Do you wonder if your thyroid is working properly? You are not alone. One in eight women have a thyroid disorder, and 12% of the American population as a whole suffers from thyroid disease.
The thyroid is the master coordinator of metabolism. Thyroid hormone effects are far reaching, affecting mood, digestion, memory, skin, hair, weight, and even cardiac health. There are a variety of opinions when it comes to managing and measuring thyroid function. Our doctors at Age Management Center take a regenerative medicine approach that focuses on optimizing hormone levels and thyroid gland function. Our medications are prescription bioidentical hormones that work just like your own thyroid hormones should be working. We also use high-quality vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements to maximize your results.
There are many reasons why thyroids under or over function – even doctors don’t always know why. Functional medicine has many theories about hypothyroidism from gluten intolerance to leaky guts to environmental chemicals. In many parts of the world, under-functioning thyroid is because of nutritional deficiencies, especially iodine. In developed countries like the United States, the most common cause of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an autoimmune condition where the body attacks and destroys the thyroid gland.
At Age Management Center, we will work with you to understand the cause and treat the problem. We use blood testing to evaluate and monitor thyroid hormone levels including TSH, T3, and T4. If needed, we can order more advanced laboratory studies to further diagnose the root of the problem while we treat the symptoms to help you feel better.