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Thyroid and Hormone Optimization

Last month, we reviewed the various benefits of hormone optimization and how hormone replacement therapy can be hugely beneficial for some people. Now we would like to branch off and shine the spotlight on thyroids and how hormone optimization can help with the low production of thyroid hormones (also known as hypothyroidism).

Let’s start with the basics of the thyroid. The thyroid is a ductless gland that sits low on the front of the neck, along the front of the windpipe. It secretes several hormones (i.e. thyroid hormones), which p

lay an important role throughout the body - influencing metabolism, growth and development, and body temperature. You’ve probably heard of or seen a goiter at some point? Well, a goiter is a general term for a swollen thyroid.

Thyroid deficiency (hypothyroidism) is a condition in which the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone. There are over 200 symptoms related to thyroid deficiency, such as cold hands and feet, thinning hair, weight gain, increase body fat, decreased energy, loss of cognition, depression, menstrual irregularities, and a compromised gut motility. Hypothyroidism is more common in older women over the age of 60 but it can even occur in babies. Fortunately, it can be treated with thyroid hormone replacement.

BioTE® Medical offers a method of thyroid therapy, in a prescription form, for a natural T3/T4 combi

nation thyroid pill, which is an ideal way to replace the hormones men and women lose over the course of their lives. An important part of the BioTE® method of hormone optimization is reestablishing thyroid hormones to levels that maximize metabolism in our cells. Thyroid management is extremely important in improving your quality of life and/or treating (or identifying) any potential problem, such as Graves disease.

As a Certified BioTE Medical Provider, we are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding BioTE's Hormone Therapy and how this might be a good option for you. Please contact us at info@cointegrativehealth.comto set up a free consultation.

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