Thursday, July 12, 2012

Thyroid {help} In Houston Texas

Why 80% of Women On Thyroid Medications WILL CONTINUE TO SUFFER With Symptoms...

and

What You Can Do To FINALLY End Your Suffering!

Some 20 million Americans are affected by thyroid disorders…that is 1 in every 13 people!

And more than half of those people are unaware they have a thyroid problem because it frequently goes undiagnosed…until it gets severe.

According to the National Women’s Health Information Center, 1 in 8 women will experience a thyroid disorder during their lifetime.

The reason why may surprise you because I’m sure you’ve never heard it explained to you…that’s because most doctors are only vaguely familiar with thyroid disorders.

Using my background in functional neurology, functional endocrinology and functional immunology has allowed my patients to return to the life they always knew they wanted, a life free of hypothyroid symptoms!
Thyroid Treatment with Real & Lasting Results is now within your reach!

After studying more about thyroid disorders, I realized how poorly diagnosed and treated thyroid conditions are. I also noticed a very disturbing trend in the current treatment approach for these conditions, which I’ll reveal in a moment…

First, let’s learn more about how the thyroid works...

In healthy people, the thyroid makes just the right amounts of two hormones, T3 and T4.
These hormones have important actions throughout the body. Most importantly, they regulate many aspects of our metabolism, affecting how many calories we burn, how warm we feel, how much we weigh…and our general well-being.

In short, the thyroid "runs" our metabolism—it’s literally the “gas pedal” of the body.

Thyroid hormones also have direct effects on most organs, including the heart which beats faster and harder under the influence of increased thyroid hormones (this is why heart problems can often accompany chronic thyroid problems in women, and perhaps why heart problems are more common in women under the age of 50).

T3 is the more biologically active hormone (it’s more important for cellular function), and in fact most of T4 (80%) is converted to T3 in the body’s peripheral tissues. So T4 is just a precursor for the more active hormone, T3.

One of the problems in some thyroid disorders is that you may have trouble converting T4 to T3 in your tissues (have you been checked for this?). This can create a deficiency of T3, disrupting the body’s ability to properly regulate metabolism…leading to specific symptoms.

One of the controversial aspects of the most common thyroid medication, Synthroid, is that it is only T4. If you have difficulty converting T4 to T3 (and Synthroid is a synthetic form of T4, mind you) then this medication is not as effective.

Iodine is the primary element of T3 and T4 (T3 contains three iodine molecules and T4 contains four iodine molecules, respectively). This makes iodine essential to the production of these two important thyroid hormones.

In the United States, we rarely have an Iodine deficiency because of added iodine in the diet. In fact treating hypothyroidism in America with Iodine without a confirmation of Iodine deficiency through blood tests should NEVER be done!

Adding Iodine to a person in the absence of an Iodine deficiency increases that person's chances of acquiring an Auto Immune Disease of the Thyroid. I'll have more on that in a little while...

Before we go any further, let’s cover the three primary types of thyroid conditions:

Hypothyroidism
Hyperthyroidism or Grave’s
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism (slow thyroid)

Do you feel fatigued, tired or sluggish?

Do you have cold feet and/or hands?

Do you require excessive amounts of sleep to function?

Do you gain weight easily or have difficulty losing weight?

Do you have difficult or infrequent bowel movements (constipation)?

Are you depressed?

Do you lack motivation?

Do you suffer from morning headaches that wear off as the day progresses?

Do you suffer from thinning hair or excessive hair falling out?

Do you suffer from dryness of the skin and/or scalp?

Do you suffer from mental sluggishness?

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the body lacks sufficient thyroid hormones or is unable to utilize the hormone that is available.

Since the main purpose of thyroid hormones is to "run the body's metabolism," it is logical that people with this condition will have symptoms associated with a slow metabolism.

Millions of Americans have this more common medical condition…and it often goes undetected in the early stages. Were you told that your results were “normal” and yet you continue to have symptoms?

Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism or Grave’s Disease (over-functioning thyroid)

Do you experience heart palpitations?
Do you suffer from inward trembling?
Do you have an increased pulse even at rest?
Are you nervous and/or emotional?
Do you suffer from insomnia?
Do you experience night sweats?
Do you have difficulty gaining weight?

Hyperthyroidism is the medical term to describe an over production of thyroid hormones. Although this condition is less common, it can precede a slowing down of the thyroid.

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Is To Blame For About 80% of ALL Americans Suffering With Low Thyroid Symptoms!

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a condition in which the body’s immune system attacks the thyroid gland (this is an auto-immune disorder).

