There is much more to the puzzle for a thyroid diagnosis than a simple TSH test. Especially if you are on thyroid medications and are not feeling well, then you may need additional testing.
What else can be done for my Thyroid?
If your TSH is normal then most doctors will stop there and tell you your thyroid is normal. Nothing could be further from the truth. TSH levels are certainly important but a normal TSH does not always mean a normal thyroid. Don’t be upset with your doctor for not doing more, since that is exactly how we were trained in school. Unfortunately many of us get stuck in one way of thinking and it’s difficult to see past those blinders. We do extensive thyroid testing and can not only get you feeling better but also teach you the reasons why only getting a TSH just does not cover all the bases. By looking at the complete picture, we can tailor your medication to treat your thyroid more appropriately, so you can see results in the following areas:
- Improved sexual performance
- A boost in energy, leading to increased exercise and endurance
- Increased muscle tone
- Reduced fat
- Lower risk of disease and illness
- A better night’s sleep
- Reduced prescription drug use
- Decrease in bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase in good cholesterol (HDL)
- Reduction in body mass index (BMI)
- Better mood
Why Choose Dr. Richard Chern for your Hormone Treatment?
When most doctors diagnose thyroid diseases, they have a limited understanding of everything involved in hormones, especially thyroid issues. Surprisingly, there are over 200 symptoms alone for low thyroid, or hypothyroidism. Because thyroid is undertaught in general practice, it is incredibly common for the symptoms to go untreated for years as your thyroid slowly declines before the TSH test shows an abnormal result. How Modern Medicine treats the thyroid gland has changed so much in recent years, and most doctors are not trained in these new techniques. Our clinicians have extensive training in new and cutting edge medical treatments when it comes to your hormones, including your thyroid gland. Going anywhere else could leave you feeling just as bad as you feel now.
If you’d like to learn more about what Dr. Richard Chern can do for your thyroid, please call today for a consultation!
Please call 850-837-1271 for an appointment.