Denver Thyroid Specialist & Functional Medicine
Serving the Greater Denver, CO Area
An improperly functioning thyroid can cause a host of problems ranging from brain fog to anxiety, fatigue and even depression. It is often difficult to properly diagnose and treat the thyroid because a full range of tests is needed to know exactly how to proceed. Even if you have the correct diagnosis, finding the right treatment can be challenging.
Proper Thyroid Function
Proper thyroid function is critical for you to feel your best. Having the wrong amount of thyroid hormone in your system can make you miserable. Every cell in your body has a receptor for thyroid hormone and needs it to function. When you don’t have enough your metabolism can slow down, you can get cold, depressed, constipated, have brain fog, fatigue and gain weight.
With too much, symptoms can include anxiety, weight loss, and muscle weakness. Although these symptoms might not occur in everyone with sub-optimal thyroid levels, when the thyroid is not functioning properly other hormones in your system such as stress hormones and sex hormones are also affected. So you may have difficulty processing stress, your sexual function can be impacted and you may have a harder time focusing.
How We Can Help YOU!
There is no question that optimizing thyroid levels is a key to maintaining good health. There are numerous way Dr. Gruber helps his patients make sure their thyroid levels are optimal.
First, in his initial panel he checks a full set of thyroid lab tests to include not only TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) but also T3 and T4 as well as TPO levels to check for Hashimoto’s. Then, he looks for optimal levels and not normal ranges because you will always feel better when your levels are optimized. In addition, diet and lifestyle play a huge role in any thyroid treatment plan. At J. Gruber Health Solutions, patients with current or newly diagnosed thyroid dysfunction are able to find a physician who has expertise in helping them conquer it.