It’s estimated over 20 million American’s have some form of thyroid issue affecting them. The current medical model is failing us when it comes to conventional thyroid treatment. They take a very broad approach when it comes to diagnosing thyroid issues and many people get put on thyroid medications that don’t really need to be on. Or worse they get put on a medication that doesn’t alleviate the symptoms when the doctor is telling you that your levels are good. The most common thyroid disease in America is hypothyroidism which is when there are not enough thyroid hormones in the body.
Our functional medicine practitioners think outside the conventional medical model. We feel that it’s important for hormone levels to be at their “optimal” levels not just within the average. A very similar approach is taken with your Sex hormones: Testosterone, Estrogen and Progesterone. At our anti-aging clinic, we look at the big picture and take a comprehensive look at your physiology to make sure it’s all functioning optimally. In many cases when sex hormone optimization is unable to alleviate some of the symptoms is due to thyroid issue that is also present.
Call us today to schedule your free consultation and learn more about our female hormone replacement therapy program and thyroid treatments.
Weight gain and difficulty losing weight
Fatigue, sluggishness, and lethargy
Joint pain, muscle pain and possible widespread systematic inflammation
Depression & mood swings
Rough hair, hair loss or thinning hair
Reduced Memory Retention
Most medical practitioners will only look at the TSH when evaluating a patient’s thyroid. This is a huge issue for many patients. The TSH is not even your actual thyroid hormones but rather the hormone your brain releases to tell your thyroid gland to release more thyroid hormones. This TSH changes based off how much thyroid hormone is in the body, so it is a reliable marker to determine thyroid status. But there are also many issues can arise that would not affect the level of the TSH: Testosterone and Estrogen status and inflammation for example. A practitioner would be able to even think of these things as potential issues when they have a very limited view of the thyroid status.
The number one cause of an under active thyroid in America is hashimoto’s disease. In order to diagnose this disease a more comprehensive panel that includes thyroid antibodies is necessary. At Colorado Medical Solutions, if a patient isn’t responding the way they should be to therapy, a very comprehensive look at the thyroid is done in order to accurately determine the issues and provide natural therapies to solve these issues.
Absolutely! While we like to use natural thyroid hormone when we need to give thyroid hormone, our preference is always to manage naturally. Unlike sex hormones Testosterone, Estrogen and Progesterone which are much more difficult to optimize naturally, the thyroid can be. The process of managing the thyroid naturally is much more expensive and not covered by insurance. At Colorado Medical Solutions our practitioners will discuss the options you have both in and out of insurance.
Thyroid hormone is considered the master hormone in the body. Literally every cell in the body is powered by the effects of the thyroid gland. It is responsible for the bodies ability to extract energy from the food we eat and the air we breathe.
Absolutely! While hormones will not fix the disease itself, it will help with the management of it.