Thyroid

Low thyroid levels can affect every metabolic function.

Your thyroid gland is your body regulator.

It regulates:

  • Heat production
  • Energy
  • Growth
  • Tissue repair
  • Development

It modulates:

  • Carbohydrates
  • Protein and fat metabolism
  • Vitamin uses
  • Digestion
  • Function of the mitochondria (energy makers of your cells)
  • Muscle and nerve action
  • Blood flow
  • Hormone excretion
  • Oxygen utilization
  • Sexual function
  • Etc… 

Thyroid has actions beyond metabolism and keeping you fit, it:

  • Provides energy
  • Improves thinking abilities
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Decreases bad cholesterol
  • Lowers blood pressure

 Typical symptoms of hypothyroidism include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Depression
  • Cold extremities
  • Muscle aches
  • Headaches
  • Decreased libido
  • Weakness
  • Cold intolerance
  • Water retention
  • PMS
  • Dry skin
  • Weight gain
  • High cholesterol
  • Etc…

Why the deficiency is often missed by standard thyroid testing?

The reason is that the overwhelming majority of physicians (endocrinologists, internists, family practitioners, rheumatologists, etc.) do not read medical journals.  Most doctors will claim that they routinely read medical journals, but this has been shown not to be the case.

When your doctors send you for thyroid studies your entire thyroid panel shoud be measured. This include your free T3, free T4, optimal TSH, reverse T3, reverse T4, and thyroid antibodies.

If your antibodies are too high, they can stop your thyroid from attaching to your thyroid receptors.

Some doctors believe that you can get symptoms of decreased thyroid function even when your blood levels are adequate.

 Fatigued, depressed, difficulty losing weight?

Ask your doctor to check reverse T3, read more clinical studies about this, click here

As a lifestyle trainer and nutrition consultant, I will recommend you the best integrative physician, to check your levels.

For more information, feel free to email me, I work in Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach Gardens area.

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