Although hormones work synergistically in the body to keep our cells functioning optimally, there are classic signs and symptoms for each hormone if there is an excess or deficiency. This is a simple way to get an idea of which bioidentical hormones are causing your symptoms. Simply write down the number of symptoms from each cluster and look to the key beneath each cluster to learn about the possible hormonal imbalances you have. If you have two or more it is possible that is why you are symptomatic. This is not diagnostic but will give your bioidentical hormone doctor an
If you ask most physicians the effects of sub-optimal thyroid function on patients they will state that the most common symptoms are fatigue, weight gain, constipation and depression. Very rarely do we (doctors) discuss the benefits of thyroid on cardiovascular disease and cholesterol metabolism. However, there is a lot of data in the medical literature that shows thyroid hormone (specifically T3) reduces cholesterol, improves cardiac function and reduces your risks of cardiovascular disease. My goal of this blog is to make you aware that you can improve your cholesterol by doing more than just taking a “statin”
How many of you reading this have gone to your doctor because you are experiencing one or all of the following symptoms: hair loss, fatigue, weight gain, depression or cold intolerance. I bet many of you had your thyroid levels checked (TSH and maybe Free T4) and told your thyroid was “normal”. And because your lab results fell within the normal range for thyroid your doctor told you that it must be something else. I also bet you left the doctors office defeated because you just don’t feel right and want an answer! Here is the problem.