The San Francisco Bay Area Thyroid and Thyroid Disorder Doctors Directory features Thyroid Specialists who treat Hypothyroid, Hyperthyroid, Hashimoto’s and other thyroid disorders. The Thyroid Specialists featured on the Bay Area Thyroid Doctors Locator develop individualized hormone optimization programs to help men and women suffering from thyroid disorders.

The thyroid gland is one of the most important glands in the body and helps to regulate several essential bodily functions. The thyroid gland secretes and regulates thyroid hormones, which play a large role in the metabolism, energy and heat production, cellular repair, and vitamin absorption. Different factors can trigger thyroid hormone to be produced insufficiently or excessively, and some of these factors include aging, hormone imbalances, environmental factors, and poor lifestyle choices. When thyroid hormone is not produced in correct amounts, the body cannot function properly. San Francisco Bay Area Thyroid Doctors can use Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help patients re-balance levels of thyroid hormone.

Bioidentical Hormones and Thyroid Disorders

Hypothyroidism, which is a condition that occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce sufficient amounts of thyroid hormone, is most commonly a result of aging or Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Typically, hypothyroidism is common in post-menopausal women, but both men and women of all ages can suffer from this condition. A lack of thyroid hormone can lead to several health conditions because it slows down important metabolic functions, which can adversely affect the body’s ability to stay warm, digestive functions, and the menstrual cycle.

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition that occurs when the body attacks the entire thyroid gland, and it usually causes the thyroid gland to be underactive. For this reason, Hashimoto’s typically manifests with symptoms of hypothyroidism; however, it can inflame the thyroid gland, leading to an over production of thyroid hormone, which results in symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Hashimoto’s can often be managed through avoiding certain triggers, which can include gluten, allergens, high stress, or sex hormone imbalances.

Symptoms of an Underactive Thyroid (Hypothyroidism)

  • Intolerance to cold
  • Fatigue and general weakness
  • Weight gain and/or difficulty losing weight
  • Decreased desire for sexual intimacy
  • Muscle aches
  • Dry skin
  • Hair loss or an increased coarseness to the hair
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Constipation
  • Memory lapses or trouble concentrating

Symptoms of an Overactive Thyroid (Hyperthyroidism)

  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Increased number of bowel movements daily
  • Anxiety and nervousness
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Irregular heartbeat or heart palpitations
  • Trembling hands
  • Extremes in moods

Although hypothyroidism typically sets in at a much faster rate that hyperthyroidism, the symptoms of either may come on so subtly that you don’t notice the changes in your body at first. By the time most people seek treatment for a thyroid disorder, they are already feeling the effects of several symptoms all at once. Although hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can make you miserable, there is relief using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

San Francisco Bay Area Thyroid Doctors Directory of Thyroid Specialists who treat many different thyroid disorders with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs designed to the specific needs of each individual patient. Contact a San Francisco Bay Area Thyroid Specialist today to learn more about Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Locate San Francisco Bay Area Thyroid Specialists Near You:

Thyme Integrative Health

Thyme Integrative Health

450 Dondee St Suite 5
Pacifica, California 94044

Pacific Naturopathic

Pacific Naturopathic

1580 W. El Camino Real, Suite 7
Mountain View , California 94040

H.E.A.L.  Medical Corp.

H.E.A.L. Medical Corp.

2000 Van Ness St., Suite 501A
San Francisco, California 94109

Water's Edge Natural Medicine

Water’s Edge Natural Medicine

418 Willow Road
Menlo Park, California 94025

Evolved Medical

Evolved Medical

555 Soquel Ave, Suite 260
Santa Cruz, California 95062

Audra Foster, N.D.

Audra Foster, N.D.

304 Lincoln St.
Santa Cruz, California 95060

Radiant Health SF

Radiant Health SF

3216 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, California 94123

South County Med Spa and Wellness Center

South County Med Spa and Wellness Center

9460 No Name Uno #245
Gilroy, CA 95020

Sacramento Naturopathic Medical Center

Sacramento Naturopathic Medical Center

2530 J Street Suite 100
Sacramento, California 95816

Embody Wellness

Embody Wellness

805 Wales Dr., Suite 2
Folsom, California 95630

Sacramento Center for Health and Healing

Sacramento Center for Health and Healing

2131 Capitol Ave, Suite 300
Sacramento, California 95816

Bob Porzio, D.O.

Bob Porzio, D.O.

2025 Forest Avenue, Suite 8
San Jose, California 95128

Evolved Medical

Evolved Medical

1270 Springbrook Road, Suite E
Walnut Creek, California 94597

Optimal Health Spectrums

Optimal Health Spectrums

4463 Stoneridge Drive, Suite A
Pleasanton, California 94588