The thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped gland at the base of the neck releases hormones that control our metabolism. It plays a significant role in functions of the body such as breathing, heart rate, body weight, muscle strength, cholesterol, body temperature and much more. Hypothyroidism, also known as an underactive thyroid, is caused when the thyroid gland is unsuccessful in producing enough of the thyroid hormone.
It’s believed that over 10 million people, both children and adults, suffer from this condition. In fact, around 10% of women in the United States claim they have thyroid hormone deficiency. While some people may go their entire life without being diagnosed, common symptoms include fatigue, constipation, weight gain, dry skin, muscle weakness, thinning hair, puffy skin, and memory loss. In some cases if the condition is left untreated it can lead to autoimmune disease, heart problems, mental health issues, and infertility.
Based on a combination of your symptoms and blood tests, your doctor can diagnose and set up a treatment plan for you. At Physicians Age Management our clinicians primarily prescribe Armour thyroid, which is a natural product made up of T3 and T4, a combination that allows for better absorption and for many, better symptom relief. The goal of this treatment is to optimize both your thyroid and hormone levels.
At Physicians Age Management Centers we specialize in the assessment and treatment of hypothyroidism and hormone deficiency. It’s what we do, every day, and our specialty. Call us today at 919-885-0880 to schedule your free consultation and to discuss if hypothyroidism or hormone deficiency may be affecting you.