Alpharetta and Roswell Bioidentical Hormone specialist doctor, Naima Cheema MD, offers Bioidentical hormone therapies, a well-proven way to get your energy and vitality back. Bioidentical Hormones are molecule by molecule identical to body’s natural hormones. Therefore, Bioidentical hormones do not cause the side effects that are seen with synthetic hormones.
What is hypothyroidism?
Hypothyroidism is the most common thyroid disorder. This occurs as a result of the underactive thyroid gland with low levels of thyroid hormone. Women are seven times more likely to develop hypothyroidism compared to men. The risk of hypothyroidism increases with age and family history.
What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?
The most common symptoms of hypothyroidism are fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, depressed mood, and menstrual irregularities.
What causes hypothyroidism?
Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce sufficient quantities of thyroid hormone. This can be due to antibodies causing the destruction of the thyroid gland, certain goitrogenic foods like broccoli, prescription drugs, surgical removal of the gland, or inadequate consumption of iodine.
How is hypothyroidism treated?
Hypothyroidism is treated by the replacement of thyroid hormones, T3 and T4. During your consultation, Dr. Naima Cheema will perform a 360-degree evaluation of your lifestyle, a detailed physical exam, and tests to identify factors that may be contributing to low thyroid hormone levels. Dr. Naima Cheema also looks at your adrenal/stress hormones and sex hormones. It is very important to balance adrenals first and then thyroid and sex hormones to achieve an overall harmony. We suggest bioidentical treatment options, including natural supplements and vitamins to improve your thyroid health.
Please, feel free to ask any questions you may have during your consultation. Please, call 770-558-2873 for your next consultation and hormone testing with Dr. Naima Cheema.