Some of the most common complaints and symptoms patients struggle are related to the thyroid hormone. Many patients will have their annual labs checked at their primary care physician and are told their thyroid hormones are “normal” or within range. However, “normal” does not always mean optimal or the best. Being deficient in your thyroid hormones does not necessarily give you a diagnosis of hypothyroidism. Many Americans have “normal” TSH, T3, and T4 levels but still, suffer from many of the same symptoms of thyroid deficiency.
There are over 200 symptoms that could be related to your thyroid hormones not being at an optimal level such as:
- Tired, fatigued even after adequate sleep
- Thin hair, thin skin, thin nails
- Weight gain, increased body fat
- Inability to lose weight despite extreme exercising and diets
- Loss of cognition, memory
- Menstrual irregularities
- Constipation, bloated
- Poor sense of well-being
- Decline in motivation
- Loss of energy
Typically, we treat patients with a combination of T3 and T4 known as desiccated thyroid. Desiccated thyroid is available commercially and at our compound pharmacy and is also known as Armour Thyroid or Naturethroid. We will test your lab values and evaluate your symptoms monthly until the optimal dose is achieved.
At Live Young Wellness Spa, we strive to make our patients feel there very best and focus on symptom management rather than lab values. We want our patients to be optimal, not normal.