Triiodothyronine (T3) This is an indicator of an underactive thyroid. Elevated levels of TSH occur because the pituitary gland is producing more TSH in hopes to stimulate your thyroid gland into producing more thyroid hormone.
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
~Brittle nails and hair ~Hair loss
~Cold when others are warm ~Hypertension
~Intolerance to cold ~Issues with Concentration
~Dry skin and hair ~Memory loss
~Elevated Cholesterol ~Muscle weakness
~Fatigue ~Weight gain
What is Hyperthyroidism?
Hyperthyroidism is a condition that occurs when the body has elevated levels of free thyroxine (T4) and free triiodothyronine (T3) and lower than normal TSH levels (as this indicates there is more than enough thyroid hormone in the body).
Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism
~Goiter (growth on Thyroid) ~Palpitations
~Heat intolerance ~Sweating
~Menstrual Disturbance ~Weight loss
How can BHRT and TRT can balance your Thyroid?
With True Balance, we are not just focused on getting your sex hormones balanced but also hormone levels such as thyroid. Our blood panels are very comprehensive and we look at several factors to make sure your blood levels are optimal. If we notice discrepancies in your blood levels, we ensure communication from a coach, practitioner, or review adjusting prescriptions/supplements to be added into your daily routine to get everything looking ideal.
Interested in learning more about our Hormone Therapy Clinic? Please visit us at: https://www.mytruebalance.ca/bioidentical-hormone-replacement-therapy/
Author: Kaitlin-Kit Haley