Being one of the producers of hormones in men and women, problems with the thyroid can cause hormone imbalance. We explore the symptoms of hormonal imbalance below and may be able to help men and women correct the imbalance.

What is the thyroid?

The butterfly shaped gland in the neck that regulates many different metabolic processes throughout the body is called the thyroid. The thyroid wraps around the trachea and is located below the Adam’s apple. It requires iodine to produce hormones. When there is an iodine deficiency, a hormonal imbalance can occur. The primary hormone produced by the thyroid is called thyroxine (T4). The thyroid works in tandem with the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland to regulate the release of thyroxine. When levels of thyroxine are low, the hypothalamus releases thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH), forcing the pituitary gland to release thyroid stimulating hormone to compensate. More thyroid stimulating hormone allows for more thyroxine to be produced and further accelerates hormonal imbalance. Thyroid disorders affect the structure and function of the thyroid in men and women. These disorders can be acute or chronic. Both acute and chronic thyroid disorders may be able to be treated with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy pellets from BioTE Medical. Learn about the kinds of thyroid disorders, their symptoms and how BHRT pellets may be able to help below.

What are the kinds of thyroid disorders?

There are many different symptoms and kinds of thyroid disorders in men. These include hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, goiter, thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer. The most common thyroid condition is hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid produces an insufficient amount of thyroid hormone. It can come from issues within any part of the thyroid feedback loop. This system includes the thyroid gland, pituitary gland and hypothalamus. The symptoms of hypothyroidism include fatigue, poor concentration, dry skin, constipation, feeling cold, fluid retention, muscle aches and depression, as well as excessive menstrual bleeding in women.

What is BHRT?

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT is the practice of using plant based hormones to supplement low hormone levels or balance high hormone levels in the body. At West2North Medical Solutions, we are proud to use BioTE Medical’s therapy to those experiencing thyroid problems in an effort to help them regain emotional and physical balance. Within 7-10 days after your pellet insertion, Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) begins to work and BioTE Medical patients are back to their active lifestyles. If you may be suffering from a thyroid condition and you would like to give a natural method of relief a try, contact us at West2North Medical Solutions San Diego to get started on your path to wellness.