Thyroid optimization is for those individuals who are receiving thyroid replacement but are still feeling not "quite right" or for individuals who have many of the symptoms of a slow thyroid but their lab results may be in the "normal range". Having your thyroid levels in an optimal range have been shown to reduce the risk of a heart attack, help with weight loss, and lower cholesterol levels.
If the thyroid is not in balance, you may have symptoms even if your blood tests are in the normal range. In recognition of this, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists recommends that the normal range for the TSH test be changed to 0.3 up to 3.04 mIU/L.
The following are symptoms of a slow thyroid: low energy, fatigue, depression, weight gain, cold hands and feet, slowness of thought, puffy facial swelling, fluid retention, dry skin, brittle nails, constipation, irregular menstrual cycles and fertility problems.
A trial of supplementation of thyroid hormones may be prescribed for individuals whose symptoms, physical signs, and/or blood tests indicate that they may have inadequate thyroid hormone effects for optimal health and quality of life. If you do not need the thyroid supplementation, you will feel worse instead of better when your levels are increased.
Furthermore, if you have Hashimoto's, you will need additional testing, evaluation and treatment options.
The cost is $250 for the initial visit and then $100 for follow-up visits every month. This does not include the cost of the medication.
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Hormone wellness can help maintain your energy, a healthy sexual relationship, and/or your physical and emotional quality of life. Hormones start to drop by 1% to 3% each year, beginning around age 30. Having diminished hormone levels contribute to a variety of symptoms and a slow, steady deterioration to our health. As years pass, these symptoms become even more noticeable as the relationship between them and hormone levels becomes undeniable: diminished sex drive, waning energy, decreased lean muscle and increased body fat, weakened bones and osteoporosis, reduction in skin tone and elasticity, memory lapses, sleeplessness, irritability, mood swings and hair loss, among several others. These symptoms and conditions can be correctable with hormonal optimization, proper exercise and sound nutrient therapies. Based on a comprehensive assessment of your history, symptoms, and blood tests, I can guide you into a lifestyle that maximizes your individual health potential so you can enjoy healthy aging.
I offer compounded topical testosterone cream or Human Chorionic Gonadatropin for testosterone replacement because they have less side effects and more flexibility in dosing. The cost is $250 for the initial visit and then $100 for follow-up visits every month. This does not include the cost of the medication.