Your thyroid gland produces a hormone that affects every aspect of your body. If you have a thyroid that is not functioning properly or if you have an overgrown thyroid, professional thyroid treatment may be necessary to help you keep your health under control.
A lot of people are battling with thyroid glands that are not able to produce a sufficient amount of their thyroid hormone to meet their body’s needs. Individuals with this condition are said to have hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroidism can be caused by a thyroid gland that simply stopped functioning, or it can be cause by the destruction of the thyroid gland as a result of surgery or radiation treatment. If you have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, then it is likely that you can benefit from thyroid treatment at our office.
The purpose of thyroid treatment is to mimic as closely as possible a naturally functioning thyroid. A synthetic thyroid hormone called thyroxine (T4) does an excellent job at mimicking the thyroid hormone that your body would naturally produce.
The cells in your body will not work without a thyroid hormone. For this reason, taking thyroid hormone treatments is different than taking other medications. Other medications are designed to control a symptom that you might have. They might be designed to reduce inflammation, improve motor control or correct an upset stomach.
Thyroid treatment with hormones, on the other hand, is designed to completely replace the hormone that you do not have in your body. Since having proper thyroid balance is essential for your health, our team of professionals is going to monitor you every step of the way.
We are going to determine this information by looking at your weight, your age and other medical concerns that you may have. From there, we can strictly and closely monitor your progress. It is likely that at the outset, your dose is going to need to be adjusted so that your thyroid continues to function properly. We will periodically perform a physical examination of your body, as well as a review of your TSH levels.
For the best results, it is important that you take the hormone in a consistent way. This means that you take it at the same time, using the same technique.