Thyroid problems are Often Misdiagnosed and Mistreated In The Vast Majority Of Woman Between The Ages Of 30-60.
Thyroid Problems are becoming more and more common especially in woman between the ages of 30 to 60. 10 to 1 you know someone who has a thyroid problem! Thyroid problems are often misdiagnosed and mis-treated…and women are often affected the most.
Does this sound familiar? Your labs come back “Normal” and yet you still feel tired, achy, cold, no sex drive, cant sleep, and mentally sluggish. I can’t tell you how many people have been told…”go home, get some rest, your blood work is “Normal”, you are probably just over worked and just a little stressed out.” Or even worse, you are put on thyroid hormone replacement and you still have all the symptoms of hypothyroidism. worst of all it’s difficult to get anyone to listen to you. So now what do you do? Realize this what I just described happens to woman all over the country. I know this because I hear this day in and day out with new patients.
Here are some Common Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
- Feeling Tired
- Mentally fatigued/sluggish
- Can’t lose weight even with exercise
- Feel cold—hands, feet, or all over
- Require excessive amounts of sleep to function properly
- Low Body Temperature
- Increase in weight gain even with low-calorie diet
- Gain weight easily
- Difficult, infrequent bowel movements
- Depression, lack of motivation
- Morning headaches that wear off as the day progresses
- Outer third of eyebrow thins
- Thinning of hair on scalp, face or genitals or hair loss
- Dryness of skin and/or scalp
- Nervousness and emotional
- Night sweats
It doesn’t have to be that way. I have found that most will have only two tests done (TSH and T4) to determine if they have a thyroid problem. While these tests may offer a simple screening for thyroid function they don’t offer the complete picture! Did you know there are well over 20+ ways that your thyroid can be shut down and malfunction? And, only one of those ways will respond to typical replacement therapy. Not everyone fits into the replacement model of treatment. Modern approaches used in our office allow us to dial in to your specific needs.
There is a delicate dance that goes on with all the hormone systems and the thyroid plays a key role in your metabolism and energy.
Don’t go on feeling frustrated. We will listen to your concerns and chart a course to get you back on track. Comprehensive blood work and functional analysis will help us determine the shortest path to getting you better.
How we work with patients
Your initial visit will include: A thorough case history where Dr. Hagmeyer will listen…really listen to your concerns, goals and dreams for a better future. It’s important that he understands who you are and what you hope to gain from this program. A fresh look at all of your most recent lab work using a functional method of analysis. This process helps determine the type of further testing that would best suit you. Most people need to have the gaps in testing filled in before Dr. Hagmeyer can recommend a proper course of action. Many long term thyroid sufferers experience cognitive issues, weakness and other physical changes. It is important that we understand your state-of-health at the onset of care. This provides us with a good benchmark to measure progress. Dr. Hagmeyer special analysis and expertise in putting together all of the pieces of the puzzle for you. Isn’t it time that we unravel the mystery behind why you are feeling so poorly? A written recommendation for care, if Dr. Hagmeyer believes he can help you.