Thyroid Dysfunction

Hypothyroidism is extremely common, but often goes undetected. Standard blood tests miss the majority of low thyroid patients, and many labs still use an outdated range for thyroid hormones. Even when a patient is diagnosed with hypothyroidism, most doctors treat the disorder improperly or sub-optimally with T4- only medications such as Synthroid, Levoxyl, or Levothyroxine. This treatment can cause the patient’s lab results to look “normal” while the patient still feels exhausted or cannot lose weight. Proper thyroid hormone levels aren’t important only for your energy and metabolism. Health conditions shown to be caused or associated with low tissue thyroid levels include diabetes, insulin resistance, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome,  bromyalgia, PMS, autoimmune disease, iron de ciency, chronic stress, and chronic pain.

Low Thyroid Symptoms:

  • fatigue
  • excessive amount of sleep required
  • increase in weight gain even with low-calorie diet
  • joint pain and muscle cramps
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • constipation
  • hypersensitivity to cold weather
  • poor circulation and numbness in hands and feet migraines
  • poor concentration or memory
  • itchy dry skin

Low Thyroid Signs:

  • dry or brittle hair
  • hair falls out easily
  • dry skin
  • low axillary temperature
  • edema, especially facial (Myxedema) loss of outside portion of eyebrows)