Do you suffer from any of the following?
- Low Energy
- Weight gain or trouble losing weight
- Cold hands and feet
- Foggy thinking
- Muscle weakness
- Hair loss
- Weak nails
If so, you may have an under active thyroid, even if you have been told your level is “normal” (standard blood testing often doesn’t identify low thyroid function).
Even if you are on thyroid medication, you may still experience some or many of these symptoms, which may mean your thyroid hormone levels are not properly balanced. Although the human thyroid gland produces several different types of thyroid hormone, most doctors prescribe just one.
When it comes to medicine and treatment strategies, we know that one size or type does not fit all, and thyroid replacement is no exception. Each patient is unique and needs to be evaluated individually to determine what treatment approach will yield the best results. If your symptoms have persisted despite treatment, working with a practitioner who is familiar with multiple types of thyroid hormone replacement will usually resolve the problem.
In addition to advanced thyroid testing, nutrient imbalances must also be properly evaluated. Certain nutrient deficiencies can mimic low thyroid symptoms and even cause poor thyroid hormone activation.
Thyroid balance is crucial to feeling well and maintaining optimum health. If you are suspicious that your thyroid might be low or unbalanced and would like more extensive testing performed, please contact our office to make an appointment.