“Thyroid function is just one part of the ‘Energy Triangle.’ For the absolute best results, you also need to balance hormones and regain adrenal function. The three systems work together like a symphony; if one section of the orchestra is offbeat, the music just doesn’t sound right.”
The thyroid is known as the thermostat of the body. It produces hormones that keep our metabolic rate stable and keep the energy-producing processes, well, producing energy. Proper function of the thyroid is essential for proper body temperature regulation, growth, protein synthesis, and oxygen take-up by the cells. When the thyroid is not working optimally, the rest of the body cannot function properly.
Women are particularly susceptible to thyroid abnormalities. Recent estimates show thyroid disease affects approximately half of the adult population. Having an under-active thyroid, or hypothyroid, is one of the causes of low energy.
Symptoms of Hypothyroid (low thyroid)
- Fatigue and/or exhaustion, as though unable to get enough sleep
- Sensitivity to cold (feeling cold in normal temperature)
- Difficulty losing weight
- Weight gain
- Foggy memory
- Difficulty or absent sweating
- Dry hair
- Hair loss from outer part of eyebrows
- Brittle nails
- Dry, cold, rough and scaly skin
Symptoms of Hyperthyroid (high thyroid)
- Heavy heartbeat (feels like it’s pounding out of your chest)
- Feeling hot and sweaty
- Slight tremors
- Rapid weight loss
- Clammy skin
What To Expect When Meeting With Dr. Conner
Dr. Conner has years of experience in thyroid regulation. He will to be able to supply you with information about treating your particular symptoms and to answer all your questions. Before your actual blood test, you will fill out a simple check-list of your symptoms. This is crucial as this is an important part of your total analysis. Remember, each person is unique and the symptoms are reflective of your individual hormone levels.
Thyroid function is best checked with a blood test. Dr. Conner uses a simple, take-home blood-spot test.
You and Dr. Conner will go over the details of the program and what is involved in bringing your energy and health back. You will be given a home blood-spot test with instructions for your testing. The results come back in about 7 business days after UPS shipment to the lab. Dr. Conner will lay out your plan and contact you to discuss the therapy.
Getting Your Prescription
Certain thyroid conditions can be resolved with supplementation along with specific diet and lifestyle changes. Some patients prefer this natural route while other desire prescription medication. Dr. Conner will discuss these options with you. Dr. Conner prefers to use the natural thyroid product Armour Thyroid.