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 in Palm Springs, CA offers thyroid therapy as a way to ensure this important hormone is as present as it needs to be. Our endocrinologist and thyroid specialists will evaluation your levels of the thyroid stimulating hormone and assess if our natural thyroid medication and therapy options are right for you.
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.
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. Here is part of the confusion. If your doctor says your thyroid is low, do they mean the TSH is low, which indicates that your actual thyroid is high? Or do they mean that your actual thyroid is low, in which case the TSH would be high? Our endocrinologist and thyroid experts are here to clear things up!
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 when treatment is available from our endocrinologists here in Palm Springs. 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!
Our team of endocrinologists 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 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're interested in exploring our thyroid therapy options and how we administer our hypothyroidism treatment, get in contact with us today!