The thyroid gland affects virtually every organ system in the body. It is responsible for regulating cerebral function, body temperature, and metabolism. Increased thyroid hormones cause an increase in metabolism, energy, sense of well-being, and decrease brain fog.
Production of thyroid hormones starts with the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), which is released from the pituitary gland. It responds to the thyroid gland in order to produce two types of thyroid hormones: triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). T3 is the active form of thyroid hormone; whereas, T4 is the inactive. T4 must be converted to T3 in order to be active. The thyroid gland secretes about 97% of the inactive T4 hormone, and only about 7% of the active T3 hormone. Thyroid disorders can still occur when these levels are normal; therefore, that is why additional tests are needed to properly diagnose thyroid dysfunction.
Many people suffer from hypothyroidism, a condition in which the body doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone. Left untreated, hypothyroidism can lead to numerous health concerns including: obesity, joint pain, heart disease, neurological deficits, fatigue, and infertility. Appropriate and accurate thyroid function tests can easily help diagnosis thyroid problems. Because TSH levels can appear normal in hypothyroidism, T3 and T4 levels need to be tested in order to accurately determine thyroid function. Natural thyroid replacement hormone is designed to provide the body with a combination of both T3 and T4. However, synthetic thyroid replacement hormone only provides the body with the inactive T4 form which still has to be converted in the body to the active T3 form.
Benefits thyroid hormones provide the body include:
- Controls cell growth & metabolism on a cellular level
- Aids in maintaining a healthy weight
- Increases energy level
- Increased sense of well-being
- Aids concentration and focus
- Helps lift depression and improves mood
- Clears brain fog
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If you experience any symptoms associated with thyroid dysfunction it is important that you seek treatment from a professional.
Thyroid hormone therapy is essential for obtaining optimal thyroid function to support the body’s essential functions. Reach out to us Zen Medicine to learn more about the Thyroid Hormone. Contact Us today and schedule your consultation!