Hormones produced by the thyroid and adrenal glands influence every system in your body. Thyroid and adrenal hormones can become unbalanced by disease, and they’re also highly vulnerable to your levels of stress and anxiety. Dr. Lynne R. Mielke and Sandi Kreizenbeck, DNP, at Optimal Health Spectrums in Pleasanton, California, have years of experience diagnosing hormone imbalances and developing individualized treatment plans. Contact them to schedule an appointment and learn how integrative therapies can restore your thyroid and adrenal hormones, boost your energy, and get you back to living the life you love.
The thyroid gland produces hormones responsible for regulating your metabolism and almost every other body system. Having the right amount of thyroid hormones is important because they influence:
Your overall health suffers when the thyroid doesn’t produce the right amount of hormones. It’s important to be aware of the symptoms that develop when thyroid hormones are out of balance:
Hypothyroidism: When you don’t have enough thyroid hormones, you may feel tired and fatigued, have difficulty concentrating and sleeping, feel depressed, and become sensitive to cold temperatures. Your skin and hair may become dry, and muscles and joints tend to ache.
Hyperthyroidism: When you have too much thyroid hormones, you’ll experience anxiety, irritability, nervousness, hyperactivity, sensitivity to high temperatures, hand trembling, and hair loss.
Your adrenal glands produce a variety of important hormones like adrenaline, cortisol, and sex hormones. Adrenal hormones help control blood pressure and regulate metabolism and the immune system.
Cortisol levels rise during times of stress, which is good because it energizes your body to deal with the stress. When the stressful situation is over, cortisol levels drop to normal, healthy levels. Problems develop when never-ending stress causes cortisol levels to stay high for longer than is good for your health.
Adrenal fatigue develops when chronic stress over-taxes the adrenal gland so much that it stops producing enough cortisol. When this happens, generic symptoms appear such as fatigue, foggy brain, insomnia, slow recovery from exercise or injury, anxiety, and loss of sex drive.
When you have a deficiency of hormones, we offer treatment with bioidentical hormones to bring levels back to normal and restore your health. Hormone therapy is often combined with other natural treatments such as supplements and IV therapy.