Suffering From A Thyroid Disorder?
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Did You Know These Facts About The Thyroid?
Most commonly in conventional medicine, the only test that is run is TSH. TSH stands for thyroid stimulating hormone. It released by the pituitary gland in the brain. This hormone communicates with the thyroid and either stimulates or decreases actual thyroid hormone production. While TSH is certainly an important hormone, it is only one portion of understanding the whole thyroid picture.
It is estimated that 12% of people will develop thyroid disease in their lifetime. About 60% of these people are not even aware that they have a thyroid condition according to the national thyroid association.
There can be major thyroid problems because the thyroid is not working optimally, but it is not bad enough to be truly classified as DISEASE. This is known medically as subclinical hypothyroidism. The reference ranges that are used by lab companies are therefore only identifying DISEASE, are not the reference ranges that are identifying OPTIMAL thyroid functioning.
At Medicine With Heart Clinic, we work with challenging thyroid and chronic fatigue cases
Top Root Causes of Thyroid Problems
- HPA Axis Dysfunction (commonly known as adrenal fatigue)
- Estrogen Dominance
- Improper usage of Iodine
- Mercury and other toxic Metals
- Nutrient Deficiencies
- Gut Disorders
- Liver problems
The Medicine With Heart Approach To Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
There are many different reasons behind fatigue. We start by doing advanced lab tests (ones you have not already done and are different than what are done in conventional medicine). The tests let us know how many root causes you have and which ones they are. We analyze labs from an optimal perceptive. This means that if we run a thyroid test and it comes back “normal” by conventional standards, we may not see it as normal. This is because our lens is focused on optimal health. We often see thyroid levels that are normal by conventional standards but low by optimal standards.
Once we have all the information, we then put together treatment protocols for your unique picture. This may include food, lifestyle, herbs, and researched based supplements. Occasionally we will use pharmaceutical medicine, but this is not our predominant approach.
Top Root Causes of Chronic Fatigue
- Adrenal Problems and Stress
- Thyroid Disorder
- Nutrient Imbalances
- Chronic Hidden Infection
- Female/Male Hormone Imbalances
- Blood Sugar
- Cardiac Problems
- Mold Illness
- Stress and Perception of Stress
- Physical, Emotional and Mental Trauma