The diagnosed may be made through thyroid antibodies, however that is not always the case due to the length of time a patient has been afflicted with this autoimmune thyroid disease. They may not be actively making antibodies due in large part to their immune system is just plain tired!

Patients suffering from Hashimoto’s thyroiditis will experience symptoms of hypothyroidism AND hyperthyroidism…MEANING they will experience some or ALL of the above symptoms.

Treating this with thyroid replacement hormones does nothing to stop the destruction of your thyroid! Yes, you need the hormone replacement, however the underlying problem is that your body is eating away at your own thyroid gland!

For as long as you and those that treat you ignore this immune system assault on your thyroid you will never feel healthy!
In fact you will continue to deteriorate!

There is an 80% chance that this is what is causing your continued symptoms, and it will continue to make you miserable, depressed, over weight and fatigued and your blood work will be quote "normal" .
However, you will feel anything but normal!

Since the thyroid gland controls the body’s metabolism, it can affect all of the systems of the body such as the gut, liver, gall bladder, hormones, cholesterol, brain (via neurotransmitters), adrenal glands, breasts, ovaries, and heart.

This is EXACTLY why your thyroid NEEDS to function at its optimal level.

Now, back to that disturbing trend I observed concerning the treatment of thyroid conditions…the disturbing trend: most thyroid sufferers are treated exactly the same!

This really bothers me because I understand from my knowledge of neurology that no two people react the same…especially with endocrine dysfunction.

Then why are all thyroid sufferers treated the same???

Did you know that there are MANY different blood tests that can be analyzed in order to determine exactly how your thyroid is affected? Most doctors just use the same old blood tests and never bother checking beyond those.

A vast majority of thyroid disease patients could be symptom free with using natural thyroid treatment methods.

Please don’t think that you should discontinue your medication.

I am NOT here to tell you to stop taking your current medications.

Our office would NEVER do that!

We actually work WITH your M.D. to get you feeling better as quickly as possible.

How do we do this?

We use very specific blood tests, which may include any or all of the following, depending on individual determination:

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH): the message sent from a gland in the brain (pituitary) to the thyroid
Free T3: an important hormone produced by the thyroid gland, considered to be the more biologically active hormone of the thyroid
Free T4: another important hormone produced by the thyroid gland
Thyroid Antibodies (TGB & TPO): checked in suspected cases of autoimmune thyroid disorders (see below)
Reverse T3: this is a wayward (or “reverse”) version of T3 and causes problems
Total T4: this is a reflection of how much total T4 hormone there is in the blood
Free Thyroxine Index (FTI): this is an estimate of how much thyroxine is in the blood
Resin T3 Uptake: this test measures the unsaturated binding sites on the thyroid proteins
Complete Metabolic Profile (CMP): checks electrolytes, blood sugar, and other markers that can indicate any disturbances in physiology
Lipid Panel: cholesterol, LDL, HDL, etc. because these can be related to endocrine dysfunction
Complete Blood Count (CBC) w/differential: this checks your cells counts—white blood cells, red blood cells, and so forth as well as a specific breakdown of certain white cells that can indicate an often overlooked pattern of endocrine change
Urinalysis: sometimes we discover substances your body is eliminating in the urine that shouldn’t be there

We ALSO test to see if you have an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease is where your immune system attacks a particular area of the body (like the thyroid, for instance), so we test for specific thyroid antibodies to determine if YOU suffer from an autoimmune thyroid disease.

We can also check for certain food protein antibodies, myelin (fatty sheath around the nerves) antibodies, cerebellar (back part of the brain controlling balance, coordinated movement, and spinal muscles) antibodies.

Additionally we can test your adrenal glands (small glands on top of the kidneys) via an Adrenal Stress Index (ASI), many thyroid sufferers also suffer from adrenal problems.

Have you EVER been checked for any of the above antibodies or had an ASI?

Remember: NO TWO THYROID PATIENTS ARE ALIKE SO NOT ALL THYROID PATIENTS SHOULD EVER BE TREATED ALIKE!

Based on your PERSONAL blood chemistry, we can quickly determine what course of action will benefit you the most and get you on the road to recovery.

IF NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS ARE NOT BASED ON YOUR CURRENT BLOOD WORK, THEN THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE MOST LIKELY INACCURATE!

YOUR SPECIFIC CONDITION MUST BE ANALYZED VIA YOUR BLOOD CHEMISTRY RESULTS IN ORDER TO MAKE EFFECTIVE NUTRITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS!
In fact not doing so could make your thyroid condition that much worse!

Thyroid Treatment in Houston Texas is now a reality. Come to our free information packed educational Thyroid Workshop this Saturday, June 14, 2012 at 11:00 A.M.! Call 281-812-8101
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