Thyroid Hormone Optimization
Many of the conditions normally associated with ageing, can actually be caused by low levels of thyroid hormones. In fact, one in every seven Americans may be suffering from low-thyroid or hypothyroidism.
Symptoms of Low Thyroid can include:
- Thinning hair
- Weight gain
- Changes in menstrual flow for women
- Muscle aches
- Higher sensitivity to cold
What Does the Thyroid Do?
They Thyroid is a gland that is located in the neck just behind the Adams Apple. It is responsible for producing two thyroid hormones - T3 and T4. These hormones are essential for cellular metabolism. In other words they are responsible for turning on and maintaining your cells' ability to turn nutrients into energy. People with low levels of thyroid hormones have slower metabolisms. Which leads to the associated problems, most noticeably chronic fatigue and weight gain.
Your Customized Thyroid Optimization Program
At HealthGains, our physicians are experts in diagnosing and treating low thyroid. Your custom Thyroid Optimization Program starts with specialized diagnostic testing to determine your thyroid hormone levels. Traditional blood tests to detect hypothyroidism only go so far, and often result in low thyroid levels that go undetected. HealthGains uses a series of proprietary tests that go beyond traditional blood tests to obtain a more accurate and complete picture of your thyroid levels.
If your levels are determined to be low, we will create a program designed to keep your thyroid hormones at their optimal level for you - and not just at what is considered "normal" or "average."
Your program may include prescribing bioidentical thyroid replacement hormones, along with recommendations for supplementation, diet, and lifestyle, designed to optimize your thyroid output and overall health.