If not functioning adequately, the thyroid and adrenal system are responsible for many disorders. Our doctors can help you.
Abnormal thyroid function – both too high and too low – is most often the result of an autoimmune phenomenon – when your own immune system is stimulated to attack your thyroid gland inappropriately. Graves’s disease causes hyperthyroidism – an overactive thyroid gland. Hashimoto’s disease causes hypothyroidism – an underactive thyroid gland. It is not only essential to support your thyroid and balance your thyroid hormones, it is also imperative to identify the triggers that are inappropriately stimulating your immune system. Patients with one autoimmune disorder are at least three times more likely to develop another autoimmune disorder if not properly treated.
The list for symptoms of abnormal thyroid function is huge. Basically if you ask – “Could this be attributed to abnormal thyroid function?” – The answer would be yes.
The most commonly replaced thyroid hormone is called Thyroxine– known as T4. Thyroxine is converted to Triiodothyronine– known as T3 –which is the actual ACTIVE thyroid hormone. For multiple reasons including nutritional deficiencies and environmental toxins, some people are unable to adequately convert T4 to T3. These people convert too much of their T4 to Reverse T3, another thyroid hormone. Reverse T3 can actually block the action of T3 causing symptoms of low thyroid function. In this case, just taking T4 can make you worse. The treatment is improving conversion of T4 to T3 and treating with T3 if necessary.
In addition to treating with both T4 and T3 as appropriate, the providers at Restorative Wellness MD will help to maximize thyroid health as well as increase the conversion of the inactive hormone T4 to the active hormone T3. They will advise on the nutrients needed like zinc, selenium, iodine, iron, B Vitamins, Vitamin A and Vitamin D3. They will try to remove or change medications that interfere with thyroid activity including birth control pills, beta blockers and anti-depressant medications, and educate on environmental toxins such as heavy metals, pesticides, plastics, chloride and fluoride that interfere with thyroid function.
The adrenal glands, two little glands that sit on top of the kidneys, work closely with the thyroid gland. Importantly, they are the body’s source for cortisol and are a major producer for both female and male sex hormones. Strong healthy adrenal glands are essential for optimal aging. At Restorative Wellness MD, we help to identify and treat the triggers that adversely affect adrenal function like stress itself, sleep apnea, infection, food allergies, glucose intolerance, nutritional deficiencies, toxins, and heavy metals. We provide stress management guidance, nutrients necessary for maximal adrenal function, and calming herbal supplements to support the brain’s signaling to the adrenal glands.
Remember, if you want to learn more, call and speak with a BodyLogicMD consultant who will be happy to answer your questions. In addition, you can find out more by coming to our monthly seminars and taking advantage of an hour presentation followed by a 10-minute complimentary Question and Answer session with Dr. Julie Kissel or Dr. Gaurang Shah. If you like what you hear and wish to go further, you can then schedule a complete assessment and consultation
One of our doctors and their team look forward to addressing your health concerns and providing relief and healing for the long term.
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