Thyroid Replacement

Restore thyroid hormone imbalance with thyroid replacement therapy at Aidun Medical

The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland located in the lower part of your neck responsible for producing several valuable hormones. Collectively, these hormones are referred to as thyroid hormones which influence metabolism, energy and development within the body. When your thyroid gland produces too few hormones thyroid imbalance occurs, and this is known as hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid.

Nearly one in seven adults suffers from hypothyroidism, but Thyroid Replacement Therapy can help restore balance to these reduced thyroid hormone levels. Thyroid Replacement Therapy is also a viable means of treatment for controlling the growth of an enlarged thyroid gland or goiter and the growth of nodules located on the thyroid gland. Thyroid replacement is also commonly used to reduce the risk of tumors in patients with a history of thyroid cancer and also to control levels of thyroid stimulating hormones (TSH) that may incite thyroid cancer.

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

When your thyroid gland is underactive, you may suffer from the following symptoms in addition to a slowed metabolism:

  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Cold intolerance
  • Muscle pain and weakness

How Thyroid Replacement Therapy Helps

The goal of undergoing treatment for thyroid replacement is to compensate for the lack of hormones secreted by the underactive thyroid gland. In most cases of hypothyroidism, your wellness doctor will prescribe you to orally take a daily dose of T4 in pill form. T4 is one of two thyroid hormones in charge of regulating your metabolism and how your body uses energy. In certain situations, your doctor may prescribe T3, another thyroid hormone, as a part of your thyroid replacement treatment in addition to T4.

The treatment for an underactive thyroid gland is a highly individualized process with high effectiveness when prescribed properly. Adequate dosage for thyroid hormones according to a patient’s needs is determined with blood testing. Such blood testing will reveal the levels of thyroid hormones in the blood as well as TSH levels emitted by the pituitary gland. Hypothyroidism is known for being a progressive disease and may require dosage increases over time, making yearly checkups for hormone imbalance a necessary part of your treatment at Aidun Medical.

If you are suffering from unusual fatigue, sluggishness or any of the symptoms described above that may indicate an improperly functioning thyroid, you may want to consider undergoing treatment for Thyroid Replacement at Aidun Medical. Dr. Aidun will be able to discuss with you the best possible treatment solution for your thyroid symptoms, helping you to live a healthy and balanced life.

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