Are you always tired?  Have your thyroid tests come back “normal”?  You may still have sub-optimal thyroid function.

 

What role does the thyroid have in the body?

by Sharon Erdrich
The thyroid gland is a bow-tie shaped gland that sits at the front of your neck,  just below the Adam’s apple. It produces thyroid hormones called T4 and T3. These hormones are important in regulating just about every cell and function in your body, including those in the central nervous system, heart, liver, kidneys, skin, bone and muscles. Among its most important functions is the control of the rate of metabolism, heat production and oxygen consumption.

Currently eight million dollars worth of thyroid tests are ordered by the medical community every year in New Zealand. Despite this, recognition and treatment of thyroid disease remains inadequate. As a result, patients with sub-clinical hypothyroidism remain untreated or under treated.

Women are 7 times more likely than men to develop hypothyroidism than men!

A healthy functioning thyroid is critical to the wellbeing of your entire body. A quick 4 minute test can reveal accurate thyroid function, revealing a possible over or underactive thyroid.

Fill out the questionnaire below. If the results suggest a Thyroflex test is advisable:


or give us a call 09 846 5566

Manifestations of Hypothyroid

Neurological symptoms
  • Headache
  • Paresthesias (skin sensation, with no apparent physical cause)
  • Cerebellar ataxia (in-coordination)
  • Deafness (nerve or conduction)
  • Vertigo or Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
Cognitive Deficits
  • Calculation, memory, reduced attention span
  • Sleep apnea
  • Myxedema coma
Psychiatric Syndromes
  • Depression
  • Schizoid or affective psychoses
  • Bipolar disorders
Skeletal System
  • Arthralgias (joint stiffness)
  • Joint Effusions & Pseudogout (arthritic condition)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Polymyalgia (muscle pain and stiffness)

 

Risks of Subclinical Hypothyroid

  • Sudden Death
  • High or Low blood pressure
  • High Cholesterol & other blood fats
  • Vascular (blood vessel) disease
  • Diabetes
  • Neurological (Parkinsons-like diseases)
  • Double Alzheimer’s risk
  • Arthritis and Inflammatory diseases
  • Pregnancy complications

Thyroid Symptom Survey

Do you suffer from symptoms associated with thyroid dysfunction?
Fill out the symptom survey below:

thyroidsurvey

If you scored more than 8 on they hypo section or any score in the hyper-section make an appointment:


or give us a call 09 846 5566

 request an appointment to have your thyroid function tested using Thyroflex today.

Can something else be causing my fatigue?

Absolutely! There are a number of things that can contribute to fatigue. A thorough health appraisal will help to identify what might be contributing. See our page on Fatigue for more information.



or give us a call 09 846 5566