Many people suffer from thyroid complaints and issues with their adrenal glands. You, or someone you know, may be living with hypothyroidism, which is an underactive thyroid. This condition can host a broad range of symptoms including, but not limited to: anxiety, weight gain, headaches, sore joints and muscles, fluid retention, fatigue, low sexual desire, high cholesterol, a swollen neck and more. As you see, these symptoms are anything but fun. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help to alleviate these symptoms.
The adrenal glands secrete several hormones that affect your body as a whole. These are essential hormones, including testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone, give you health and vitality. Due to the aging process, stressful lifestyles, and other illnesses the adrenal function can become depleted, and it does not serve us with the benefits that they once did. This condition is referred to as adrenal fatigue. Symptoms of adrenal fatigue include anxiety and sleepless nights. Dr. Donohue utilizes hormone therapy to resolve these conditions.
The thyroid gland secretes Free T4 (thyroxine) and Free T3 (triiodothyronine). A common form of therapy for hypothyroidism is to prescribe Levothyroxine – a synthetic form of T4. And while it does work for some patients, most continue to have symptoms.
At Total Health & Rejuvenation of Birmingham, we do a simple blood draw to determine your precise deficiencies. The bottom line is that your body is not creating enough thyroid hormone for your needs. Therefore, thyroid hormone replacement is necessary. We attempt to reproduce natural thyroid levels and will monitor your progress and health to ensure that you are receiving the best treatment possible.
With adrenal conditions, we utilize herbal remedies and/or bioidentical cortisol replacement to balance the low hormone levels. We review all processes with the patient and will answer all of your questions.
It is important to understand that any treatment for adrenal and thyroid conditions will begin with hormone testing, which we can arrange for you. We test primarily thru urine and blood. If you find yourself struggling with these symptoms, contact Total Health and Rejuvenation of Birmingham to schedule an appointment!
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