Revitalized Energy with Hera Health Care

Dr. Mirela Cernaianu at Hera Health Care specializes in diagnosing and treating hormone imbalances and helping you manage stress that can impact your thyroid and adrenal glands. With her expertise in this field, Dr. Cernaianu offers comprehensive evaluations and personalized treatments to address your specific thyroid concerns, restoring balance and vitality to your life. Learn more below.

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How Does Thyroid Imbalance Affect Your Health?

Your thyroid gland produces three hormones, releasing them into your bloodstream when they're needed: triiodothyronine or T3, thyroxine or T4, and calcitonin. Calcitonin is different from the other two thyroid hormones because it maintains blood levels of calcium. The two thyroid hormones, T3 and T4, regulate your metabolism and influence virtually every system in your body.

When these hormones aren't produced in the proper amount, two conditions develop:

  • Hypothyroidism: The thyroid gland fails to produce enough thyroid hormones, which leads to symptoms such as fatigue, dry skin, muscle weakness and aches, high cholesterol, and difficulty concentrating. Hypothyroidism causes weight gain and can make it hard to lose weight due to metabolism slowing down.
  • Hyperthyroidism: The thyroid gland produces an excessive amount of hormone, resulting in hyperactivity, nervousness, anxiety, hand trembling, and hair loss.

Understanding Adrenal Fatigue

While your adrenal glands produce various hormones, cortisol is the primary hormone associated with adrenal fatigue. Cortisol is released during periods of stress, activating body systems to help you cope with the stressful situation. Once the stress subsides, cortisol levels return to normal.

Problems arise when you experience frequent or chronic stress, causing cortisol levels to remain elevated. Since cortisol affects blood sugar, blood pressure, and the body's inflammatory response, persistently high cortisol levels increase the risk of conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and chronic inflammation that can lead to diseases like heart disease. Prolonged stress can overwhelm the adrenal glands, leading to adrenal fatigue. In this state, the glands struggle to produce adequate cortisol levels necessary for your overall health. Adrenal fatigue can cause symptoms such as cognitive fog, body aches, low blood pressure, and hair loss.

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Insomnia & Depression Connections

Adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism share interconnectedness. Hypothyroidism is associated with adrenal fatigue, and adrenal insufficiency can exacerbate hypothyroidism. Stress can impact both the thyroid and adrenal glands.

Furthermore, these two conditions often present similar symptoms, especially insomnia, depression, and chronic fatigue. If you have both conditions, it is common to experience the shared symptoms more intensely. 

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Treating Thyroid Disease and Adrenal Fatigue

Treatment for thyroid disease and adrenal fatigue typically involves hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Cernaianu conducts a thorough evaluation of your thyroid and adrenal hormone levels to ensure an effective treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Additionally, managing daily stress is vital for long-term wellness and hormonal balance.

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