Our comprehensive approach to thyroid optimization involves identifying the root cause of dysfunction, assessing thyroid levels through lab testing, and developing a personalized treatment plan that includes addressing underlying issues and providing hormone optimization to support overall health and wellness. At Connected Health and Wellness, our team of experts is dedicated to helping you achieve optimal thyroid function and feel your best.
An Overview of Thyroid Dysfunction
An estimated 20 million Americans have some type of thyroid dysfunction or disease, with 60% of these individuals being unaware of their thyroid health status (American Thyroid Association, 2018).
The adult thyroid gland weighs in at less than an ounce, but makes a big impact on overall health and wellness.
The goal of thyroid optimization is to provide a full laboratory evaluation of thyroid function, address underlying issues that can impact thyroid health, properly treat thyroid dysfunction, ensure that blood levels are OPTIMAL AND NOT JUST NORMAL, and provide the patient with a better understanding of their thyroid health status.
The Causes of Thyroid Dysfunction
Thyroid dysfunction is caused by a multitude of factors including: nutritional deficiencies, hormone imbalance, toxins, stress, medications, poor diet, age, infections, inflammation, sleep deficit, and autoimmune disease. These factors can impact thyroid hormone production, leading to an imbalance in thyroid hormone levels in the body.
The Importance of Comprehensive Thyroid Care
Routine thyroid testing often does not capture a whole picture of thyroid health, leaving patients without answers and with troubling symptoms. The goal of thyroid optimization is to provide a full laboratory evaluation of thyroid function, address underlying issues that can impact thyroid health, properly treat thyroid dysfunction, ensure that blood levels are optimal and not just normal, and provide the patient with a better understanding of their thyroid health status.
Optimal thyroid levels are key to feeling your best. At Connected Health and Wellness, we provide comprehensive thyroid testing to ensure that your thyroid levels are where they should be. We also offer hormone optimization to support overall health and wellness.
We believe in addressing the root cause of thyroid dysfunction. Our approach to thyroid optimization involves looking at the big picture and addressing any underlying factors that could be impacting thyroid health.
Managing thyroid dysfunction can be a complex process, but we are here to help. Our team of experts will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs.
Take Control of Your Thyroid Health Today
Don’t let thyroid dysfunction control your life. Schedule an appointment with Connected Health and Wellness to get a comprehensive thyroid evaluation and personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
Don’t Let Thyroid Dysfunction Control Your Life
If you are experiencing symptoms of thyroid dysfunction, or if you simply want to ensure that your thyroid levels are where they should be, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with Connected Health and Wellness today. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date and effective thyroid care to help you feel your best.
What to Expect
Common Tyroid Symptoms
- Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
- Brain fog
- Hair loss or thinning
Common Tyroid Treatments
Treatment for thyroid dysfunction is highly individualized and varies based on the underlying cause and severity of the condition. At Connected Health and Wellness, our expert team may recommend a variety of treatment options, including:
- Supplementation support
- Thyroid replacement medication
- Low dose naltrexone for Hashimoto’s.
Visits are generally 30-45 minutes in length
What is the thyroid gland and what does it do?
The thyroid is a hormone producing gland that regulates many functions of the body and plays a major role in energy and metabolism.
What are the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction?
Symptoms of thyroid dysfunction may overlap with other diseases. It is important to look at the whole person when assessing thyroid dysfunction. Symptoms can include: fatigue, difficulty with weight loss, brain fog, constipation, insomnia, anxiety/depression, dyslipidemia, hair loss, skin changes, heat/cold intolerance, and exercise intolerance.
How is thyroid dysfunction diagnosed?
Thyroid dysfunction is diagnosed with lab testing and assessing patient symptoms.
What is the difference between normal and optimal thyroid levels?
Optimal thyroid levels reflect the whole clinical picture of the health of the thyroid, these levels are benchmarked by healthy patient levels and take into account symptoms of suboptimal thyroid function.
What are the causes of thyroid dysfunction?
Causes of thyroid dysfunction are complex and include hormonal imbalance, genetics, autoimmune disease, poor gut health, surgery, illness, poor nutrition, and stress.
Can thyroid dysfunction be prevented?
Some thyroid dysfunction cannot be prevented. Some forms of thyroid disease are caused by genetics or sudden fluctuations in hormone levels like during pregnancy. Other forms of dysfunction from systemic inflammation can be prevented by diet and lifestyle.