What does the thyroid hormone do?
The hypothalamus is often referred to as the “thermostat” of the body. Also, it ensures that your thyroid blood levels are normal. The hypothalamus releases TRH (thyroid releasing hormone). It does this when it notices a decreased thyroid blood level. The TRH then signals the pituitary gland to release TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). TSH stimulates the thyroid gland to begin producing thyroid hormone. If you are suffering from decreased levels of TSH, please contact our office today to find out about your Thyroid Hormone Hormone Replacement Los Angeles treatment options.
The pituitary gland stops releasing TSH when the thyroid level is healthy as well as your body functioning as it should. It starts releasing TSH when it notices the thyroid hormone level decreasing again. The goal of your thyroid hormone treatment is different than other forms of hormone replacement therapy. Why is this the case? Well, it is due to the fact that your body is missing a hormone that needs to be replaced. It is not just due to a low level of a particular hormone.
What is Hypothyroidism?
Hypothyroidism occurs because of insufficient production or absorption of the thyroid hormone. As a result, this causes low blood thyroid hormone levels. Dr. Nazarian works with patients undergoing Thyroid Replacement Therapy Los Angeles to balance out your thyroid hormone levels. The following are frequent problems with thyroid gland problems:
1. Iodine insufficiency
2. A tumor
3. A damaged thyroid gland
4. Vitamin deficiencies
The medical community calls this “primary hypothyroidism.” However, hypothyroidism can also be the result of the pituitary gland and hypothalamus not working correctly. It goes by the name “secondary hypothyroidism.”
Low Thyroid Levels
Low thyroid hormone levels won’t just make you feel old. As a result, it can send you into the conditions and diseases associated with aging. If you have low T4 levels, you might have experienced weight gain. T4 is a pivotal player in controlling your body’s metabolism. Fat to muscle ration and organ shrinkage also occur with a lack of thyroid hormone. A decrease in the amount of lean body mass can, in turn, interfere with the activity of an enzyme that converts thyroxine (T4) into triiodothyronine (T3). T3 is about 5 times more potent than T4.
Adequate levels of Hormone Replacement Los Angeles are needed to regulate blood sugar, so a deficiency of thyroid hormone can lead to mature-onset diabetes. Low levels of thyroid hormone can also significantly increase the risk of cardiovascular disease due to an increase in the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides and may cause high blood pressure. Also, iodine is essential to the proper functioning of the thyroid gland, and several studies have shown a correlation between low iodine levels and an increased risk of cancer.
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
• Weakness, fatigue, and lack of energy
• Dry, pale, and flaky skin
• Dull, coarse, dry hair
• Hair loss
• Appetite loss
• Weight gain
• Thinning eyebrows
• Sensitivity to cold
• Hands and feet are cold
• Body temperature is low
The general opinion of many in the medical community has been that the drop that occurs in hormone levels is a normal part of the aging process and replacement is not necessary.
Although some of their aging patients are having apparent symptoms of insufficient thyroid hormone levels, some physicians refuse to place these ailing patients on thyroid medication because they consider their ailing condition a normal part of the aging process.
These physician’s sick patients are missing out on Thyroid Hormone Replacement Los Angeles that should alleviate or improve most, if not all their symptoms. Thankfully, this negative opinion is slowly changing.