Hormone levels are critical for your health and body function. Dr. Meier is specialized in hormone therapy and can help you restore balance, which can lead to feeling younger and stronger. The thyroid and adrenal glands are an important part of hormone health. When your hormone levels are off you can experience the following symptoms:
- Low energy and sleeping problems
- Hair loss
- Sweating and sensitivity to high temperatures
- Missed menstrual periods
- Dry skin and hair
- Frequent and heavy periods
- Joint and muscle pain
These symptoms can be the result of hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. Hyperthyroidism refers to when you have too much triiodothyronine (T3) and the prohormone thyroxine (T4) in your system. Hypothyroidism (aka underactive thyroid, low thyroid) means you are not producing enough thyroid hormones.
What is a thyroid and what does it do?
The thyroid is related to the control of energy use in your body. The thyroid organ found at the base of your neck is able to control organs by releasing hormones into the circulatory system. These hormones are carried to target organs to cause those organs to act in a certain way. At Clear Sky Medical we highly recommend looking at your thyroid function as it is connected to critical functions and conditions including breathing, heart rate, body weight, nervous system, menstrual cycles, body temperature and more.
The relationship between thyroid and adrenal glands:
The adrenal glands are small pieces of tissue located close to your kidney. The function of the adrenal glands is to release certain regulatory hormones and chemical messengers. Perhaps the most well-known chemical of the adrenal gland is the stress hormone called cortisol (or hydrocortisone). Chemicals produced by the adrenal gland are related to the body’s fight or flight reflexes. This affects bodily fluid balance, blood sugar, blood pressure and other metabolic functions.
Thyroid problems can be made worse by adrenal insufficiency, so when we look at thyroid problems it’s also important to look at the adrenal gland. The good news is that once problem areas are clearly identified and other systems are checked there are pills and/or nutritional changes which can be used to restore proper balance. Clear Sky Medical uses a combination of tests to check your thyroid and adrenal health. We have treated many patients over the years with success.
Complexity of the hormone system and diagnosis:
Problems with the thyroid and adrenal gland are often the result of many interconnected systems. Treating low or high levels of hormones is more complex than just prescribing pills. At Clear Sky Medical we specialize in hormone treatments because this area of medicine involves fully examining body systems. Each individual’s biochemistry must be examined in addition to standard tests on the thyroid and adrenal gland T-levels. In some patients an overactive thyroid can cause weight gain when in most patients it causes weight loss. Because of the complexity of hormones and other systems in the body you should choose a doctor that has a lot of experience in this field. Dr. Meier has been a leader in bio-identical hormone treatment for years and can help you achieve balance by looking at all your systems to get a full understanding of what is going on.
Clear Sky Medical: Changing Lives
“I had my first appointment with Dr. Katia Meier in 2012. When I came to Dr. Meier, I was so very tired when I woke up in the morning and all throughout the day, and once I got home from work, all I could do was plunk down in my recliner and sit there watching TV unit was time for bed. No energy, no immunity—caught every “bug” that was going around at the office, knocking me off my feet and flat on my back…and one sinus infection right after the other. I was overweight with no energy to even make myself get over to the rec center for some exercise to try to do something about how I was feeling. At 63, I felt like I was downward-spiraling.
One year later, I’m totally re-energized and 24 pounds thinner I am so very encouraged and feel so much better since embracing [a] new way of thinking about hormones…the bio-identical ones…and following Dr. Meier’s plan. I truly feel that she’s pulled me back from an early grave.”
Carol is one of many patients who have seen life-changing improvements at Clear Sky Medical. If you are exhibiting the symptoms listed on this page and you suspect you could have imbalances with your thyroid and adrenal glands please give us a call and book an appointment. We are here to help you all along the path to recovery.
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