Did you know that many people who suffer from depression may actually be suffering from a hormone imbalance? An underactive thyroid gland will not produce enough T3 or T4 hormones to properly regulate your body’s metabolism, which can have a much larger effect on your health than simple weight gain. If you believe that you may be suffering from depression due to a hormone imbalance instead of an imbalance in your brain chemistry, you could be a great candidate for hormone therapy at Juvia Med Spa.
What Does the Thyroid Gland Do?
To understand how a lack of thyroid hormones might cause symptoms of depression, we must first discuss what the thyroid gland does and how T3 and T4 hormones help your physical and mental health. These hormones regulate the way the body absorbs, filters, uses, and disposes of the calories you take in. Essentially, they govern your metabolism.
If everything is in good working order, and your thyroid gland is producing the right number of hormones on a regular basis, you should have no trouble maintaining a healthy weight with normal diet and exercise. On the other hand, if your thyroid does not produce enough T3 and T4 hormones, a disorder called hypothyroidism, then you will likely experience a number of unpleasant symptoms. These include but are not limited to:
Difficulty losing weight
Lethargy, fatigue, and/or exhaustion
Elevated cholesterol levels
Increased cold sensitivity
Aches and pains in muscles and joints
Heavy or irregular menstrual bleeding
Slowed heart rate
How Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Works
With bioidentical hormone therapy, you will take a simple pill that’s made up of the exact same T3 and T4 hormones that your body produces naturally. As this corrects, many users report feeling an increase in energy and the ability to lose weight.
To learn more about hormone therapy for depression, contact us at Juvia Med Spa today. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff members will be happy to answer any questions you may have and to schedule your free consultation. Call us today at 817-427-3700.
* Actual results may vary by patient