Thyroid Deficiencies

Overview

The thyroid gland controls every function in the body because it controls metabolism having the thyroid hormones in optimal Range is critical for good health and well-being. A significant number of people in the USA have subclinical hypothyroidism, where insufficient active thyroid hormones are present.

Under normal circumstances t4 is converted to t3 (the active hormone). Many factors can suppress this conversion, including certain medications, underlying inflammation and infection, smoking, mental and physical stress, cancer and radiation. Selenium and iodine deficiencies can result in less than available thyroid Activity. Persistent low levels of thyroid hormones can result in Increased cortisol levels, which may eventually lead to adrenal fatigue

The majority of patients with a TSH above 2.0 are often clinically Hypothyroid. Also thyroid resistance like insulin resistance can occur, and TSH levels can be normal. When t4 is converted to reverse t3 rather than normal t3, which is inactive and may block Receptor sites (this is due to increased activity by the d3 de-Iodinase enzyme (rather than the normal converting d1 and d2 Deiodinase enzymes). This may occur within a number of scenarios such as an elevated cortisol level, or zinc and selenium deficiency. The pregnenolone levels in the body also influence receptor-sensitivity

In essence, although the t4 and t3 levels are normal on blood levels, a patient may still be clinically hypothyroid. We will determine your thyroid status by checking all the different Biochemical factors that make up optimal function. In addition, careful attention is paid to clinical symptomatology.

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Symptoms

If you suffer from the following symptoms you may have insufficient thyroid function:

  • Cold Intolerance
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Weight Gain
  • Issues Despite Strong Efforts On Your Part To Lose Weight
  • Depression
  • Memory Loss
  • Fluid Retention
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Brain Fog
  • Muscle Aches
  • Dry Skin
  • Hoarseness
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Management

Come see us and let us evaluate you not only for thyroid function, but reverse t3 syndrome, hashimoto's thyroiditis (auto-immune disease of thyroid, which involves 13 % of the population). Apart from dealing with correcting and restoring normal thyroid function, we have the ability in many cases to determine why you have an autoimmune condition of the thyroid such as hashimoto's Thyroiditis, graves disease, and thyroid eye disease. We have had Success in managing these inflammatory conditions with the Help of inflammatory herbs, and managing the underlying causes that created the autoimmune condition.

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