Functional medicine offers a wider vista of answers for your thyroid needs. You have the diagnosis of hypothyroid, but you just can’t get the thyroid dosing optimized. You may have just learned of the diagnosis and want to know if anything can reverse it. Don’t wait 4 months for the endocrine to give you a life sentence of synthetic meds. Let us help optimize or turn back the timeline.
Thyroid patients often come with a variety of metabolic slow-down symptoms. Sometimes they already have the diagnosis but still don’t feel normal or 100%. Sometimes, no one has told them that thyroid dysfunction lies behind their various symptoms. They sleep a lot but don’t have energy. They try to eat only a little but can’t lose weight. No matter how much fiber they eat, their bowels are still stopped up.
What Can Be Done
Conventional medicine draws the line at a TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone level) and synthetic T4, the less active form of thyroid hormone. Besides looking at a so-called normal TSH, functional MD’s look at the levels of both T4 and T3, the latter being the stronger form of the hormone. Some patients find that a little boost to their T3 levels boosts their energy back to normal and their other symptoms fade away.
By looking for obstacles to thyroid health like cortisol excess, high inflammation, or vitamin deficiencies, we optimize the thyroid already there. By titrating the more active T3 into your regimen, we fine tune your thyroid balance beyond a simple lab result.
If you have Hashimoto’s expect a search for the underlying trigger. If your other hormones are imbalanced, expect attention to the whole hormonal system. If thyroid is dragging you down, expect Sanctuary to help get the thyroid monkey off your back.