It’s estimated over 20 million American’s have some form of thyroid issue affecting them. Conventional thyroid assessment and treatment takes a very broad approach when it comes to diagnosing thyroid issues which can lead to unnecessary medication or failure to alleviate symptoms. The most common thyroid disease in America is hypothyroidism which indicates a lack of thyroid hormones in the body.
Our functional medicine practitioners think outside the conventional medical model. We feel that it’s important for hormone levels (including thyroid) to be at their “optimal” levels not just within the average.
Every one of our clients reacts positively to our treatment plans. However, the timing in which they experienced the benefits of their therapy does differ. With that being said, most therapies take action quite quickly and strong changes can be seen or felt within the first 3-6 weeks
Side effects can be very mild, and are not regularly observed during thyroid treatments.
In addition to improving your appearance through proper sleep, nutrition, and optimal hormone levels. Optimal thyroid levels will dramatically increase the aesthetics of hair and skin.
In studies, coffee reduced the body’s absorption of thyroid medications by about 30%. That’s why experts recommend that you wait at least 60 minutes after drinking coffee to take your thyroid replacement medication. After taking your thyroid med, you should also wait at least an hour before drinking coffee.
Alcohol appears to have little effect on thyroid medications.
It’s safe to take thyroid medication while pregnant – in fact, it’s unsafe not to take it if it’s been prescribed to you.