Millions of Americans suffer from thyroid conditions, but only half of these cases are ever diagnosed. If you’re constantly fatigued, have experienced unexplained weight gain, or have unusually dry skin, you may have a thyroid condition.
Bio-identical hormones are an excellent way to treat these conditions at their sources: the hormones.
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What are Bio-Identical Hormones?
Bio-identical hormone replacement offers a safe, effective alternative to traditional hormone therapy. Because bio-identical hormones are molecularly identical to your body’s own hormones, your body cannot tell the difference between the two of them. These leads to more effective hormone replacement and better treatment results.
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck. Although it’s tiny, this gland has a dramatic impact on a wide variety of body functions, including temperature, metabolism, and heart beat regulation. The thyroid controls these functions by secreting hormones.
At least 30 million Americans suffer from a thyroid disorder, with half of these cases remaining undiagnosed. While men can develop thyroid conditions, women are significantly more likely to; women over the age of 35 have a 30% higher chance of developing a thyroid condition sometime in their life.
There are three main different types of thyroid disorders, including:
- Hypothyroidism: Individuals with hypothyroidism have an underactive thyroid gland, meaning that they do not produce the amount of thyroid hormone that their body needs.
- Hyperthyroidism: Individuals with hyperthyroidism have an overactive thyroid gland, meaning that they produce more than the amount of thyroid hormone that their body needs.
- Thyroiditis: Individuals with thyroiditis suffer from an inflammation of the thyroid gland.
What are the Symptoms of Thyroid Conditions?
Thyroid conditions make themselves known through a number of adverse side effects. Some of these side effects include:
- Fatigue despite regular a sleeping schedule
- Difficulty falling or staying asleep
- Depression or anxiety
- Increased appetite
- Distorted sense of smell or taste
- Difficulty concentrating
- Decreased libido
- Heart palpitations
- Dry skin
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Muscle soreness
- Unexplained weight gain
How can Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Help?
Many thyroid conditions are caused by an imbalance in the hormones that the thyroid produces. Before beginning bio-identical hormone therapy, each patient undergoes a comprehensive hormone evaluation, performed and analyzed by either Dr. Aracely Plateroti or Dr. Carmelo Plateroti. Both of these doctors have extensive, in-depth clinical experience with administered bio-identical therapy, so you can take comfort knowing that you’re receiving this treatment from experienced professionals.
Interested in scheduling a consultation and beginning a bio-identical hormone treatment for a thyroid condition? Contact The Plateroti Center today.