The thyroid is a gland located at the front of your neck just above where your collarbones meet. While it’s small in structure the thyroid does HUGE things for your body. It can be thought of as producing the fuel that makes the body parts all work together. Hormones produced in the thyroid are also thought to have an important impact on long-term health. Some studies are beginning to find links between these hormones and certain types of cancer, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease later in life.
Increasing thyroid conditions
Unfortunately, the American Thyroid Association (ATA) reports thyroid problems are becoming a common issue in the United States. The causes of thyroid problems are mostly unknown. It is estimated that over 12 percent of the U.S. population will develop thyroid conditions throughout their lifetime. Most concerning is that 60 percent of people with thyroid disease are unaware of their condition. Thyroid problems can plague both men and women. However, women are generally 5-8 times more likely to experience issues with their thyroid.
T3 and T4 thyroid
The thyroid system is a bit intricate and experts differ on optimal hormone levels. The pituitary gland (in the brain) starts the thyroid by sending down a hormone. This hormone stimulates the thyroid to make its special hormones. The gland makes two forms of thyroid hormone—T4 and T3. The gland makes a small amount of T3 which is the active form—or as experts call it, “the good stuff”. The gland mostly makes T4 which does very little for you at the cellular level. Its main job is to turn itself into T3. Unfortunately, many people cannot effectively turn T4 into T3. They walk around with plenty of inactive T4 and are told on blood tests that their thyroid is fine. But your thyroid is not fine until you have enough of the good stuff- T3.
Symptoms of thyroid Issues
Patients with non-optimal thyroid levels often experience one or several of the following symptoms. Are any of these affecting your daily life?
* Poor sleep
* Always feel too hot or too cold
* Dry skin
* Weight gain
* Low metabolism
* Muscle aches, tenderness, and stiffness
* Pain, stiffness or swelling in joints
* Thin or splitting nails
* Thinning hair
* Poor focus and concentration
* Impaired memory
How 25 Again helps thyroid
There are many challenges to overcoming thyroid issues. Unfortunately, some health professionals merely treat one aspect of thyroid. Or they attempt to mask the symptoms rather than treating the underlying cause of the problems listed above. But every patient in the 25 Again hormone therapy program gets their thyroid levels evaluated. This process includes tests to measure and analyze both the T3 and T4 levels. We optimize T3 with medication that safely fixes the issue and improves a patient’s quality of life. It is the tiny little pill that can make all the difference in regards to our members’ health and happiness.
If you are experiencing any of the potential symptoms of declining thyroid health listed above, or if problems run in your family, the sooner you start a treatment plan the easier it will be to slow down, stop, and even reverse negative effects. To begin, take the free health survey to learn more about what is going on inside your body. Then, schedule a consultation to learn how our medical experts might be able to help.