The Best Thyroid Assessment

The Best Thyroid Assessment In Greenville SC

Do you continue to suffer with thyroid symptoms, despite being under the care of a physician? Chronic fatigue, insomnia, brain fog and weight gain are just a few of the stubborn symptoms associated with thyroid disorders. When thyroid conditions are left unmanaged, or are inadequately managed, symptoms can become so debilitating, they completely disrupt your life. Symptoms may worsen, other symptoms may arise (including even more serious ones), and health complications can occur. This is why it’s so critical to have a comprehensive assessment of your thyroid condition.

No matter how many clinics or physicians you’ve been to, if you don’t feel well, something has been missed related to your thyroid condition. If this was not the case, you would feel better when your lab results show TSH levels are normal and ‘you’re fine.’ If you’re ready to move beyond this standard procedure for assessment of thyroid disorders and finally start feeling better, seek out the support of a practitioner who is trained in functional wellness.

A functional wellness practitioner will look at much more than TSH levels when assessing your condition. He or she will even look well beyond the thyroid gland. There are two reasons why a comprehensive or holistic, ‘whole body’ approach to your care is essential.

First, the thyroid is a vitally important gland that is involved in or regulates many physiological functions, including the expenditure of energy and growth. You likely know it is related to regulating body temperature and metabolism, which is why it is associated with weight problems. Yet the ways the thyroid functions and its interactions with other glands, organs and systems in the body are quite complex. If the thyroid is not functioning properly, many other body systems may also become unbalanced or begin to malfunction.

It’s also important to look beyond the thyroid gland in assessments because thyroid disorders may in fact be symptoms of other disorders, such as the autoimmune disease known as Hashimoto’s. If you have Hashimoto’s disease, no amount of medication to regulate TSH levels is likely to help you feel better. The disease itself must be addressed. This is just one example of why it’s crucial for your health practitioner to assess your body as a complete system rather than a whole made of individually-functioning, primarily independent parts.

Comprehensive testing is the key to determining exactly what’s causing your thyroid disorder. If you work with a functional wellness practitioner, this will likely involve much more than testing TSH levels. Additional blood work, saliva, stool, and urine testing can provide a much deeper level and wider breadth of information about your health.

By analyzing the results of a wide range of tests and carefully considering your health history, a customized care plan that is highly likely to improve your health and how you feel can be developed. It’s then a matter of working together with your practitioner in therapeutic partnership to help your body heal, recover, and regain function and balance. You can expect to achieve optimal health as you begin to manage your own wellness with support from your practitioner.

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