Is your hair falling out, and you’re unsure why? Is insomnia creeping into your day? You may want to have your thyroid checked.
The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ in your neck that regulates numerous types of hormones, including metabolism, energy, and sexual function. If left untreated, thyroid conditions like hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism can lead to a goiter in your neck.
Functional telemedicine doctor Dr. Borenstein has over two decades of experience uncovering the root cause of symptoms, which might be misdiagnosed as other conditions. He will perform numerous tests (beyond the typical TSH test) to determine your optimal thyroid hormone levels and recommend protocols to help you become symptom-free.
If you’re looking for a thyroid specialist, Manhattan Integrative Medicine is the place to call. To schedule your Thyroid Telemedicine Consultation with one of the best thyroid doctors reachable in Florida and New York, call ☎ (212) 262-2412 or contact us here.
Signs that your thyroid gland isn’t making enough or too much hormone include:
Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid that doesn’t make enough hormones. Often caused by Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or the surgical removal of the thyroid, symptoms include weight gain, coldness, high cholesterol, and joint pain or stiffness.
Hyperthyroidism is when the thyroid gland makes too much thyroid hormone. Causes include Thyroiditis and Graves’ disease, and symptoms can include weight loss, irritability, sweating.
Before performing any tests, Dr. Borenstein will perform a physical exam that reviews your general health, medical history, symptoms, stress level, and lifestyle.
Dr. Borenstein will then perform the following thyroid hormone blood tests:
Other tests that Dr. Borenstein may perform include those to detect:
Your insulin, cortisol, and leptin levels will also be measured to help determine if these hormones need to be rebalanced to help resolve weight gain.
There are numerous protocols available to address your thyroid issues. If Dr. Borenstein finds another condition during your diagnosis, he will address it too – such as Valtrex for viral infections.
Non-invasive protocols used to replace your thyroid hormone supply include:
You may also receive the following supplements to complement your hormone replacement:
Digestive enzymes like protease, lipase, and amylase help the gut break down dairy, proteins, and more.
This protocol helps your immune function by reducing thyroid antibodies. You may be given Low Dose Naltrexone if you don’t respond to the other supplements, and you should only take it for as long as needed.
This diet removes inflammatory foods from your plate, addressing inflammation and leaky gut. Foods to limit or remove are numerous and include processed foods and:
Other substances to remove include emulsifiers, gum, and NSAID painkillers.
Foods to focus on instead include:
Dr. Borenstein will work with you to decide which foods to add or remove.
Call Dr. Borenstein at ☎ (212) 262-2412 or contact us here to schedule your Thyroid Telemedicine Appointment today. You can also contact us by mailing your questions to 7901 4th St N, STE 300, St. Petersburg, FL 33702.
We provide telemedicine appointments to the entire state of Florida including: Miami, Aventura, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Tampa, Gainesville, Tallahassee, Sarasota, and Fort Myers,