Thyroid hormones can increase energy, help food move through the gastrointestinal tract and increase perspiration. A lack of thyroid hormone can result in a number of health conditions including:
- cold body temperature
- arthritis and muscle cramps
- weight gain
- poor reflexes
Many suffer with symptoms of hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism even after a normal TSH. However, TSH does not provide the only picture on how your thyroid is functioning. Many other tests can be abnormal confirming the patient’s symptoms.
- Full Thyroid Panel: TSH, Free T4, Free T3, TPO, Anti-thyroglobulin, Reverse T3
- Thyroid Panel: TSH, Free T4, Free T3, TPO (thyroid antibodies)
- Iodine Plus urine test: Iodine, Selenium, Bromine and Cadmium test.
Treatment to improve your thyroid health includes nutrition, essential vitamins and minerals and lastly, natural desiccated thyroid hormone (NDR). NDR is composed of a source of mainly T3 and T4 made from porcine, which is essential at balancing your thyroid. This is compounded from a compounding pharmacy and monitored by blood tests to get you to the optimal levels to better your symptoms. Many patients who do not feel better on Synthroid, often feel the energy boost in NDR. This treatment option is available with Dr. Maria Papasodaro, ND.