Functional Testing Available
- Hormone Profile & Functional Liver Profile
- Heavy Metal & Mineral Analysis
- Comprehensive Thyroid Profile
- Comprehensive Digestive Stool Test
- Functional Hormonal Testing
- Food Allergy Testing
- MTHFR Gene Test
- Genetic Profiling & Liposcan Lipid Profile
Thyroid function decreases with age and an underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism is most common in menopausal and post menopausal women.Symptoms of underactive thyroid include dry and coarse skin, weakness and lethargy, constipation, weight gain, slow pulse, heavy and irregular periods and depression.
Symptoms of overactive thyroid or hyperthyroidism (thyrotoxicosis) include fast metabolic rate, rapid heart beat, nervousness and palpitations, weight loss despite increased appetite and frequent bowel movements.
Selenium and zinc are required for this process.A full assessment of the thyroid should include TSH, FT4, FT3, rT3, urinary iodine and thyroid antibodies. Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is produced by the pituitary gland and activates the thyroid gland to produce thyroxine (T4) and a small amount of triiodothyronine (T3).
T3 and T4 regulate the body’s basal metabolic rate, influence heart and nervous system functions and are essential for growth and development. The thyroid gland also produces calcitonin which is essential in the regulation of calcium balance within the body.