Thyroid Dysfunction in Jacksonville FL

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The thyroid gland, which weighs only 1 ½ ounces and is located in the lower part of the neck on either side of the trachea (windpipe) is an essential part of the endocrine system. Not only are a major number of the body’s organs and functions dependent on this tiny gland, but it is also directly responsible for a very long list of symptoms of poor health and dysfunction. A short list of these include: lethargy (or hyperactivity), depression, weight gain (or loss), low libido, heart arrhythmia, constipation (or diarrhea), hair loss, dry skin and brittle nails.

What’s to blame? In one word, it is “diet” and most severely, a deficiency of iodine. There are at least 17 different vitamins, minerals and herbs that are involved in maintaining a healthy thyroid gland. Not only are many of these deficient in our diets, but the situation is made worse by the 85,000 chemicals in our environment (10,000 of which are in our “food”, water and other drinks as well). One of the worst is bromine which is used liberally in wheat and other baked goods. It competes with cell receptor sites for the already deficient available molecules of iodine, thereby making it more difficult for the thyroid to convert the hormone T4 to its more usable form, T3.

Unfortunately, too many doctors rely on a T4 blood test as a primary indicator of thyroid viability. It often shows “normal” on the lab report and no further thyroid examination is performed. Among our armamentarium at Breakthrough Healthcare for determining thyroid dysfunction and its extent, are 2 very quick, simple and painless tests that any patient can perform at home. Although there are numerous possible causes of thyroid dysfunction, a Synthroid deficiency is certainly not one of them. In fact, not only does this (or any other drug) do nothing to address the underlying cause (s) of thyroid dysfunction, but, it is also known to be very toxic to the liver.

Ready for a different approach to treating this problem so that you can feel alive and energetic again? Then call us at Breakthrough Healthcare at (904) 260-1993 today for your free consultation! We look forward to meeting and helping you!

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Breakthrough Healthcare
11481 Old St Augustine Road
Jacksonville, FL 32258
(904) 260-1993