Do you have any of those symptoms? Has your doctor told you your thyroid is normal but you are still feeling lousy? You may be one of Millions of Americans suffering from undiagnosed Thyroid Disorder.
Thyroid hormones convert oxygen and calories into energy. This process is known as metabolism. Every cell in the body depends upon thyroid hormones for their metabolism.
However, sometimes thyroid dysfunction occurs. People may have either too much thyroid hormone (hyperthyroid) or too little (hypothyroid.) Common symptoms of Hypothyroidism include fatigue, weight gain, constipation, fuzzy thinking, low blood pressure, fluid retention, depression, body pain, slow reflexes, and much more. The symptoms of hyperthyroidism tend to reflect the rapid metabolism that results from an oversupply of thyroid hormone. Common symptoms include anxiety, insomnia, rapid weight loss, diarrhea, high heart rate, high blood pressure, eye sensitivity/bulging and vision disturbances, and many other concerns
Thyroid is the most important hormone in the body for controlling weight and body fat. Besides weight gain and stubborn fat, common problems associated with thyroid dysfunction are:
The classic thyroid panel ordered by most physicians consists of only three tests: Total T4, Free T4 and TSH. At Restore Health Center we believe that these three tests alone do not give adequate insight into your current level of thyroid function. We prefer the more comprehensive 6-test panel which includes: Total T4, Free T4, TSH, T3, Reverse T3, and TPO. Many practitioners are simply not familiar with those parameters and will not test for them.
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