Austin Thyroid & Endocrinology - Aww, those hormones!

What exactly is the endocrine system?

Endocrinology is the science of hormones. We have hundreds of different hormones in our bodies, some of them produced by the endocrine glands like Thyroid and Adrenals and some of them produced by every single organ of the body : the heart , the brain the gut.

When should I have my hormones checked?

It depends what symptoms you have . Your doctor will analyze what you feel, what he finds on physical exam and then decide which hormones to be checked.

Should I take hormones only because I feel tired or I want to lose weight?

Absolutely NOT . If you do not have hormone deficiency you should not be on hormone therapy because it can back fire and damage your heart and brain etc.

I have depression and I heard that the thyroid...

There is a lot of information in the thyroid hormone augmenting the action of the antidepressants in case you are already taking the thyroid hormone.

I am pregnant and I am taking the thyroid hormone, should I be worried?

No unless you have not seen an endocrinologist. Pregnancy has special needs for the two people involved and it is of the utmost importance to keep the TSH at certain exact values.

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