Thyroid Disease Treatment

Thyroid Issues

Man suffering from Thyroid condition that we treat naturally at LifeWorks

On a global scale, a staggering 200 million people have problems with their thyroid glands, with over 50 percent remaining undiagnosed. In the US alone, the number of people with thyroid symptoms is running close to epidemic levels and equally as worrying is the number of un-diagnosed or mis-diagnosed cases.

The two most common forms of thyroid disease are Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism and as their names suggest, they are at opposite end of the scale.

When it functions as it should, the thyroid will produce T3 and T4 at a 20% – 80% ratio. An under-production of these hormones will slow down the body’s metabolism, causing Hypothyroidism. Common Hypothyroidism symptoms of this condition are weight-gain despite eating sensibly, feeling cold, fatigue, depression and possibly increased blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Hyperthyroidism occurs when an excess of T3 and T4 speeds up the body’s metabolism and, if the mild condition is left untreated it can lead to complications such as severe weight-loss despite a healthy appetite, nervousness, staring eyes, accelerated heart rate and insomnia.  (continues below the video)

Watch the video below to see Dr. George Springer discuss the Thyroid.

How we treat Thyroid Issues at LifeWorks

The thyroid affects all the other hormones in the body and its proper regulation is essential to good hormonal balance and health.  With the disturbing increase in thyroid disease, we suggest that an annual screening of thyroid function be done. This would include blood tests that check on thyroid hormone levels and body iodine levels.

When a patient is suspected to have a thyroid disorder a comprehensive thyroid profile is ordered, in the form of a blood test. The test results will give precise measurements of Free T3 and T4 and their ratios to each other. If the results indicate that for example, the patient’s T3 level is too low then the patient will be checked for deficiencies in essential nutrients which are required for hormone production. Many times this will correct the thyroid without the need for prescription hormones.

We have helped many Tampa Bay residents with their thyroid issues and we can help you, too.

For more information please call our Clearwater clinic at 727 466 6789.

Related Conditions

Closeup of a person with belly fat. We treat obesity naturally at LifeWorks

Obesity

True obesity (defined as a 20 percent excess of body weight) can cause physical problems. If your weight is enough to restrict movement it may be difficult to take exercise. A...

Continue reading

Related Treatments

Man suffering from Thryroid disease. We treat them naturally at LifeWorks

Thyroid Disease Solutions

Thyroid Disease Solutions Since 1997, we’ve been using safe and all natural treatments to help our patients with a variety of thyroid conditions such as Hypothyroidism, Hyp...

Continue reading

Lab tests we offer at our clinic: Detailed Health Screen, Chronic Fatigue Immune Profile, Digestive Integrity Analysis

Laboratory Tests

At LifeWorks, the key is diagnosis. And the key to fast and effective diagnosis is our sophisticated battery of tests. The results of these tests give our practitioners exactl...

Continue reading

A happy woman who got rid of menopause symptoms thanks to our alternative therapies

Menopause Symptom Relief

Very often the only facts that a woman knows about menopause in advance is that one day her menstrual cycle will cease, her child bearing years will be over and she may get so...

Continue reading

Dr. Minkoff

About Dr. Minkoff

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego. He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine. In 1992, Dr. Minkoff’s attended a lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Bland, widely considered the father of functional medicine, during which he had a eureka moment, and began pursuing the alternative health field with a vengeance, studying under the most accomplished thought leaders on natural & integrative healing. In 1997 Dr. Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic to help friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into Lifeworks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States.