Thyroid Hormone Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) should always involve an in-depth Thyroid evaluation (Panel). The Thyroid Gland plays a major role in virtually all cells.  It’s effect in metabolism is unmatched by any other hormone gland.  Lying in the front of your neck, just above your collar bone, problems with it can usually be seen as a swelling or lump.  Some people may have difficulty swallowing due to enlargement of the gland itself or by small bumps (nodules) that grow on it.  If the evaluation shows negative results you should consider Thyroid Hormone Therapy.

Hair loss, loss of the outer eyebrows and weight gain around the abdomen can be an unfortunate early complication of thyroid disease.

A very delicate and complex gland is responsible, among others for;

  • basal metabolic functioning,
  • controls energy usage,
  • helps makes proteins,
  • and decides how and when your body interreacts with other hormones.

These processes are achieved with the help of two (2) main Thyroid Gland products;

  1. Triiodothyronine (T3),
  2. and Thyroxine (T4),

All cells have “receptor sites” for these two thyroid gland hormones, if these sites are blocked (usually by T3-produced during high stress, post surgically or with High/Low cortisol levels) your Doctor may have trouble getting your Thyroid levels balanced especially if they only tests for TSH levels.  This in turn has a cascade effect, the other hormones may not function completely.

thyroid hormone therapyCommon symptoms;

  • Fatigue Weight gain,
  • Hair loss or unhealthy looking hair,
  • Depression,
  • Anxiety,
  • Foggy Memory,
  • Sleep disturbances (can’t get to sleep within 20 minutes without sleep aides, wake up at 2-3 am, can’t get back to sleep and waking up not feeling rested)
  • Needing numerous dose change,

The Doctors at Natural Hormone Replacement Clinics of Colorado (www.nhrcc.com) are specialists in Thyroid Hormone Therapy as it relates to pre, peri and post menopause, brain, nervous system and chronic disease.  We emphasize the “Natural” in our name as we are one of the only HRT clinics in Denver to not use synthetic medications in our treatment protocols.