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Thyroid Hormone

The Thyroid glad is located just below the “Adams Apple” the produces thyroid hormones T3 (active hormone) and T4 (inactive hormone). Both hormones function to regulate metabolism and other important functions. Dr. Zacco will extensively evaluate your thyroid hormone function and thyroid antibodies.  The supporting hormone nutrients will also be measured. Sub-optimal function can produce symptoms, such as; fatigue, low libido, ED (erectile dysfunction), decreased motivation, decreased mood, weight gain, and decreased concentration, just to name a few.

It is important to maintain optimal function of your Thyroid.  In order for it to function optimally, the iodine and other nutrients must be sufficiently present. Sadly these nutrients are not routinely checked by most physicians evaluating the thyroid. In 1924 the U.S started iodizing salt to combat iodine deficiency resulting in cretinism (congenital hypothyroidism) and adult hypothyroidism. Today, physicians often advise people to avoid salt. So, once again low iodine is a problem. 

Thyroid Hormone

Thyroid Hormone and Leaky Gut Treatment Raleigh, NC

At Anti Aging & Functional Medicine, these nutrients are routinely checked along with your functions.  For those who have antibodies, we make sure the GI tract is optimized and Leaky Gut is addressed if present.  The human thyroid produces both T3 (active form) and T4 (inactive form).  Most cells of the body can convert T4 to T3 making available the active form.  However, some people with Hypothyroidism are not good at converting T4 to T3 and thus report that they feel much better taking T3.  Interestingly normally the pig produces a much higher ratio of T3/T4.  Desiccated pig thyroid (Armour) has been available for many years and sometimes people with Hypothyroidism feel better taking this higher ratio of T3/T4.

Usually, traditional medicine doesn’t provide T3 and often overlooks or never address nutrients needed for proper function.  We routinely do so.  When the patient has  antibodies that can detrimentally affect the proper function;  these antibodies many times originate in the gut especially when Leaky Gut Syndrome is present.  Therefore, we feel it is helpful to optimize the gut.  At Anti Aging & Functional Medicine, we can check for 38 different nutrients to evaluate nutritional states and proper nutrient supplementation.

Thyroid Hormone: Unleashing the Power Within

Have you ever felt constantly tired, struggling to concentrate, or frustrated by unexplained weight gain? If so, your thyroid hormone function might be at play. Nestled just below the Adams Apple lies the powerful gland responsible for producing these hormones – T3 and T4.

So, what makes these hormones so indispensable? Well, they are not only metabolic superheroes but also multitasking marvels! They tirelessly work behind the scenes, regulating metabolism and ensuring all vital functions hum along smoothly.

But wait! That’s not all Dr. Zacco has in store for you. With his extensive expertise, he will lift the curtain on your unique thyroid hormone function and assess those elusive thyroid antibodies lurking beneath the surface. Yes, he leaves no stone unturned!

Why is this important? Because sub-optimal function can lead to a host of frustrating symptoms that can greatly impact daily life. Imagine feeling revitalized with boundless energy instead of being stuck in an endless cycle of fatigue or finding yourself once again inspired by life’s pleasures instead of facing decreased motivation.

To uncover any potential issues with your thyroid hormone functionality, Dr. Zacco will delve deep into a comprehensive evaluation. Through careful examination and testing of not only your thyroid hormone levels but also those essential supporting nutrients, nothing will escape her keen eye.

Have you ever felt fatigued despite getting adequate rest? Or noticed a dip in your libido that catches you off guard? Don’t fret – sub-optimal thyroid function may be at play here! Symptoms like low mood or decreased concentration might stem from an underperforming gland too.

It’s fascinating how something as small as a butterfly-shaped organ can impact so many aspects of our lives! The sky’s the limit when concentration is no longer waning but sharpened to its utmost capacity. Our goal is to unravel this intricate tapestry woven by your body while leaving room for curiosity about what solutions lie ahead.

Thyroid Therapy Raleigh, NC

The thyroid gland, nestled just below the Adam’s Apple, encompasses a crucial role in maintaining our body’s delicate balance. Its chief responsibility lies in the synthesis of thyroid hormones, T3 and T4, each wielding distinct characteristics to orchestrate an intricate symphony regulating metabolism and various essential processes. Acting as a metabolic conductor within our system, these commanding molecules assume their respective roles – T3 being the active hormone and T4 remaining inactive until converted into its counterpart. In unison with countless cellular receptors throughout our body, these thyroid hormones meticulously fine-tune vital bodily functions by intricately adjusting metabolic rates, ensuring proper growth and development in both physical and cognitive domains. Through this seamless biochemical interplay orchestrated faithfully within the realms of the thyroid gland’s dominion, it wields remarkable influence over every fiber of our being.