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Women's Health


 Studies show that by the time a women’s 35 she’s producing about half the testosterone she produced at her peak levels in her late teens and early twenties. 

 Signs of a testosterone deficiency can be:

Once a women has reached the end of her reproductive years (menopause), her body ceases to make hormones at normal levels.  It has been said the ovaries age exponentially faster than the rest of a women’s body.  Perimenopause is the time period where hormone reproduction is starting to decrease, the menstrual cycles are less predictable, and ovulation may or may not occur every month.  Once all menstrual cycles have stopped for a period of 1 year, the women is menopausal.  This time period comes with its own unique set of symptoms from the lack of estrogen and progesterone.

 These symptoms include:

  • Hot Flashes

  • Night Sweats

  • Vaginal Dryness

  • Painful Intercourse

  • Lack of Sex Drive

  • Worsening Mood Swings
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Weight Gain
  • Joint Pain

Thyroid Optimization

Thyroid hormone deficiency is often overlooked, even in the traditional lab testing, and can go unnoticed for years.  At Body Scribe, we use advanced thyroid testing to successfully diagnose both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.  During our therapy, thyroid hormone levels are closely monitored to minimize symptoms and optimize treatment.

What is the thyroid?  The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits low on either side of the neck.  It has two side lobes that are connected by a bridge in the middle.  The thyroid produces hormones that regulates the body’s metabolism and how it consumes energy, how it reacts to other hormones, and its production of proteins such as those found in hair and nails.  The thyroid is very important because it impacts energy levels, skin, hair, body temperature, weight regulation, and many other factors that affect one’s quality of life.

 There are two main thyroid hormones, T4 (thyroxine) and T3 (triiodothyronine). These hormones together help the body to produce and regulate the hormones dopamine and adrenaline (also called epinephrine).  T4 is inactive and is stored in the body until it needs T3, the active thyroid hormone. When needed, the proper amount of T3 and T4 will be converted for a healthy, functioning metabolism. When the thyroid doesn’t produce enough T4, or when the body doesn’t properly convert T4 to T3, hypothyroidism symptoms will begin to present themselves.

The majority of those with low thyroid issues suffer from:

  • Fatigue and decreased energy
  • Weight gain.
  • Cold intolerance.
  • Muscle cramps, pain, and stiffness.
  • Constipation
  • Dry Skin
  • Depression
  • Mental slowing.
  • Weight Gain
  • Coarse hair and skin.

Thyroid and Weight Gain

People with an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) tend to have a very low basal metabolic rate, which causes weight gain or makes it difficult to losing weight.

Those with hypothyroidism can see weight gain even when calories are severely restricted due to the “metabolic burn” falling as calories are reduced. In order to repair your metabolism, understanding your entire health picture is critical, not just your thyroid.

Typically, most thyroid problems occur within the gland itself and aren’t apparent until a broader pattern of hormonal imbalance presents itself. This is why menopause, weight gain, and thyroid issues often appear together.

The Adrenals and Insulin

Adrenal imbalance has many symptoms similar with thyroid disorders, which leads to confusion between diagnosing the two. There are theories suggesting that adrenal stress impairs thyroid function due to the overproduction of cortisol, blocking efficient conversion and outlying cellular use of the thyroid hormones on multiple levels. We’ve observed this in our clinical practice at Body Scribe, so therefore we evaluate and, if needed, test for adrenal function in conjunction with thyroid testing.

Likewise, insulin resistance also tends to present many of the same symptoms as hypothyroidism and is often found to coexist with it. Because insulin resistance is tied to poor nutrition, it can impair thyroid function. Women with symptoms of thyroid disorder should also be evaluated for insulin resistance.

Unfortunately, thyroid imbalance can be the result of many other imbalances, including low iodine, high estrogen, deficiencies in Vitamin D, high cortisol, and low progesterone. 

At Body Scribe, we consider all factors and help you adjust them into proper balance. Without balance, it’s difficult to treat thyroid imbalance, even with medication.

Do any of these symptoms sound like you?  If so, schedule a consultation with me and you could be on your way to a better life!

Initial consultation fee is $200 and this includes:

  • Initial consultation appointment with lab work
  • Follow up appointment to discuss your lab work and establish a treatment plan.  
  • Treatment plans may include: medication or injections.
  • Membership based pricing

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