If you want more energy, vibrant health and better brain function, then you need to have a healthy thyroid.
Brain symptoms of low thyroid function include:
- brain fog – difficulty concentrating
- poor memory
- slow speech
Other hypothyroid symptoms include:
- fatigue and exhaustion
- difficulty losing weight
- hair loss
- dry skin and hair
- itchy skin, hives and rashes
- aches and pains
- plantar fascitis
- numbness and tingling
- low sex drive
- infertility and miscarriages
- irregular menstrual periods
- high cholesterol
- chronic infections
- insomnia, and the list goes on…
Millions of Americans with hypothyroidism go undiagnosed. Standard blood tests which include TSH and maybe T4 on your routine labs are simply not enough.
For instance, I had a young woman come in to the Natural Medicine Clinic complaining of back pain, plantar fasciitis (heel pain), fatigue, depression, anxiety, poor memory and concentration, digestive problems, dry skin, frequent infections, hair loss, obesity and being unable to lose any weight despite dieting. She said blood tests from her doctor were always normal.
After a thorough history and examination, I ordered comprehensive blood testing which included TSH, Free T3, Free T4, Reverse T3, Thyroglobulin Antibodies and TPO Antibodies.
Her results revealed low thyroid function, and her antibodies were elevated. This indicated an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s thyroid disease, which happens to be the most common cause of hypothyroidism.
Besides providing treatment for her back and foot pain, I put her on a comprehensive wellness program with supplements and a personalized diet. The end result was that all of her symptoms cleared up and she lost 50 pounds! And that was without any medication.
Interestingly, her TSH, Free T4 and Free T3 were within the “normal” lab ranges but one of her antibodies was elevated, confirming the diagnosis. This is one reason why so many cases go undetected, as you can have “normal” lab values and still have a thyroid condition.
Often times, prescription thyroid hormones are needed. If so, many individuals do much better on the natural desiccated thyroid prescriptions rather than the synthetic hormones.
The great thing about discovering a low thyroid condition is that you can dramatically improve your energy and clear up many different, long-lasting symptoms by just fixing your thyroid!
If you or a family member would like any help with testing your thyroid or guidance in this area, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 561-627-5800. We would be happy to help.
Yours for Optimal Health,
Dr. Tom Rofrano