THYROID

A NEW PARADIGMN IN TREATMENT


WHAT YOU'RE UP AGAINST

The standard in medicine is to simply test TSH and if it's normal....it ends there. Even though we have found hundreds, if not thousands of cases, where therapy was necessary. HOWEVER, INSURANCE COMPANIES  stick to this rule and if a Physician strays from that standard, he can be subject to an audit, contract revocation, or even worse,, reprimand from Medical Boards.

   SO, IF YOU WANT TREATMENT AND ABNORMALTIES ARE FOUND IN YOUR BLOODWORK, IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO SIGN A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND BE PROACTIVE IN YOUR CARE.

   The main approach in MODERN treatment is to "optimize" levels, while still remaining within normal ranges. By doing this a compromise can be reached (to some extent)

MOST IMPORTANTLY-EDUCATE YOURSELF-DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH-MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION-AND TAKE RESPOSABILITY !!!


OUR PHILOSOPHY

DID YOU KNOW

Progesterone is also a Serotonin re-uptake inhibitor having the net effect of increasing levels in the CNS which may explain why depression improves in some patients and why some PMS symptoms are satiated.


•There is a certain premenstrual seizure that occurs relative   to the precipitous drop in Progesterone. This seizure is believed to be the result of the correlative GABA decline.

•Progesterone restores Thyroid function which can be hindered by Estrogen mono-therapy. Proposed mechanisms are decreasing Thyroid binding globulin and/or facilitation of T4/T3 conversion.


•Many patients will have “normal” TSH and T4 levels while T3 remains low or sub-optimal.


•Andropause or low Testosterone in men has many causes. Many men excessively aromatize Testosterone to Estradiol via the Aromatase enzyme found in subcutaneous fat. Men also convert a certain percentage of Testosterone to DHT via 5-alpha-Reductase.

•Topical forms of Testosterone may not be the ideal form since the applied ointment may be subject to Aromatase before it enters the bloodstream.


•NSAID’s and Opiates can dramatically decrease Testosterone levels via unknown mechanism.


•Testosterone can elevate free T3 levels in both men and women.


•Zinc and the herb Chyrsin (1-3 gm/daily) are natural aromatase inhibitors.


•The product Bi-est  (80% estriol/20% estradiol) was originally created because some studies showed that women with Estiol levels 4x or greater  than that of Estradiol had a lower incidence of Breast cancer.


•The main source of Estrogen in the post-menopausal female is Androstenadione an Androgen which aromatizes to Estrone.


•While Estradiol has been shown in numerous studies to prevent bone resorption, Progesterone and Testosterone may increase Osteoblast and new bone formation suggesting a balanced approach to HRT may be best for bone density.


•A Canadian study showed that a combination of DHEA/Pregnenolone significantly lowered Cholesterol levels.