We often hear our patients mention certain symptoms, such as fatigue, stubborn weight gain, constipation, and trouble focusing. These concerns are so common and strike so frequently, they can be easy to ignore in your everyday life. But here’s why you shouldn’t.
Many people struggle with unpleasant symptoms for years without realizing that the cause may be their thyroid. Thyroid hormones control many of our body’s most vital functions, regulating body temperature, metabolism, digestion, weight, hair growth, and mental clarity. When the thyroid is out of balance, it can wreak havoc on our overall health and well-being, which is why getting your thyroid checked is so vital.
Here’s the thing: Not all thyroid tests are equal. Traditionally, clinicians have relied on a single lab test called the TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) as the gold standard for diagnosing hypothyroidism. But TSH alone doesn’t tell the whole story. For a thorough measure of your thyroid health, your doctor should also test T3 (triiodothyronine), a hormone that impacts many of your body’s most vital functions, including body temperature, metabolism, weight, and digestion.
To get better control of your hormones and health, we offer a complimentary consultation with Susan Eichorst, PA-C, to review your symptoms and discuss thyroid testing. Getting started is easy. Call today to schedule your appointment at 303.327.7300 or visit our contact page.