Dr. Spurlock Explains Reverse T3 Syndrome
The thyroid gland is a small butterfly-shaped organ in the front of your neck. Though it only produces 1 tsp. of thyroid hormone per year, it is critical for your overall health and drives the metabolic rate of every cell in your body. The thyroid is a master hormone. It regulates temperature, metabolism, and cerebral function. It is a massive contributor to energy levels and the body’s ability to maintain a constant temperature. Thyroid hormone helps remove cellular waste, increases fat breakdown, improves hair growth on the scalp and eyebrows, and reduces cholesterol levels and body weight. It is vital in the prevention of cognitive deterioration. The thyroid hormone is critical for fertility in women. Many women who go through expensive infertility treatments simply need thyroid hormone replacement. Think of the thyroid hormone as the overseer of the body, telling all the other organs to get to work!
Most individuals have varying combinations and severity levels of these symptoms. Here at Renewed Vitality, Dr. Spurlock and his Nurse Practitioner, Roxana Cocos, do a thorough panel of tests to check out every aspect of thyroid hormone production and its utilization in the body. Even if you have been tested before and were told that your thyroid levels are “normal,” if you still have some of these symptoms, you should come to see us for testing. Here at Renewed Vitality, we do a thorough panel of tests to check out every aspect of thyroid hormone production and its utilization in the body, and we know how to treat the root problem. Our tests are much more thorough than most. And we do not use antiquated systems of reading the results of those tests as is very common in the medical industry. The reason for this is that most providers only test your TSH and possibly T4. This type of testing is not going to give you a comprehensive look at your thyroid, and you may be treated incorrectly. When this happens, you may be on the wrong thyroid medication and you won’t feel any better. Our providers always run a complete thyroid panel to include:
- Reverse T3
- Antibodies (which would indicate Hashimoto’s Disease, which is an autoimmune disorder)
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