Most people experience stressful situations on a daily basis which can aggravate the endocrine system. The thyroid hosts one of the most important functions in the body. It is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck, and thyroid hormone receptors are found in every cell of the body. Thyroid hormone is vital to the regulation of numerous functions within the human body, such as metabolism, growth, tissue repair, and menstrual cycles for women.
The adrenal glands host a significant presence in total wellness as well. Adrenal glands are responsible for handling stress within the body and can determine the reaction to every adjustment in life including situational, physical, or environmental changes. These pressures prompt the adrenal glands to release cortisol – the stress hormone – into the system, triggering the “fight or flight” response.
Being a specialist in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Garcia fully understands and appreciates the critical role these glands have on the overall wellness. It is important to regulate and monitor the thyroid and adrenal glands to keep them healthy and functioning. Otherwise, symptoms of fatigue, weight gain, and mood changes may develop.
Dr. Garcia practices integrative medicine, aimed at finding the root cause of symptoms. Often the symptoms of an underactive thyroid go undetected in conventional medicine and can manifest into a disease. With the intent to optimize total wellness of the body, diagnostic testing is required to determine your current levels, which will be reviewed and discussed during a comprehensive evaluation. At that time, Dr. Garcia will determine if the systems are out of balance and if so, a multifaceted treatment plan will be created with lifestyle, and nutritional changes recommended. Stress reduction is vital, and suggestions will be given to achieve this.
Many patients’ low thyroid symptoms often go unrecognized, leading them to suffer unnecessarily. Proper interpretation of diagnostic testing, along with a detailed medical history and physical exam, are the key to diagnosing suboptimal thyroid function. In her years of experience, Dr. Garcia has found that suboptimal thyroid function is widespread but rarely diagnosed. Many physicians just are not targeting the thyroid as a culprit to unwelcome symptoms, because conventional testing does not reveal the problem. More often than not, patients have already had their thyroid, and adrenal glands checked and told they were fine – yet the symptoms continue. Low or suboptimal levels of thyroid hormone can lead to symptoms of:
- Weight Gain
- Hair Loss
- Dry Skin
- Weak Nails
- Elevated Cholesterol
- Poor Memory
Physicians that practice integrative medicine, while embracing a contemporary and holistic methodology are extremely scarce and difficult to come by. Dr. Garcia provides a fresh, all-encompassing outlook on health while focusing on each patient individually. Her extensive training and experience, paired with her knowledge of integrative medicine, make Dr. Garcia one of the most highly skilled physicians able to treat unresolved issues related to hormone function.
If you are eager to restore vitality with expert care from a highly trained physician who specializes in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, contact LA Vitality MD today. Dr. Garcia and her team can help you reach your health goals and experience total wellness. Dr. Garcia is one the area’s top physicians skillfully qualified to help you attain your health and wellness goals. Get started on a custom-made treatment plan designed to fit your lifestyle and ensure you reach optimal wellness. Begin your journey now, contact LA Vitality MD to schedule your first appointment.