hormones are essential and primary regulators of the body's metabolism.
Imbalances can affect virtually every metabolic process in the
body, exerting significant effects on mood and energy level.
Thyroid function has a profound impact on overall health via its
modulation of carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism, vitamin
utilization, mitochondrial function, digestive process, muscle and
nerve activity, blood flow, oxygen utilization, hormone secretion,
sexual and reproductive health, and many other physiological parameters.
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of the most common hormonal disorders, hypothyroidism has been
called the "great imitator" for the vast number of
medical conditions it can mimic. Thyroid imbalances may elicit
fatigue, depression, coldness, constipation, poor skin, headaches,
PMS, dysmenorrhea, fluid retention, weight gain, anxiety/panic
attacks, decreased memory and concentration, muscle and joint
pain, and low sex drive.
Thyroid Assessment reveals imbalances that often go undetected
with more limited assessments. Unbound levels of T4 and T3
are measured to reflect the bioactive portion of thyroid hormone,
increasing clinical insight. This assessment can identify not
only overt hyper- and hypothyroidism, but subtle sub-clinical
manifestations of thyroid dysfunction, such as auto-immune
reactions and altered peripheral conversion into T3 leading
to reverse T3 dominance. These metabolic anomalies may trigger
chronic symptoms, and promote the gradual development of degenerative
Comprehensive Thyroid Assessment can detect metabolic irregularities
arising from vitamin and mineral deficiencies, heavy metal toxicity,
chronic stress, enzyme dysfunction, and aging even when TSH and
T4 levels are normal. Thyroid antibody levels help gauge autoimmune
response frequently associated with antigenic cross-reactivity
and gastrointestinal dysfunction, which may require additional
clinical investigation and focused intervention. Thyroid antibody
levels may rise in response to trauma, dysbiosis, inflammation
(including thyroiditis) and progressive thyroid degeneration.
At high levels, antibodies may block thyroid hormones from attaching
to cellular receptors, causing symptoms of hypothyroidism even
when thyroid hormone levels are adequate.
healthy thyroid function is a valuable tool in preventive medicine.
Optimal thyroid function may help safeguard against the pathogenesis
of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and depression. Thyroid
hormones also play central metabolic roles in healthy sexual
and reproductive function in both women and men. Because they
are essential for IGF-1 production, thyroid hormones significantly
affect lipid metabolism.
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test may reveal important clinical information about:
Central thyroid dysregulation indicating primary or secondary
thyroid disease or dysfunction, associated with fatigue, depression,
coldness, hair loss, headaches, PMS, menstrual irregularities,
fluid retention, unexplained weight gain or weight loss, anxiety
or panic attacks, decreased memory or concentration, muscle and
joint pain, low libido, and infertility
Peripheral thyroid imbalances arising from nutrient shortages,
heavy metal exposure, adrenal stress, enzyme deficiencies, and
other chronic illness, which may result in functional hypothyroidism,
known variously as euthyroid sick syndrome (ESS), low T3 syndrome,
or Wilson's syndrome
Thyroid antibody levels, to gauge autoimmune response that can
interfere with thyroid receptor function and promote inflammatory
diseases like Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Graves' disease, or postpartum
Call to set up a nutritional consultation so that tests
can be performed and a comprehensive strategy of lifestyle,
dietary modification and nutrient supplementation can
be implemented to aid you in reversing this disorder.
Rispoli has her Ph.D. in Nutrition,
is a licensed Acupuncturist and clinical
researcher. She has been in practice
for well over 25 years. It is through
her clinical practice that she has
gained insights into chronic health
you are suffering from unexplained
symptoms that come and go you owe
it to yourself to find out why. Find
out today call for a Nutritional
Consultation with Dr. Rispoli.
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