The thyroid hormone is a metabolic hormone secreted by the thyroid gland that regulates temperature, metabolism and cerebral function. It contributes to energy levels and temperature regulation and body warmth and much more. It protects against cardiovascular disease and improves cerebral metabolism and also helps to prevent cognitive and memory impairment.
The Preventive Medicine Centers team offers thyroid therapy as a way to ensure this important hormone is as present as it needs to be. Come visit us and let our thyroid therapists evaluate your levels of the thyroid stimulating hormone and assess if our natural thyroid medication and therapy options are right for you.
Thyroid Functions & the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Just because you have been told your thyroid is fine does not mean that in our protocol it is actually fine. Many of our patients who have come to us after being told for years their thyroid levels were fine actually are suffering from hypothyroidism.
The thyroid regulates metabolism and also our circadian sleep rhythms. The most frequent symptoms of low thyroid include: weight gain, fatigue, sluggishness, frequent waking or inability to get back to sleep, brain fog and the feeling of needing a nap a couple hours after lunch. The easy way to find out if this is you is call and talk to our patient advocate who can order a blood test and schedule your consult with the Doctor.
The thyroid gland produces a hormone called T4 which indicates it has four iodine molecules. The body produces an enzyme that removes an iodine molecule and converts the T4 hormone into T3, which is the active form of the thyroid hormone. What is free and circulating in the system, available for the body to use, is the Free T3. It is the Free T3 that affects energy, metabolism, and all thyroid functions. This has a great effect on mood and without adequate levels people can feel very blue or even depressed.
The most common thyroid measurement is the TSH or Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, which stimulates the thyroid gland to produce the thyroid hormone. This is a gauge that is the opposite of your thyroid production. If the body senses there is enough thyroid present, the TSH will be low. Conversely, if the body senses there isn’t enough thyroid, the TSH goes up, trying to stimulate the thyroid gland to make more thyroid.
Let our thyroid experts clear things up and get you the thyroid therapy you need even sooner and with much less hassle!
We often get calls from patients whose primary care physicians indicated their thyroid is too low or too high. When your thyroid is too low, this is called hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is the result of an underactive thyroid and can cause several issues if left untreated.
Hypothyroidism is no joke, however luckily for you, here at Preventive Medicine Centers, we offer exceptional hypothyroidism treatment options for underactive thyroids right here in Palm Springs. Don’t endure the issues of an underactive thyroid – treatment is available now. The average wait time for an endocrinologist appointment is 4-6 months. Each time you change locations if you are a snowbird or move you would have to establish care with a new doctor. If you are our patient we can treat you anywhere Our thyroid therapy services allow us to evaluate where your thyroid levels are and assess what the best route may be. Get started with our thyroid therapy process without further hesitation!
We are experts in managing Hashimoto’s disease thyroid patients also. Many of our patients just got tired of long wait times, high copays while not feeling 100% on the synthetic medications they are prescribed. Mostly, insurance based doctors prescribe synthetic thyroid that is all T4 which can be the reason not all the symptoms are resolved. In the bioidentical world most patients are prescribed compounded (made for you) thyroid capsules which are a blend of T4 and T3. It is imperative Thyroid medications are taken with water and the patient must wait for 30 minutes to an hour before any other food, drink, medications or supplements in order for it to have the best result.
If you are dealing with an underactive thyroid, our thyroid therapists are experts at healing with underactive thyroids a.k.a. hypothyroidism. We work with each Palm Springs patient to ensure that thyroid therapy truly is an appropriate course of action.
Before offering up our natural thyroid treatment and medication, we assess the thyroid stimulating hormone, Free T3 and Free T4 and see where your levels truly lie. If we feel another course of action is needed for any one of our Palm Springs patients, we will say so. Our sole priority is your overall health and well-being.
If you are interested in exploring thyroid therapy options and hypothyroidism treatment, get in contact with us today!
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Preventive Medicine Centers
3001 E Tahquitz Canyon Way #108
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30PM
Our Vision at Preventive Medicine Center is to be the most sought-after, respected, scientifically based, and life-changing solution of its kind in the world. People from all walks of life seek us out because here, they are finally heard, honored, treated with dignity, and most of all healed. Contact our team today, we look forward to meeting you.