Do you have thyroid symptoms but have been told you have a normal thyroid? Or maybe you already take synthroid and do not feel any different? After looking at over 7000 full thyroid panels I can say that although your TSH may be within the normal range, you may still have underlying thyroid issues due to poor T4 to T3 conversion and/or an autoimmune thyroid condition. If you have symptoms and suspect your thyroid may be out, you should have a full thyroid panel tested to fully rule out your thyroid as the cause.
Common low thyroid symptoms include:
- Weight gain
- Inability to lose weight
- Brain fog
- Cold intolerance
- Lack of appetite
- Dry Skin
So what if you have a thyroid problem? How do you treat it? The treatment depends on different variables depending on your symptoms and test results. I prescribe everything from natural botanical treatments, nutraceuticals, lifestyle modifications, desiccated (aka natural) thyroid hormone and other prescription medications to treat the thyroid. For more information, please visit www.drpratt.ca to book online or call 778-478-0048 for an appointment.