If you’re seeking hypothyroid therapy in Medina, Cleveland, Akron, Wadsworth, or the surrounding communities of Ohio, Dr. John Kocka at Advanced Age Management offers effective solutions.
What is Hypothyroidism?
Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid, or bow tie-shaped gland in the neck, does not produce enough thyroid hormone to keep the body functioning properly. Hypothyroidism is very common condition and is treatable. About 20 million people in America live with a thyroid disease. Nearly one in eight women will experience thyroid disease in her life. Although thyroid disease is less prevalent in men, its effects are still the same.
What Does Hypothyroidism Therapy Cost?
Costs will depend on the patient’s most ideal method of treatment. You can learn more by scheduling a free consultation and reviewing our financing information. Dr. Kocka offers same-day consultations for patients in need.
What is Adrenal Fatigue?
Some people with hypothyroidism also experience adrenal fatigue. The signs and symptoms of adrenal fatigue are nearly identical to those of hypothyroidism, which sometimes makes it difficult for doctors to distinguish the difference. Adrenal therapy boasts benefits for people with either condition or both conditions. Adrenal therapy restores balance to the adrenal glands, helping them keep hormone secretion, production, and regulation in check. When the adrenal glands are functioning properly, it’s easier for the entire body to work effectively.
What is Hypothyroidism Therapy for Women?
Hypothyroidism can affect the female reproductive system. Many women with hypothyroidism experience irregular, very light, or very heavy periods. Unpredictable menstrual cycles make conception difficult and may lead to the early onset of menopause. Most of this is manageable or reversible with thyroid hormone therapy.
Thyroid hormone therapy for women helps the body to regulate itself. Things will go back to normal. Menstrual cycles become more predictable. Energy levels significantly raise. Feelings of tiredness and fatigue will subside. Some women even report that their hair and nails are stronger after a few months on hypothyroid therapy.
In certain cases, women may need to supplement hypothyroid therapy with estrogen therapy. Since many women experience the onset of hypothyroidism near menopause, replacing estrogen while replacing thyroid hormones is likely to lead to the most favorable outcome.
What is Hypothyroidism Therapy for Men?
Hypothyroidism poses a set of unique challenges for men. Many report decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, and a loss of muscle mass. These are often compounded by lower testosterone levels, which are common in men of a certain age. A combination of thyroid hormone therapy and testosterone replacement therapy can work together to eliminate these issues.
Men utilizing thyroid hormone therapy often experience higher energy levels, better hair growth, and replenishment of muscle mass. Improved mood and better stress management will come naturally when the body’s hormones are restored back to the necessary balance.
Am I a Candidate for Hypothyroidism Therapy?
Nearly anyone with hypothyroidism is a candidate for hypothyroidism therapy. The best treatment options will vary from patient to patient, and may involve treatment for co-existing conditions.
How is Hypothyroidism Treated?
Hypothyroid treatment is best performed holistically. The thyroid needs some extra attention, but so does the entire body. Eating right and exercising are key for healthy body function and weight management. Medicines and supplements can help get patients back on the right track.
- Armour® Thyroid MedicationArmour® Thyroid is a natural medicine made from the thyroid glands of pigs. It replenishes and restores what the body’s thyroid gland needs for natural function. It’s an oral medication intended to be taken daily. Every patient will require a different dose.
- Micronutrient SupplementationPeople with hypothyroidism are often deficient in many necessary nutrients. Iodine, selenium, vitamin D, and vitamin B12 are among the crucial nutrients the body needs and may not have in a hypothyroid state. Levels can be monitored and supplements can be used to replenish these nutrients to healthy levels.
What is Recovery Like After Hypothyroidism Therapy?
Hypothyroidism therapy doesn’t require recovery time. You’re free to live your life as normal from the moment you begin treatment.
How Long Does Hypothyroidism Treatment Last?
Hypothyroidism is a chronic condition that cannot be cured. It can only be managed with regular thyroid therapy. Patients will need to adhere to their treatment plans every day to see results.
Advanced Age Management offers an all-encompassing approach to treating hypothyroidism in Medina, Akron, Cleveland, and nearby cities in Ohio. You can contact John Kocka, M.D. to schedule a complimentary assessment. Advanced Age Management also provides same-day consultations, if needed.