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Why are patients intrigued by Functional medicine in Toronto?
If you’re experiencing symptoms like fatigue, memory problems, weight gain or loss, constipation, low mood, feeling cold, or puffy eyes, you may have under-active or over-active levels of TSH, the thyroid stimulating hormone. After assessing your TSH, Free T4, FreeT3 and Anti Thyroid Antibodies levels through a blood test, thyroid imbalances are typically treated with thyroid replacement hormone. But many patients often still complain about symptoms.
Is there more to the thyroid story than just your TSH?
The truth is that your thyroid levels may not be balanced, even if your blood test is normal.
There are three types of hypothyroidism:
1. Hypothyroid: Low output of thyroid hormone – low T4 and low T3
Toxins and nutritional deficiencies can affect the Thyroid. Proper thyroid function requires iodine, tyrosine, zinc, selenium, vitamins D, B2, B6 and C. In addition to a customised diet and supplement program, Dr. Amauri, ND uses nutritional IV therapy to support your body with the nutrients it needs.
2. Functional hypothyroidism: Poor conversion of inactive T4 to active T3
We not only test TSH levels but also free T4, total T4, free T3 and total T3 hormone levels. Imbalances can be caused by excess estrogen, chronic sleep disturbances, nutritional deficiencies, as well as drugs, chemicals, and toxic metals. Dr. Amauri Caversan, ND will design a detoxification program for your specific needs.
3. Functional hypo-metabolism: Blocked receptors
When lab tests show normal T4/T3 levels, but symptoms of low thyroid still occur, the main cause is usually stress. Cortisol blocks the thyroid receptors and can lead to many types of thyroid symptoms, despite having a “normal” TSH. Dr. Amauri, ND will design a comprehensive treatment for stress reduction, lifestyle changes, and herbs for adrenal support.