The most common thyroid disorders include hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Having hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism can be both unpleasant and uncomfortable, but these thyroid conditions can be managed if properly diagnosed and treated.
Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which your thyroid makes too much of the thyroid hormone, called thyroxine. Your thyroid controls your metabolism, and hyperthyroidism can speed up your metabolism to above-normal levels.
Common symptoms of hyperthyroidism include:
Hyperthyroidism is a form of hormonal imbalance; in this case the thyroid gland is over-productive. This can cause a host of health problems, so as a first test your doctor will likely check your hormone levels.
In addition to things such as medication and lifestyle changes, hyperthyroid treatment typically consists of hormone replacement therapy. In particular bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) which equalizes your thyroid gland by using hormones that are identical to those produced in your body naturally.
Hypothyroidism is a condition in which your thyroid does not make enough of the most important thyroid hormones called triiodothyronine (T-3) and thyroxine (T-4).
Some more common symptoms of hypothyroidism include the following:
Hypothyroidism is a form of hormonal imbalance; in this case the thyroid gland is under-productive. Your doctor will check for a hormone deficiency before beginning any treatment.
Like hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism can be treated with BHRT. With bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, your doctor can raise your thyroid levels and provide relief.