Under-active thyroid function is a commonly overlooked condition that is grossly under-diagnosed. The good news is that once it is diagnosed, it can be very easy to treat, alleviating your symptoms and making life worth living again! The thyroid gland is in charge of regulating the body’s metabolic rate. If the thyroid gland is sluggish or can’t produce sufficient amounts of thyroid hormones, the metabolism decreases, fatigue sets in and the person gains weight. A simple blood test asking for specific thyroid tests can help determine if you could benefit from thyroid hormone optimization.
RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS OF AN UNDERACTIVE THYROID:
Signs and symptoms of an underactive thyroid include:
- Weight gain
- Menstrual irregularities
- Feeling depressed / anxious
- Poor concentration
- Cold intolerance / low body temperature
- Rough dry skin
- Low libido
- Brittle nails
- Thinning hair
- Water retention / edema
- Muscle weakness
- Increased appetite
UNDERSTANDING THYROID HORMONES:
There are two primary thyroid hormones – thyroxin (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). T4 is the storage form of thyroid hormone. The body uses T4 to make triiodothyronine (T3), the active form of thyroid hormone. Most synthetic thyroid medications, such as Synthroid and Levothyroxine, T4 only. These medications are suitable if your body can efficiently convert T4 into T3. Unfortunately, many people have difficulty converting T4 to T3 due to factors such as nutrient deficiencies, certain medications, or lack of the enzyme that helps in the conversion process.
T3 is the active form of thyroid hormone. T3 does most of the work and affects most of the body functions that depend on thyroid hormone.
UNCOVER THE CAUSES:
When Your Brain and Thyroid Don’t Communicate Sometimes, even if your thyroid gland is perfectly healthy, it doesn’t receive enough signals from your brain’s hypothalamus, almost like it’s in a deep sleep. In this situation, a combination of T4 and T3 medications at the right dosage might be enough. As the hypothalamic function improves, you may even be able to reduce or stop taking thyroid hormone medication.
TAKE ACTION FOR OPTIMIZED HEALTH
Don’t let an under-active thyroid hold you back from living your best life. Our expert team is here to guide you through thyroid optimization therapy, tailoring a personalized treatment plan to suit your unique needs. By scheduling a consultation, you’ll gain insights into the most effective approaches for improving your thyroid function and overall well-being.
Thyroid Optimization Program
Initial Cost $300