Thyroid Hormone Imbalances can be treated so that women in Tampa, Fl, suffering from thyroid issues can continue to be their best!

Thyroid hormone therapy is designed to treat thyroid hormone imbalances. Thyroid imbalance can create two very different problems. In hypothyroidism, the female body has inadequate levels of thyroid hormones. This often leads to imbalances in relation to other hormones. Hyperthyroidism is when there is too much thyroid hormone present. Hypothyroidism (low levels of thyroid hormone) is a much more common problem.

Thyroid Hormone Therapy Tampa FL

At our Tampa, Fl location, our doctor  Dr. Winston Cope, M.D., have had many years in recognizing the issues caused by too much or too little thyroid hormones and have developed unique programs designed to help women overcome the many debilitating symptoms of either condition.

“Thyroid hormone treatment can be complex, but we have expertise in recognizing and successfully treating the many issues associated with thyroid hormone imbalances.”

Who Can Benefit From Thyroid Hormone Therapy?

Of the two kinds of thyroid imbalances requiring thyroid hormone therapy, hypothyroidism or too little thyroid hormone is far more common. If you are prescribed a form of thyroid hormone replacement therapy, the goal is to compensate for the lack of hormone secreted by your thyroid gland. This oral medication restores adequate thyroid hormone levels, reversing the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism.

How Does Thyroid Hormone Therapy Work?

Thyroid hormone therapy is not one treatment but a comprehensive approach based on evaluation of your symptoms and diagnostic testing. There is not one simple treatment for thyroid imbalances. Thyroid hormone therapy could include iodine supplements, oral thyroid replacement hormones, along with diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes.

Your symptoms will be carefully evaluated. After a complete physical exam is done, along with a medical history, lab work will be done to establish your thyroid function. If imbalances are found, a comprehensive thyroid hormone treatment plan will be recommended that will do the most to reduce or eliminate your symptoms so that you can enjoy a better quality of life.

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Thyroid Hormone Imbalance?

Thyroid issues are complex. Women can suffer from either too much or too little thyroid hormone, and the symptoms and treatment plans differ for each.

Symptoms of low thyroid function (Hypothyroidism)

Thyroid Hormone Therapy Tampa FL

  • Brittle hair and nails
  • Cold temperature intolerance
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Constipation
  • Decreased sweating
  • Depression
  • Dry skin
  • Fatigue
  • Inability to lose weight
  • Low libido
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sluggishness
  • Weight gain

Symptoms of high thyroid function (Hyperthyroidism)

  • Anxiety
  • Diarrhea
  • Eye/vision changes
  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Insomnia
  • Palpitations
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Sweating
  • Weakness
  • Weight loss

Our doctors and staff are well trained and experienced in recognizing the symptoms of poor thyroid function and can create a treatment plan that can help you to get your life back on track.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect From Thyroid Hormone Therapy?

Every patient’s thyroid hormone therapy will be different, and like any medical treatment or procedure, results can vary. In cases of hypothyroidism where your body is making too little thyroid hormone, thyroid hormone therapy involves the use of prescription thyroid hormones to raise abnormally low levels of natural thyroid hormones in the body. Thyroid hormone is usually given in pill form and is often used to treat an underactive thyroid that is secreting little or no thyroid hormones.

In the case of hyperthyroidism, when there is too much thyroid hormone present, doctors use anti-thyroid medications and radioactive iodine to slow the production of thyroid hormones.

We Take a Different Approach to Thyroid Hormone Imbalances in Women

BioDesign Wellness is the Tampa area’s premier facility for hormone replacement therapies for women. Our unique approach to treating thyroid hormone imbalances can reduce or eliminate most, if not all, of the most debilitating symptoms of conditions like underactive thyroid so that women who have been diagnosed with thyroid hormone issues can continue to enjoy life.

Unlike other clinics that may take a “cookie-cutter” approach to thyroid hormone imbalance, we will tailor your thyroid hormone therapy to your unique needs and lifestyle.

Don’t let a thyroid hormone issue keep you from enjoying all of the things you love about life! Call our Tampa-based hormone specialists today and learn how thyroid hormone therapy can change your life for the better!

Common Questions About Thyroid Hormone Imbalance and Thyroid Hormone Therapy

The thyroid gland uses iodine to produce hormones that help regulate the body's metabolism, including growth and other functions of the body. The thyroid gland is the only human tissue that actively absorbs and processes iodine from the diet, usually seafood or iodized salt.
The definition of hyperthyroidism is an overactive thyroid gland. As a result, the thyroid gland produces more hormones than the body needs. These high levels of thyroid hormone can lead to weight loss, increased heart rate, and heat intolerance.
Hypothyroidism is defined as an underactive thyroid, which results in the gland producing less thyroid hormone than your body needs.
Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, is much more common than hyperthyroidism.
If you're concerned about your risk of developing hypothyroidism, there are two main factors to consider—age and sex. Your chances of being hypothyroid increase with age, and they are greater if you're a woman. Hypothyroidism occurs primarily in women older than 50.
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