When the body produces thyroid hormone in lower quantities than required, it will create a condition of thyroid deficiency or hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is a common problem, but often goes undiagnosed because standard blood tests are inadequate and miss the majority of low thyroid patients.
Correct diagnosis and treatment is vital to restoring the patient’s health and energy levels. American Integrative Pharmacy, led by the fantastic and astute Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides wonderful and salient compounding pharmacy treatments for hypothyroidism to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide.
One of the challenges with the treatment of hypothyroidism in mainstream medicine is that even when a patient has been diagnosed with this condition, the physician may provide incorrect or suboptimal treatment using T4-only medications. Although the lab results are likely to look normal with this treatment, but the patient will still feel fatigued or may not lose excess weight.
The treatment must be carefully customized to suit the unique needs of a patient and their precise thyroid levels. Restoring proper thyroid hormone levels is vital not just to maintain metabolism and healthy energy levels, but also to protect against various diseases that are known to be associated with low tissue thyroid levels.
Integrative pharmacy can offer better solutions to address the symptoms of hypothyroidism. Thousands of patients are benefitting from these cutting edge testing and compounding treatments. Specially trained pharmacists can identify and treat even the most complex thyroid disorders with successful and sustainable results.
Most physicians use the TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) test to screen for hypothyroidism. However, this test does not measure the actual thyroid hormones or the level of thyroid activity in the body, but only determines how well the pituitary is ‘talking’ to the thyroid gland. This can frustrate a patient who tests show ‘normal’ results, but they continue to suffer from the symptoms of low thyroid levels.
A more comprehensive way to test thyroid health is available in compounding pharmacy. This would include a series of tests such as Free T4, Free T3, reverse T3, sex hormone binding globulin (SHGB), leptin, computerized measurement of tissue thyroid levels, and basal metabolic rate. These tests can help the provider determine the true condition of the patient suffering from symptoms of hypothyroidism.
Doctors typically use the inactive thyroid hormone T4 with the hope that the body will convert it to the active hormone T3. But the challenge is that this conversion can get slowed or inhibited in patients suffering from any other conditions ranging from stress to autoimmune disorders.
Integrative pharmacy treatment providers recommend T3-containing preparations because straight time-released T3 is much more effective for a large number of patients. Most effective treatment options would usually include customized bioidentical thyroid hormone combinations of T4/T3, as well as time-released T3. Nutritional supplements can also be combined with these therapies to help regulate thyroid balance.
American Integrative Pharmacy provides both traditional and modern compounding treatments, including online prescription refills, to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and all the way from one side of the country to the other.
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