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20 Million Americans have Thyroid Disorders: Unfortunately, it’s Often Undiagnosed

Robert Martinez, DC

20 Million Americans have Thyroid DisordersThe thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland. It produces two main hormones that regulate body temperature, metabolism, heart rate and other factors. These two hormones are T3 and T4. In recent years there have been several celebrities that have shared their personal stories of thyroid issues. Most recently, Supermodel, Gigi Hadid shared that she suffers from Hashimoto’s Disease, which is an autoimmune disease that attacks the thyroid.

Along with cancer and Hashimoto’s, thyroid nodules could suggest that you may suffer from hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. If left untreated, thyroid issues can lead to dangerous conditions like AFIB, blood disorders, and heart disease.

Hyperthyroidism Symptoms:
• Overactive appetite
• Fatigue
• Anxiety
• Nausea
• Lack of concentrate
• Irregular heartbeat
• Sleep disturbances
• Dry/Brittle & hair breakage
• Itchy dry skin

With Hyperthyroidism, an overproduction of the T3 and/orT4 hormones causes the body to react to the over secretion of the thyroid hormones in negative ways. The most common form of this disorder is Grave’s disease, which is an autoimmune disease. Grave’s causes the body to attack its

own thyroid gland. Other causes can be from genetic mutations (can run in families), and tumors in the ovaries or testes.

Hypothyroidism Symptoms:
• Tendency to be cold
• Dry itchy skin
• Swollen eyes
• Forgetfulness
• Lack of concentration
• Lack of appetite
• Weight gain
• Fatigue
• Menstrual changes
• Hair loss
• Depression & anxiety

With hypothyroidism, the thyroid is underactive, producing too little T3 and/ or T4 hormones. Common causes of hypothyroidism are autoimmune diseases, like Hashimoto’s, genetics and environmental factors.

Hormone imbalance causes thyroid disorders. It’s difficult to detect because other than feeling nodules on the gland, thyroid-stimulating hormones (TSH) are undetectable in the blood; however, they are measurable in the tissues of the gland. Thyroid disorders can dangerously affect the body in multiple ways, and most people are undiagnosed. The standard medical treatments are not treating the cause and western medicine is not getting to the underlying cause of the hormonal imbalance.

Treating and finding the root cause(s) differentiate functional medicine’s methods and treatment protocols for reregulating thyroid hormonal disturbances. Thyroid hormonal imbalance is not easily pinned down because it is multifactorial and usually caused by a combination of dietary deficiencies, immune disorders, infections, and environmental and genetic factors.

Dr. Robert Martinez
Dr. Robert Martinez works with his patients to get their endocrine system in peak form. With the proper diagnostic testing and evaluation, he works out a dietary and supplement plan that fits their budget and lifestyle, along with a comprehensive therapeutic algorithm. He also implements multifocal functional and alternative therapies that are medically recognized to improve his patient’s overall health.

Through functional medicine, Dr. Martinez examines what’s really going on with your body through exams, scans and blood tests to get an in depth look at disturbances and interferences, and how they can be corrected through:
• Nutritional care
• Supplemental remedies
• Weight loss and lifestyle adjustments
• Health coaching
• Stress management
• Adjustments and nervous system care

To tailor your individualized plan to better overall health and to ward off diseases and disorders, please call (352) 686-1686 to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Martinez.

Health and Wellness of Central Florida
17937 Hunting Bow Cir., Ste. 101, Lutz FL 33558
352-686-1686 | www.hwcfla.com

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