The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck. It produces several hormones that regulate metabolism and other body functions. Your metabolic rate regulates how well you process food, how much heat your body generates, and even how fast your heart beats. It can also affect how quickly you think.
Aging can adversely affect the thyroid, sometimes starting before the age of 30 but most often in women 60 years and above. In some people, thyroid hormone levels may rise, increasing the risk of death from cardiovascular disease. In other cases, hypothyroidism, or low thyroid levels, can cause a multitude of symptoms in both men and women that you might not associate with thyroid deficiency, including:
- Tiredness, weakness, or depression
- Dry skin and brittle nails
- Cold intolerance
- Problems with memory/cognition
Symptoms younger women may experience include:
- Heavy or irregular menstrual periods
- Issues during pregnancy, causing developmental disorders in an unborn child
Balancing Thyroid Hormones
Evolved Medical can help ensure that your thyroid hormones are in balance and remain that way.
We will test your levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), and the T3 and T4 hormones, to determine if your thyroid is doing its jobs to regulate your body functions and maintain optimal energy level and health.
Traditional medical doctors typically treat only part of the problem. Typically, they will only prescribe the less active T4 thyroid hormone (synthroid or levothyroxine). Our professionals treat the whole thyroid by balancing both T4, as well as T3, which is the more active form of thyroid hormone. Additionally, we seek to correct and repair the cause of your thyroid imbalance by treating nutrient deficiencies and working to repair the immune balances for conditions like Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
If you test low for thyroid hormones, we will prescribe a program of thyroid hormone replacement therapy, using bioidentical medications and supplements. We will continue to monitor your thyroid to ensure that the medications are working. Adjusting your thyroid hormones to their optimal levels should bring relief from the symptoms listed above.