Find out how thyroid hormone therapy will help you enjoy your summer in West Palm Beach!
Summer is finally here! You’re probably eager to spend more time outdoors, lounging on the beach, hiking in the mountains, or checking out walking/bike paths.
However, if you have an undiagnosed thyroid problem, you should probably put your plans on hold until you visit a hormone specialist.
Do you have a thyroid problem? It’s common knowledge that leading a healthy lifestyle, exercising regularly, and eating well-balanced meals can help manage symptoms and improve overall health.
However, our hormone specialists advise patients with hypothyroidism not to exercise for a few weeks until their conditions are well-controlled with medications. You should have a thyroid that works normally through hormone therapy; otherwise, exercise may make you feel worse. Discover how thyroid hormone therapy can help you to stay fit and healthy this summer!
If you have hypothyroidism, your underactive thyroid gland may also play a role in weight loss.
What does my thyroid have to do with weight?
The thyroid gland affects a variety of body processes, including metabolism. Since the thyroid gland controls the metabolism (among other things), it can also affect how much weight you gain. It releases hormones that influence how your body uses energy and organs function.
If your body metabolizes energy at a fast rate, you will burn more calories. If you are a slow metabolizer, then you will gain weight. If your thyroid hormone is not working correctly, it can make you gain weight by an average of 20 to 30 pounds!
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If you have an underactive thyroid (or hypothyroidism), your body won’t burn calories as quickly as it should. Hence, you gain weight. On the other hand, if you have an overactive thyroid (or hyperthyroidism), your metabolism is faster than usual, leading to weight loss that is not ideal for your overall health.
Thyroid Hormones during the Summer
Interestingly, there has been evidence that seasonal changes affect thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels in the blood. Basically, these studies have shown that TSH levels increased during winter-spring and decreased during the summer-fall seasons.
When TSH levels are high, your thyroid isn’t producing enough thyroid hormones; when TSH levels are low, your thyroid produces too much thyroid hormone.
How do I stay fit and healthy?
Leading a healthy lifestyle is easier said than done. But fret not! Thyroid hormone therapy can help regulate your hormone levels to help manage your symptoms.
Additionally, you can incorporate these habits into your everyday routine:
Reduce sugar and simple carbs in your meals
Sugars and simple carbs are easier to digest than whole grains; thus, the body uses less energy. Processed foods, such as white bread, pasta, pastries, and white rice, usually have simple carbohydrates.
To rev up your metabolism and help your thyroid gland, switch to whole grain foods from processed white flour snacks. Whole grains require more energy to digest the fiber, so your metabolism also increases.
Enjoy summer fruits
Fruits, such as melons and berries, are abundant this summer, so make sure you always have a plate for every meal! They’re not just great, refreshing snacks but also maximize thyroid hormone therapy’s benefits.
Melons and berries are rich in antioxidants and are great for your thyroid. They also help build immunity. In addition to stimulating thyroid hormone production, berries contain vitamins and minerals that help prevent oxidative damage caused by free radicals.
Don’t stop moving
Have you ever heard of NEAT (non-exercise activity thermogenesis)? Basically, it’s the energy we use in daily activities, not considered formal exercises or sleeping.
For example, walking the dog, pacing across the floor during a phone call, cleaning your home, and shopping in a mall are not too strenuous on you, yet they burn more calories overall than doing cardio exercises for fat loss!
Probiotics are your best friend
Studies have shown that the microorganisms in your gut also have a role in your thyroid issues. Probiotics, such as yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, and kombucha, have shown beneficial effects on some thyroid issues. These probiotics are not just great for digestion but also great for your thyroid!
What is thyroid hormone therapy?
A thyroid hormone imbalance can lead to fatigue, weight gain, depression, skin problems, hair loss, and more. We can help you restore your youthful thyroid hormone levels here in West Palm Beach with thyroid hormone therapy.
Studies have shown that thyroid hormone therapy can lead to more weight loss than dieting alone. Our thyroid hormone therapy plan will depend on the underlying cause and its effects on your hormones.
Our team of hormone specialists will create tailored thyroid hormone therapy plans that address both your thyroid condition and your overall health at the same time. It can be a life-changing experience to have thyroid hormone therapy. Our doctors will ensure your medicine is working as it should and adjust it as needed.
Our goal at Hormone Logics West Palm Beach is to help you return to normal thyroid functioning through thyroid hormone therapy.
Remain Strong and Energetic with Thyroid Hormone Therapy
Here at Hormone Logics in West Palm Beach, we can help you understand thyroid hormone imbalances, how they affect your body, and how they can be corrected. We are here to provide thyroid hormone therapy to correct these imbalances.
Come see what our program can do for you! Contact Hormone Logics today at (561) 640-3333 to schedule a consultation.