The thyroid gland is a small gland in the neck that has an important job: producing the thyroid hormones that regulate the body’s metabolic function. These hormones also help to maintain a variety of physiological functions throughout the body. A Sluggish Thyroid: Hypothyroidism Hypothyroidism is the most common type of thyroid imbalance. It occurs when the … Continued
The thyroid is an important, butterfly shaped gland located in the neck. It produces hormones that influence almost every cell in the body, and people with an unhealthy thyroid will experience a variety of symptoms. The influence of thyroid hormones is extremely diverse, and it would be a monumental task to list all of its specific functions. … Continued
Hypothyroidism has been treated with porcine thyroid hormone replacement since 1891. Porcine thyroid, also known under such brand names as Armour Thyroid, and Naturethroid, contains both active (T3) and inactive (T4) thyroid hormone. Since the 1930s, however, porcine thyroid became replaced with levothyroxine, or T4, alone, also known under the brand name Synthroid. Therapy with … Continued
Are you aware that your thyroid gland may be under attack? A very common medical condition known as Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition where your own antibodies begin to attack your thyroid gland. If left untreated, eventually the thyroid gland will become dysfunctional. How does one feel with a dysfunctional or slow thyroid? Symptoms … Continued
We often see patients who are already on thyroid replacement therapy ,yet continue to complain if fatigue. The may have tried various doses of commonly used medications like Synthroid, Levoxyl, or levothyroxine yet only receive partial or no improvement of their symptoms. Hypothyroidism typically encompasses complaints such as ; fatigue,weight gain ,dry hair and skin, … Continued
Medical Mondays – You ask the questions and our highly trained bioidentical hormones experts will post your answer LIVE! Q: I currently take Armour Thyroid for under active thyroid disorder. Just the other day I saw a segment on TV that talked about using BHRT to treat symptoms of hypothyroidism. According to one doctor, the … Continued
Thyroid imbalances occur when your thyroid isn’t functioning optimally. Thyroid imbalances are caused by a variety of factors, including environmental toxins, medications, iodine intake and even genetics. An overactive thyroid, known as hyperthyroidism, occurs when the thyroid glands produce too many hormones for the body to handle. This can result in symptoms ranging from heart palpitations and anxiety to weight loss, heat intolerance and muscle weakness. Grave’s disease is an incurable and more severe form of hyperthyroidism. On the contrary, Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland is producing too few hormones and is much more common. Some studies estimate that as many as 1 in 7 adults suffer from an underactive thyroid.