Thyroid Testing and Treatments in Cincinnati, Ohio
Optimize your Thyroid.
The thyroid is responsible in taking certain nutrients that are consumed from the food we eat and supplements we take and converting it into thyroid hormones. These hormones are important in how your body uses energy, body temperature regulation, maintaining optimal health with the brain, heart, muscles, and other organs. Every cell in the body depends on thyroid hormones for regulating their metabolism.
Patients with suboptimal thyroid function are at an increased risk for:
High cortisol interferes with the conversion of T4 to T3. High cortisol also suppresses TSH.Return to Adrenal/Cortisol Imbalance ^
Bromide is a chemical compound found in commercially prepared baked goods, soft drinks, some vegetable oils, pesticides and plastics, carpets and mattresses. Bromide displaces iodine from the thyroid molecule so that thyroid hormones are not getting made.
Return to Bromide Toxicity ^
Selenium is needed to convert T4 into the active hormone T3.Return to Selenium ^
Birth control pills, Lithium, seizure medications, sulfonylureas, amiodorone interfere with how thyroid hormones are made.Return to Prescription Medications ^
Thyroid hormones are not made as effectively as we age.Return to Age/Menopause ^
Organisms in the gut such as yeast can unleash an immune attack on these invaders which then releases chemicals that affect thyroid hormones.Return to Dysbiosis ^
Fluoride, mercury (usually from tooth fillings), bisphenol A, phthalates and tobacco can block thyroid hormone function.Return to Environmental Toxins ^
Any problems that interfere with the conversion of T4 to T3 (see below).Return to T4 to T3 ^
A patient may have adequate levels of T3 but if the hormone can’t get into the cells to do its job, symptoms of low thyroid will remain. Normal levels of cortisol are needed for thyroid to get into the cells. Iron is also needed for this transfer to occurReturn to Thyroid Hormone Resistance ^
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism or Low Thyroid function
- Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
- Dry skin
- Hair thinning/Hair loss or Hertogue’s Sign (eyebrow thinning)
- Feeling cold (especially cold hands and feet)/heat intolerance
- Heavy periods or irregular bleeding
- Goiter (swelling of the thyroid gland visible in the neck)
- Arthralgias (muscle aches)
- Fatigue or too tired to exercise
- Fluid retention (swelling in face, hands, ankles, or feet)
- Hypertension (elevated blood pressure)
- Brain fog (memory loss/slowed thinking)
Process & Results
Your initial consultation with one of our providers will begin with a thorough look into your past medical and surgical history, family history, and current medications, with specific attention paid to the symptoms you are struggling with. This visit will be billed to your insurance company.
Facilitate a Thyroid Panel
What is a comprehensive thyroid panel? The thyroid is best tested with a blood test. The labs that we look at include your TSH, Free T4, Free T3, Reverse T3, Thyroid peroxidase (TPO) and Anti-thyroglobulin antibodies.
Follow up & Results
We will see you back in the office in 1 to 2 weeks, review your test results and initiate therapy if appropriate. This visit is billed to your health insurance company. Diet, exercise, and optimal supplementation are all discussed as an important part of this treatment plan.
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