Something is wrong, but you cannot quite put your finger on it. You are not sick, per se, but you still do not feel right. You may have gained weight, look worse than you feel you should overall, have trouble concentrating, and frequently feel tired.
Although testing is necessary for a confirmation, these are all signs of a potential thyroid imbalance. Fortunately, there is help available for such a condition. A Manhattan thyroid hormone treatment doctor could test your thyroid levels and determine the best course of treatment to make you feel like yourself again. Reach out to a seasoned doctor today to schedule an appointment.
The butterfly-shaped thyroid gland in the neck is not large, but it is one of the most crucial glands in the body. It regulates the body’s metabolic processes in addition to maintaining cardiac and digestive function, mood regulation, muscle control, bone health, and the brain’s development.
The thyroid gland produces the hormones triiodothyronine, known as T3; tetraiodothyronine, known as T4 or thyroxine; and calcitonin, which helps maintain the proper amount of calcium in the blood.
Thyroid hormones are released from the thyroid gland by hormones in the hypothalamus, located on the bottom of the brain, as well as by hormones produced by the hypothalamus’ neighbor, the pituitary gland. This entire system is known as the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis.
Whenever hormones are out of balance, problems usually ensue. A person with hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid, may experience a variety of negative symptoms.
Because thyroid hormones are responsible for regulating so much of the body’s metabolism, insufficient hormone production affects different parts of the body. Common symptoms of hypothyroidism include:
Although hypothyroidism is most common in menopausal women, women who have not yet reached menopause may also suffer from the disorder. For these women, irregular or very heavy menstrual periods can be an additional sign of the condition. Those suffering from hypothyroidism may also develop an enlargement of the thyroid gland known as goiter.
A qualified Manhattan thyroid hormone treatment doctor could diagnose thyroid issues via a simple blood test. If thyroid levels are low, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may be able to help increase them again. These hormones are created in a state-of-the-art compounding pharmacy and designed for each patient’s specific needs. Relief comes in the form of a bioidentical hormone pellet placed under the skin or a tablet taken as per the doctor’s direction.
Natural thyroid hormones are derived from desiccated pig thyroid glands, and they are very similar to the hormones produced by the human body. Naturally, desiccated thyroid contains T3 and T4, while most synthetic thyroid products contain only T4.
Once thyroid hormone treatment starts, a patient should maintain a daily journal describing any changes in their physical or mental state, both positive and negative. Keeping this sort of record, in addition to review and input from the doctor, can help determine the right dosage amount and frequency. Each patient should expect to come in for regular monitoring.
If you have symptoms of a thyroid disorder, you may need the services of an experienced Manhattan thyroid hormone treatment doctor. Let a seasoned doctor treat your condition. Call the office of Dr. Edward Jacobson today and arrange a consultation in his Greenwich, Connecticut home office or remotely via Skype, FaceTime, or telephone.