What Makes Us Different For Comprehensive Thyroid Care in Greenville, SC
You will notice many differences right away when you work with New Life Functional Neurology & Endocrinology... where we focus in helping patients who suffer from chronic thyroid dysfunctions.
We are passionate about helping men and women transform their health. Most people who seek our expertise do so because they continue to experience ongoing health challenges without symptom resolution, despite consulting multiple doctors. We have a proven track record of helping patients achieve long-term results when other doctors could not help them. Here are some things to keep in mind when you’re looking for practitioners to help you with your thyroid dysfunction:
Make sure that the practitioners you work with are looking for the underlying causes of your condition, not just treating symptoms. Unfortunately, traditional doctors are trained to diagnose and treat symptoms. Typically this involves prescribing some sort of medication for the symptoms and this rarely results in patients actually feeling better for two reasons: 1) The root cause of the condition is being overlooked. 2) The medication often leave patients feeling worse due to unwanted side effects. The only way to effectively achieve the results that you’re looking for is to alleviate the underlying causes, which will in turn help your symptoms.
Look for practitioners that will customize your plan of care. Thyroid disorders are complicated and there is no “magic pill” that cures all when it comes to your thyroid. Every patient is different and unique and must be treated as such. Sadly, most patients find that a “one size fits all” approach to treatment will rarely achieve the results that they’re looking for.
Make sure that your practitioners are using comprehensive testing to uncover all the reasons for your symptoms. If your practitioner is only testing TSH levels, you may want to consider other options for care. Unfortunately, this is only one thyroid marker that needs to be checked to properly manage a thyroid condition. In addition to TSH, there are at least nine other markers that should also be checked. Make sure that you receive thorough testing that includes a complete blood chemistry panel so that the root causes of your thyroid dysfunction can be determined.
We Offer Comprehensive and Customized Care
Our goal is to locate and correct the root causes of your thyroid condition. Every person is unique and deserves personalized evaluation and care. We spend as much time with you as is necessary to successfully resolve your thyroid issues. We listen carefully to your complete history and the treatments undertaken by prior doctors. We assess your previous labs. Who you are and where you’ve been are extremely important factors in helping create a personalized plan to find the root causes for your condition and successfully help them.
We understand that most thyroid problems are not directly due to dysfunction with the thyroid gland itself but instead are attributable to other causes. This is why we take a comprehensive look at all the underlying reasons for your thyroid trouble before taking corrective action. If you are taking a medication for low thyroid and still feel terrible, we can give you options to turn your health around.
The traditional model for care is based on prescribing a drug to correct your problem in order to change some of your lab values, but unfortunately, it will not correct the root causes of your thyroid problem.
For example, you may have Hashimoto’s disease, which is an autoimmune disease that actually attacks your thyroid gland, making it not work properly. Taking synthetic thyroid hormones will not correct your Hashimoto’s disease and, in most cases you will continue to feel awful. You may also have completed one or two labs to test your thyroid function, but one or two labs cannot paint a complete picture of your thyroid function.
When you’re ready for a comprehensive approach to thyroid issues that will bring you the results you’ve been looking for, contact us today at (864) 757-8500 to schedule your consultation.