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Do you find yourself in a constant state of grogginess? Are you having trouble thinking clearly often? Do you have a difficult time losing weight or keeping it off? These are all indicators that you could be suffering from a thyroid deficiency, known as hypothyroidism. At Living Great, we can help.

thyroid-picHaving issues or deficiencies with your thyroid causes an array of issues with the rest of your body. Because your thyroid is the main control center for your metabolism, if it is under active, you will feel like you are constantly exhausted and dragging. Hypothyroidism simply means you have low thyroid hormones. While hypothyroid is extremely common, it often goes undetected. Lab tests will often show thyroid levels are in a normal range, however many of them use outdated range to detect those levels. In fact, Dr. Daryl Turner says up to 60% of individuals go undetected.

Another large reason so many individuals go undetected regarding hypothyroidism is due to understanding that less than 80% of thyroid hormones reside in the blood. Most of them reside in the muscle, brain, and nervous system. As a result, most blood tests expose a fraction of the issue. To ensure more accurate results, the Thyroflex reflex test is necessary addition to include.

Often times, even when a client is diagnosed with hypothyroidism, they are treated improperly. They will be assigned medications like Synthroid, Levoxyl, or Levothyroxine. The issue with these medications is the false affirmation they give in the results. The treatment of these medications can cause the test results to appear normal, but the symptoms of exhaustion or difficulty losing weight will not change.

More than just weight and metabolism management, having low thyroid hormones can ignite numerous health conditions such as: diabetes, depression, chronic fatigue, autoimmune disease, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, iron deficiency, chronic stress, insulin resistance, and PMS.

Don’t fret, Living Great can help! Dr. Wilson is specially trained to identify under active thyroid disorders and can treat them successfully using integrative treatment solutions with cutting-edge technology.

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

Two of the most common symptoms people experience regarding hypothyroidism are fatigue, and inability to lose weight. While these are the most common, there are many other symptoms that occur and can help you identify hypothyroidism. Below is a list of other symptoms that occur when metabolism slows down due to low thyroid hormones.

Weight Gain

Depression

Sensitivity to cold

Muscle or joint aches

Brain fog, including poor memory or concentration

Restless sleep

Brittle, thinning hair and nails

Constipation

Shortness of breath

PMS

Significantly calloused heels

Chronic yeast infections

Low libido

Infertility

Plus much more. In order to determine if hypothyroidism is causing these symptoms, it’s important to know the necessary tests you need to take to avoid false results, or short term solutions. The TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) is a test most doctors use to screen for hypothyroidism. However, this test only measures how well the pituitary is “talking” to the thyroid gland, rather than measuring the actual thyroid hormones. This often causes frustration in patients because their TSH results are “normal”, but because the level of thyroid activity in the body has not been accurately measured, nothing changes. To determine the optimal approach for you, contact Living Great today for the proper testing and evaluation.*

*Note: All testimonials are from real patients at Living great, with real experiences. We do want to recognize that results will vary from person to person.

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