May 25, 2018
May 25th is World Thyroid Day. Thyroid function is central to so many different systems and functions in the body from metabolism, to mood, to inflammation and hormone balance, to immune system function.
Here are some interesting facts that you may not know about thyroid function:
- Some of the physical signs of low thyroid function (hypothyroidism) are: Puffy physical appearance with swollen face and bags under the eyes, overweight, dry, rough, brittle hair and nails, thinning of the outside third of the eyebrows, and diffuse hair loss.
- Proper thyroid hormone replacement therapy can be one of the best antidepressants available, bringing energy and an improved mood.
- Thyroid hormones support detoxification within and in between the over 30 trillion cells in your body.
- Avoid high protein meals at night if you have low thyroid function as it slows down the conversion of T4 to the active T3 hormone.
When properly balanced and supported, your thyroid gland can help you live a healthier and happier life. I recommend getting properly tested and treated by a doctor who is skilled in looking beyond the standard blood tests and prescription of T4 and can offer you a broader look at what is happening and how to best treat it.
January 13, 2012
Feedback from physicians and pharmacists in attendance at Dr. Cushman’s lecture last month on this topic was extremely positive (e.g. “This was absolutely the best explanation of thyroid problems I have ever heard; ” “Excellent presentation”)
Innovative Strategies for Optimizing Thyroid Function; Continuing Medical Education Credits for Healthcare Professionals
New research suggests that 13 million Americans, twice the amount we previously thought, may have thyroid disorders and not know it. The thyroid gland is often ignored as the source of symptoms a patient is facing – from weight gain, to brain fog, hair loss, low energy and depression. The “healthy” range for thyroid test results is wide, and not all healthcare practitioners are aware of all components that require testing to screen for thyroid related disorders. This lecture will focus on comprehensive treatment strategies that work to resolve patient symptoms and address the underlying causes for thyroid disorders.
* Understand the causes, symptoms and risk factors associated with thyroid-related disorders
* Understand the Hypothalamic/Pituitary/Adrenal axis and the role it plays in thyroid health
* Learn about options for thyroid treatment: T4, T4-T3 mechanisms of action, dosage strategies, benefits and risks
* Learn new strategies for treating thyroid and underlying adrenal issues using an integrative approach to medicine.
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