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Thyroid Hormone Supplements and Your Body

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Thyroid Hormone Supplements and Your Body

When it comes to losing weight and feeling energetic, you may think that you only need to eat well, exercise daily, and take a multi-vitamin.  Yet if you’re still confused as to why you’re gaining weight or feeling tired all the time, you may need to look at your thyroid for a more complete picture.

Your thyroid is a gland located on the side of your neck, and it’s responsible for maintaining your metabolism.  As you may already know, your metabolism helps determine how quickly you burn off the calories you consume.  The faster your metabolism, the more energy you burn – and the thinner you’ll be as a result.  If your metabolism has slowed down, on the other hand, you’ll not only have trouble losing weight – you’ll keep gaining weight, even if you’re eating healthy.

So what can you do to regulate your thyroid function?  Simple: use thyroid hormone supplements.

Thyroid Hormone Supplements at the Fountain of Youth Medical Spa

At the Fountain of Youth Medical Spa in Victoria, TX, Dr. Nhi Le and her professional technicians are dedicated to providing you with a complete picture of your hormonal health.  If you suspect you’re suffering from a sluggish thyroid, come to the Fountain of Youth Medical Spa to experience our thyroid hormone supplement therapy.

Before you begin the therapy, Dr. Nhi Le will meet with you to determine if you’re a viable candidate for thyroid hormone supplement.  Key signs that you’d be a viable candidate include:

  • Feeling tired all the time
  • Dealing with feelings of depression
  • Suffering from constant dry skin and weak nails
  • Constipation
  • Feeling cold all the time
  • Mental fogginess and difficulty concentrating
  • Irregular periods
  • Heavy periods

Discuss these symptoms with Dr. Nhi Le, as they’re signs of an under-active thyroid.  Once Dr. Nhi Le has determined that you’re a candidate, you’ll be given thyroid hormone supplements to speed up your thyroid functions.

Dr. Le will also explain to each patient Synthroid (a synthetic levothyoxine sodium/T4 thyroid hormone replacement drug) with Armour Thyroid (a naturally derived T4/T3 drug). T3 & T4 are two different hormone replacement treatments  that are sometimes combined together. An expert in her field, Dr. Le will make sure you understand how each works and which is safest for you.

After several weeks of treatment, you should feel more energetic and even begin to lose weight. You’ll need to schedule follow-up appointments with Dr. Nhi Le to ensure that the thyroid hormone therapy is working well with your body.

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