The thyroid, a major endocrine gland in the neck, helps control many of the body’s most important functions through the release of thyroid hormones. These hormones control many of your body’s core functions including metabolism, appetite, heart rate, body temperature, energy, growth and development. If your thyroid becomes overactive (hyperthyroidism) or underactive (hypothyroidism), you may experience a range of health issues.
Thyroid hormone deficiency
Thyroid hormone deficiency has many symptoms including:
- dry skin
- hair thinning
- irregular period or heavier periods
- low energy levels or feeling fatigued
- muscle aches and joint stiffness
- muscle weakness
- sensitivity to cold
- unexplained weight gain
Your health practitioner will usually conduct a thyroid function test to determine how your thyroid is functioning. If thyroid dysfunction is present, our compounding pharmacists will work with you and your physician to customise your medications.
We have a range of vitamins and minerals, as well as practitioner-only lines, which may assist in proper thyroid gland function. For treatments requiring a prescription, we compound natural thyroid extract and hormones.
Your prescription can be tailor compounded into capsule form in both immediate release and controlled-release formulations, individually or in combination. Our pharmacists work with your doctor to tailor the dosage to suit your exact needs.