There are many forms of thyroid hormone replacement.
Synthetic forms contain either T4 or T3 and include Synthroid, Levothyroxine, Cytomel and Liothyronine.
Bioidentical forms contain BOTH T4 and T3 and include Armour thyroid, Nature-Throid, Dessicated thyroid.
The two most common conditions affecting your thyroid are Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.
Hypothyroidism, also called underactive thyroid or low thyroid, is a disorder in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone.
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition where your immune system produces proteins that can block the normal functioning of your thyroid.
Thyroid imbalance may also lead to cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis and female infertility.
Do you have any of these symptoms?
Low Energy / Fatigue
Weight Gain / Difficulty Losing Weight
Loss of Memory / Brain Fog
Depression / Anxiety / Irritability
Muscle Cramps / Muscle Aches
Cold Intolerance / Sensitivity To Cold
A full evaluation of your thyroid is important.
Many patients have been told that their thyroid level was checked and that it was "normal", yet they are fatigued, can't lose weight, hair is falling out, etc. In these patients, it's important to check a full thyroid panel (TSH, T4, T3, thyroid antibodies, etc).
To determine if Thyroid Replacement Therapy is right for you:
We discuss your symptoms and issues
We perform a comprehensive laboratory test looking at a full panel of your hormone levels
Based on your symptoms and levels, we determine which therapy is appropriate.
Let's check your levels, your body may be suffering from low thyroid.
If you have difficulty losing weight despite optimal diet and exercise, you may have a thyroid condition.
An imbalance in one or more of these areas - hormones, nutrients, toxin clearance, mind and body - can play a role in your symptoms or conditions. In turn, these imbalances can affect multiple body systems including the nervous system, digestion, immune and metabolic systems. Most importantly, it helps us discover the root causes of your symptoms or conditions.
Restoration of optimal functioning in these areas can play an important role in your overall health, healing and wellness. It can also help you with long-term prevention strategies from chronic disease.
Dr. Chua developed this protocol based on training from SaJune Institute for Restorative and Regenerative Medicine.