Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of your neck. Although it is small, this gland is directly responsible for your metabolism. The thyroid functions to control mood, energy, metabolism, cholesterol balance, brain function, weight loss, and fertility.
Hashimotos (aka Leaky Gut syndrome) is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks the tissue of the thyroid gland. Often times this is hereditary, diet and hormone imbalances are also believed to play a role.
Hypothyroidism is a common condition where the thyroid doesn’t create and release enough thyroid hormone into your bloodstream. This makes your metabolism slow down. Also called underactive thyroid, hypothyroidism can make you feel tired, gain weight and be unable to tolerate cold temperatures. The main treatment for hypothyroidism is hormone replacement therapy.
Thyroid hormone over production that can be caused from thyroiditis, thyroid tumors, excess iodine, or benign tumors of the pituitary gland. Symptoms typically include increased heart rate, increased anxiety, difficulty sleeping.
Speak with one of our Nurse Practitioners at Perspective Health to see if you qualify for thyroid optimization. With thyroid optimization you can expect an increase in metabolism, more energy, aide in weight loss, improve motivation and overall sense of wellness. Thyroid optimization must be closely monitored and can make a significant difference for you!
At Perspective Health, we create an individualized thyroid plan for you to help you optimize your thyroid’s function and help you to feel your best.
The adrenals are little pyramid-shaped glands that sit on top of your kidneys. These small glands are responsible for the production of many hormones such as cortisol, the stress hormone, and about 20% of your reproductive hormone levels.
When we experience stress, our adrenal glands secrete cortisol to help our bodies manage it. In moderation, this is a normal and healthy response; but in excess, it can cause adrenal fatigue and even gland failure.
Adrenal fatigue, also known as adrenal dysfunction, causes a reverse in the cortisol curve, which creates intense sluggishness during the day. In worse cases, adrenal fatigue can even cause a lack of sleep at night. The immune system is impacted, and the body goes into fight or flight mode. Common symptoms of adrenal fatigue include anxiety, irritability, headaches, hair loss, fatigue, and changes in weight. Although adrenal fatigue is not currently recognized as a medical diagnosis, at Perspective Health we believe it is a key component to hormone optimization.
Adrenal insufficiency is the medical term applied for conditions in which the adrenal glands do not release adequate amounts of their hormones. Cortisol is often the worst affected hormone.
In worst-case scenarios, adrenal insufficiency can become a life-threatening adrenal crisis. Speak with one of our qualified Nurse Practitioners to see how we can help you!
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