Thyroid Hormone Balancing

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Praxis Wellness Center

Medical Aesthetics Specialists & Weight Loss Specialists located in San Antonio, TX

Any dysfunction in your thyroid can interfere with your overall health and quality of life. At Praxis Wellness Center in San Antonio, Texas, Matt Jones, PA-C, and the medical team understand the impact thyroid disorders can have on your life and offer on-site testing to give you fast, accurate results. The staff creates a custom treatment plan to help ease your symptoms and manage conditions like Hashimoto’s disease and pregnancy-related thyroid issues. To learn more about options for thyroid hormone balancing, schedule a consultation at Praxis Wellness Center today, online or by phone.

Thyroid Hormone Balancing Q & A

Why should I consider thyroid hormone balancing?

Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck responsible for producing hormones you need to function. Both men and women are at risk for thyroid dysfunction due to their genetic background or because of underlying medical issues, like Hashimoto’s disease.

Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune disorder that causes your body to mistakenly attack and damage your thyroid gland, reducing its ability to produce hormones.

One of the most common thyroid disorders is hypothyroidism, a condition where your thyroid isn’t producing enough hormones to keep your body balanced. Hypothyroidism can cause a variety of symptoms like:

  • Hair loss
  • Joint pain
  • Brittle nails
  • Constipation
  • Chronic fatigue
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Unexplained weight changes

Hypothyroidism can also cause mental health issues, like depression, difficulties concentrating, and forgetfulness. Women can also experience irregular periods and hot flashes.

Because these symptoms can be a side effect of a number of other health issues, it’s important you receive diagnostic testing at Praxis Wellness Center as soon as possible to confirm hypothyroidism.

How is hypothyroidism diagnosed?

The Praxis Wellness Center medical team screens for hypothyroidism through an in-office blood test. Blood tests reveal the levels of hormones in your body, including thyroid hormones, like T4, and serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH).

Your provider may recommend thyroid testing if you’re having unexplained symptoms that may relate to hypothyroidism or as a routine screening if you have a family history of thyroid dysfunction. The team can also perform thyroid testing during your pregnancy when your hormone levels change.

What’s involved in thyroid hormone balancing?

The medical team at Praxis Wellness Center creates a therapy plan that uses pharmacy-compounded hormones that are structurally exact to the hormones your body creates naturally.

Based on your symptoms and diagnosis, your provider can create a hormone-balancing plan with dosages of hormones that meet your needs. By restoring your hormones to optimum levels, you can enjoy long-lasting relief of your symptoms and improve your overall quality of life.

It can take some time to discover the right dosage of hormones that effectively address your symptoms. Your Praxis Wellness Center provider continues to work closely with you, monitoring your health and the resolution of your symptoms.

If you have symptoms of thyroid dysfunction or need help managing existing hypothyroidism, schedule a consultation at Praxis Wellness Center today using the online booking feature or by calling the office.