Thyroid Hormone Therapy for Women - West Palm Beach FL

The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland found in the lower part of the neck. Thyroid hormones control a woman’s metabolism. Therefore thyroid hormones are closely linked to energy levels, weight, and overall mental and physical fitness. The brain produces thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) which triggers the thyroid gland to produce two types of hormones – T4 and T3. Women can have issues if their bodies are not making enough thyroid hormone, or if they are making too much thyroid hormone.

In hypothyroidism, the female body has inadequate levels of the thyroid hormones. This often leads to imbalances in relation to other hormones. Hyperthyroidism is when there is too much thyroid hormone present. Hypothyroidism (low levels of thyroid hormone) is a far more common problem.

Because every cell of the body is affected by thyroid hormones, symptoms of thyroid hormone imbalances are often varied and can and do affect multiple body systems.

What Are the Benefits of Thyroid Hormone Therapy for Women?

There is not one simple treatment for thyroid imbalances. Thyroid hormone therapy could include iodine supplements, thyroid replacement hormones, along with diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes. The goal of thyroid hormone treatment is to return normal thyroid functioning as much as possible. The benefits of thyroid hormone therapy for women include:

  • Improved energy – One of the most common symptoms of thyroid dysfunction in women, is a feeling of fatigue and a lack of energy. Thyroid hormone therapy can reverse this effect and improve energy and vitality.
  • Better tolerance of cold/improved temperature regulation – Another telltale sign of a thyroid issue is a poor tolerance to cold, and/or an inability to properly regulate body temperature. Thyroid hormone therapy can prevent the common fluctuations between sweating and feeling cold that is typical of a thyroid imbalance.
  • Improved mood – Thyroid hormone therapy helps bring all hormones into balance, which results in fewer mood swings, as well as less anxiety and depression.
  • Improved libido and sexual function – Our patients on thyroid hormone therapy report improved sex drive and more satisfying sexual relations.
  • Improved memory and focus – Thyroid hormone therapy can reduce memory loss and “foggy thinking” that is typical of women who are suffering from a thyroid hormone imbalance.
What Are the Benefits of Thyroid Hormone Therapy for Women?

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of a Thyroid Hormone Imbalance?

As we said, women can suffer from either too much, or too little thyroid hormone. Each condition has its own set of equally debilitating signs and symptoms.

Symptoms of low thyroid function

  • Brittle hair and nails
  • Cold temperature intolerance
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Constipation
  • Decreased sweating
  • Depression
  • Dry skin
  • Fatigue
  • Inability to lose weight
  • Low libido
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sluggishness
  • Weight gain

Symptoms of high thyroid function

  • Anxiety
  • Diarrhea
  • Eye/vision changes
  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Insomnia
  • Palpitations
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Sweating
  • Weakness
  • Weight loss

The doctors and other health professionals at Hormone Logics are well trained and experienced in recognizing the symptoms of poor thyroid function and can create a treatment plan that can help you to get your life back on track.

What Makes Us Different

Hormone Logics has been successfully treating women for thyroid hormone imbalances for many years. We do not take a cookie-cutter approach to thyroid imbalances in women, but rather treat each patient as a unique individual and tailor a thyroid hormone therapy program tailored to her unique needs and lifestyle.

Women who receive thyroid hormone therapy benefit from a return to more stable metabolic processes. They will achieve better cold tolerance, have more energy, greater sexual satisfaction, and an overall improved sense of health and wellness.

Call us today at (561) 640-3333 to speak to one of our advisors and find out if thyroid hormone therapy is right for you!

Common Questions About Thyroid Hormone Therapy

The thyroid gland uses iodine to produce hormones that help regulate the body's metabolism including growth and other functions of the body. The thyroid gland is the only human tissue that actively absorbs and processes iodine from the diet, usually seafood or iodized salt.
The definition of hyperthyroidism is an overactive thyroid gland. As a result, the thyroid gland produces more hormones than the body needs. These high levels of thyroid hormone can lead to weight loss, increased heart rate, and heat intolerance.
Hypothyroidism is defined as an underactive thyroid, which results in the gland producing less thyroid hormone than your body needs.
Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, is much more common than hyperthyroidism.
If you're concerned about your risk of developing hypothyroidism, there are two main factors to consider—age and sex. Your chances of being hypothyroid increase with age, and they are greater if you're a woman. Hypothyroidism occurs primarily in women older than 50.
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