Your thyroid is a small organ shaped like a butterfly. It’s located in your neck and plays a vital role in controlling your metabolism. Unfortunately for more than 27 million Americans, their thyroid isn’t functioning properly because they suffer from thyroid disease.
An Underactive Thyroid Can Substantially Slow Your Metabolism and Make it Hard to Lose Weight
When we talk about ‘metabolism,’ we’re referring to the process of maintaining your body by consuming food and turning it into energy. In a healthy body, the thyroid produces an adequate amount of thyroid hormone, an essential hormone for nearly every organ.
Unfortunately, if your thyroid is underactive, it doesn’t produce enough of this vital hormone. This can make it hard for you to lose weight.
Additionally, thyroid disease can cause you to suffer from fatigue, weak muscles, constipation, feeling cold, cognitive problems, dry skin, and joint pain.
Diet and Exercise Can Only Help So Much When You Suffer From Thyroid Disease
The first things that come to mind whenever the term ‘weight loss’ it brought up are diet and exercise. In many ways, this makes sense. Constricting your calories and burning more calories typically results in weight loss.
Unfortunately, if your organs don’t get enough of the thyroid hormone, it might not matter how little you eat or how much you workout.
Thyroid Dysfunction is Often Caused by Hormone Imbalances
Hormones act as your body’s chemical messengers. Delivered through your bloodstream, they tell your organs how to function.
Both thyroid disease and thyroid dysfunction are often caused by a hormone imbalance – when the wrong message is delivered to your organ. While diet can help you correct hormone imbalances, this step is often not enough – especially for those who are insulin resistant.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Can Help You Correct Hormone Imbalances, Improve Your Thyroid Function and Lose Weight
Hormone therapy is the process of restoring your body’s hormones to their ideal levels. In some instances, doctors will use synthetic hormones.
Unfortunately, synthetic hormones are different than the hormones your body produces. Introducing them into your system can cause serious side-effects.
However, bioidentical hormones mirror the chemical structure of the hormones your body produces naturally. This allows you to help your body function properly, without the negative side-effects.
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