Low Thyroid Testing

Low Thyroid Testing in Greenville SC

Thyroid dysfunction is on the rise these days especially among women. Did you know that women are five to eight times more likely to have thyroid problems than men? It is estimated that one woman in eight will develop a thyroid disorder during her lifetime.

The scariest aspect of thyroid issues is that many people are unaware of their condition. It’s estimated that 60% of people with a thyroid condition don’t even realize that they have a thyroid disorder. This is partly because symptoms of thyroid can easily be attributed to other health concerns; but another problem is that traditional medicine relies solely on TSH testing to diagnose thyroid conditions.

Unfortunately, there are a few problems with this model for care. 1) The root cause of the thyroid condition must be determined in order to effectively manage it. 2) There are actually at least six thyroid markers that need to be checked in order to properly diagnose a thyroid disorder. It’s very important to have comprehensive testing done in order to get a complete picture of your health and effectively manage your thyroid problem.

Many patients are looking to functional wellness for solutions. A functional wellness provider is trained to evaluate the body as a whole operating system. They focus on underlying causes rather than isolated symptoms. They do this by gathering a lot of information in order to get the complete picture of your health. Not only do they do a complete physical examination, they also run lab tests that include a complete blood chemistry panel, as well as saliva, stool and urine tests. They also spend time going over your past health history, current condition and symptoms, and family health history.

Once they analyze all of your information, they will create a care plan that is customized to your individual needs. This is much different than the “one size fits all” approach that you experience with traditional medicine. Functional wellness providers understand that customized care is the best way for their patients to achieve long-term results. Their goal is for you to learn about your thyroid condition and how to manage it for a lifetime. When you’re ready to reclaim not only your health, but also your life, then it’s time to seek the assistance of a functional wellness provider.

Schedule your FREE thyroid consultation today and learn how we may be able to help your thyroid symptoms.