Thyroid Diagnosis - What Traditional Medicine Leaves Out
Thyroid disease is very common, with an estimated 20 million people in the United States having a thyroid disorder. In addition, women are five to eight times more likely to have a thyroid condition than men.
In traditional medicine, Thyroid Disease is diagnosed through a simple process.
The process looks something like this:
You'll first start showing the usual symptoms associated with thyroid disease.
Your symptoms can include:
- Feeling tired.
- Gaining weight.
- Having unexplained weight loss.
- Difficulty sleeping.
- Experiencing forgetfulness.
- Having frequent and heavy menstrual periods.
- Having dry and coarse hair.
- Experiencing an intolerance to cold temperatures.
If you have any of these symptoms, the next step is typically for your doctor to order a blood test to check your TSH levels.
TSH, or Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, is the specific marker used to detect thyroid disorders.
Your TSH level will be the marker that indicates whether you have Hyperthyroidism or Hypothyroidism.
- An elevated TSH test result means you have hypothyroidism.
- A suppressed TSH test result means you have hyperthyroidism.
Depending on your condition, your doctor will prescribe you the medication needed to get your TSH in the normal range.
And typically - that's how you are diagnosed, and your symptoms are managed. In addition, you may also be required to get a blood test every so often to check your TSH levels.
And that's it.
Many of my patients have told me they felt like this was it for them.
They just resigned to the fact that they would be on medication for the rest of their lives.
I'm here to tell you; this is simply not true.
This is what's typical of a traditional medicine Thyroid diagnosis:
- Your doctor hasn't run necessary tests beyond TSH.
- Your doctor doesn't work with you to find the root cause of your thyroid disease.
- Your doctor hasn't addressed other lifestyle changes you could make.
If the statements above are accurate for your health care situation - I want you to know that I can help you.
We have been taught to trust that modern medicine is accurate and adequate. But the fact of the matter is that thyroid disease is one of the most misdiagnosed conditions in America.
We can get to the root of your thyroid disease through a functional medicine approach and help you begin to heal.
Our clinical model uses personalized, comprehensive care plans based on the root causes of your unique situation and symptoms.
We work to identify the underlying causes of your thyroid condition by using the most advanced testing to date - beyond just testing your TSH levels.
We will never treat you like a diagnosis. You are an individual with varying needs. Our innovative approach to treatment has been highly effective in treating and even overcoming thyroid disease.
Are you at your breaking point with traditional medicine?
Are you tired of taking your thyroid medication?
Are you ready to heal?
It's time for a change.
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