Most advanced and accurate thyroid function test!!
The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland in your neck, it's role is to provide energy to every cell of the body. If the thyroid slows down every cellular process slows down, causing fatigue and weight gain.
Research has documented that 80% of the adult population has some level of thyroid dysfunction. Many are unaware they have the condition but suffer from the the symptoms.
80% of the Adult population have some kind of thyroid dysfunction, causing debilitating symptoms including brain fog, weight gain and fatigue!
My clinical experience has shown an overwhelming number of women to be experiencing undiagnosed thyroid issues and suboptimal thyroid function, this can cause debilitating symptoms:
Tiredness & Sluggishness
Dryer Hair or Skin
Sleep More Than Usual
Constant Feeling of Cold
Frequent Muscle Cramps
Difficulty with Math
Hoarse or Deeper Voice
Coarse Hair/Hair Loss/Brittle
Muscle / Joint Pain
Low Sex Drive / Impotence
Puffy Hands and Feet
Gain Weight Easy
Outer Third of Eyebrows sparse hair
Menses More Irregular
Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
These symptoms can be experienced to varying degrees from mild to severe. If you are experiencing 3 or more of the listed symptoms, it is highly probably you have an undiagnosed thyroid condition. I would highly recommend investigating your symptoms further and booking in for a thyroflex test, giving you the answers you seek.
If your thyroid slows down, everything in your body slows down, having a detrimental effect on your body and can lead to further chronic diseases: Elevated cholesterol, Cardiovascular issues, Diabetes and Alzheimer's. Effective treatment is essential for longterm wellbeing - do not ignore these symptoms.
Thyroflex is a non-invasive specialised diagnostic tool, using a spring-loaded reflex hammer connected to a computer to accurately measure thyroid function at its cellular level.
Thyroflex was specifically designed for the purpose of accurately testing subclinical hypothyroid, something that does not get picked up through standardised blood testing.
Thyroflex measures your brachioradialis reflexometry (reflex speed of your forearm) and will accurately determine whether your thyroid is under-active, over-active or within optimal range.
This quick and simple non-invasive reflex speed test was created by Dr Daryl Turner of the US. I have had the privilege of attending many thyroid trainings with Dr Turner and continue to work closely with him to support my work with thyroid health.
Years before thyroid blood tests became the standard to test thyroid function a healthcare practitioner would test an individual’s muscle reflexes.
Once tested a full thyroid panel may be required to get the full picture of what is going on with your thyroid function:
Full thyroid panel: TSH, FT4, FT3, RT3, Anti-TPO ab., Anti-TG ab.
TSH: Thyroid stimulating hormone (Pituitary hormone)
FT4: Thyroxine (secreted by the thyroid gland - non-active)
FT3: Converted from FT4 in the liver and muscles, active hormone)
RT3: Reverse T3, non - active, blocks T3, causes hypothyroid symptoms, caused by adrenal stress and inflammation
Anti-TPO ab: Anti-Thyroid peroxidase antibody, indicated in Hashimoto's, autoimmune thyroid condition)
Anti-TG ab: Anti-thyroglobulin antibody, indicated in Hashimoto's, autoimmune thyroid condition
Once you have the answers through deeper functional testing, then corrective treatment can be given. Please note, GP's and endocrinologists are not trained in nutritional medicine, therefore can't offer the same type of treatment as a naturopath.
Naturopathic treatment is so effective at supporting thyroid and the key underlying imbalances that part of the picture
If required, I work alongside US Drs to prescribe bio-identical thyroid medications - a combined approach of medications and natural support can be essential for some clients.
If you are concerned about experiencing these symptoms, have been to the GP and told everything is 'normal', on thyroid medications, yet still experiencing symptoms.
Then reach out and let's have a chat - you don't need to suffer any longer!
For healing solutions; Read: 8 key steps to healing your thyroid