ABOUT THYROID TREATMENT
Don't let your Thyroid Disease remain undiagnosed and under-treated!
Did you know? An estimated 20 million people in the U.S. have thyroid disease but as many of 60% of those people don’t realize that their thyroid is to blame for their unwelcome symptoms.
We can help you bring your body back into balance to feel better and have more energy through an in-person or telemedicine thyroid appointment.
To properly identify your thyroid hormone levels, we use the gold standard of blood testing in order to diagnosis and develop an effective treatment plan for a complete picture of your thyroid function.
What is Thyroid Disease?
Your thyroid is responsible for producing hormones T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine). Both of these hormones combined help regulate your entire system so you body can function properly. When you thyroid is producing too little or too much of T3 and T4, Thyroid Disease occurs. Thyroid Disease can also have a root cause from certain autoimmune conditions, iodine deficiency or excess, genetic factors, or endocrine tumors.
What Symptoms can be Attributed to Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism?
Sensitivity to Cold
Unexplained Weight Changes
Puffiness and Swelling
Irritability and Anxiety
TSH, FREE T3 AND FREE T4
It is important to get at least a TSH, Free T3 and Free T4 when evaluating for hypothyroidism. Additionally, reverse-T3,
anti-thyroglobulin, and anti-TPO studies are sometimes necessary to fully evaluate thyroid disorders. In addition, patients suffering from adrenal fatigue (cortisol imbalance issues) will suffer symptoms of thyroid disease. In fact, thyroid disorders cannot be corrected if the adrenal glands are not also functioning properly.
Much of the thyroid hormone secreted by the thyroid gland is in T4 form. T4, a major hormone needed to control basal metabolic rate, increases enzyme secretions and is connected to cell energy production. T4 is converted to T3, the active hormone. Often, the conversion of T4 to T3 does not occur optimally due to epigenetic variations in people, iodine insufficiency, medication interactions, and other issues. Thyroid hormone supplementation, an inexpensive simple process, restores T3 and T4 cells to their natural ratio and blood concentrations. Unfortunately, the commonly prescribed Synthroid is only T4, and incompletely treats thyroid dysfunction.
Optimize your thyroid function with Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy!
Hormone restoration is typically the best treatment for hypothyroidism. Alexander Medical can help increase your T3 and T4 levels for thyroid disease symptom relief.
We take an integrative approach to wellness, which is why we use nutritional supplements along with prescription medical to achieve overall wellness. We can create a comprehensive treatment plan to help you feel your best.
Contact our office today to schedule a Thyroid Consultation with us at Alexander Medical by calling 480-757-9713 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.