The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that is located at the front of your throat. It performs many essential processes and helps convert your food into energy and regulates body temperature. The thyroid also produces a hormone that works with the other hormones to keep your body balanced. T4, or thyroxine, is converted to T3, an active form of the thyroid hormone. When the thyroid makes too little hormone or is unable to properly convert it, a thyroid imbalance can occur. Our pharmacy in the Westlake Village area can help.
Inadequate levels of thyroid hormone can trigger a variety of symptoms. You may be less able to tolerate cold or warm temperatures, and you may feel more fatigued or tire easily. You may also suffer from low blood pressure, dry skin, dry hair, constipation, weight gain, bloating, high cholesterol levels, joint or muscle pain, hypoglycemia and anxiety. Patients with hypothyroidism are often treated with T4, which is an inactive form of the hormone. Some patients may benefit from a combination of T4 and T3, the active form, particularly if they have fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome or thyroid resistance. Our pharmacist in the Westlake Village area can work closely with your healthcare provider to identify the most appropriate treatment strategy to meet your needs.
Our compounding pharmacy in Westlake Village area offers customized solutions to treat thyroid imbalance. We can formulate delayed-release preparations that keep hormone levels steady throughout the day and reduce the risk of side effects so that you can enjoy better control over your symptoms. Testing may be recommended before you begin treatment so that your doctor can check your thyroid’s function and overall hormone levels. Your doctor may recommend additional therapies if you have adrenal fatigue, nutritional deficiencies or malabsorption, which can trigger or worsen your thyroid imbalance.
Successful treatment of thyroid problems requires monitoring and adjustments. Our pharmacist in the Westlake Village area will work closely with your healthcare provider to ensure that you have the best care possible. We will bill your insurance directly and offer a variety of payment options, and we can deliver to your home or office. Contact us today to learn more or to have your prescription filled.
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