Bloating is the sensation of pressure in the abdomen WITHOUT a change in girth. A change is girth (often described as a pregnant belly look by patients) is abdominal distention. You can have bloating with abdominal distention but you may just have bloating. With abdominal distention, there is usually pain, which we call visceral hypersensitivityRead More
The bottomline with functional thyroid hormone resistance is that the thyroid hormone is not getting where it needs to be and that results in symptoms of hypothyroidism (fatigue, hair loss, constipation, depressed mood, dry skin, etc.) even with “normal” thyroid labs.Read More
If you are like many women, managing your hypothyroidism has been difficult. Your thyroid medication hasn’t really made you feel better and you wonder if you really need to be on it for the rest of your life. You wonder why your thyroid is having trouble making enough hormones and what else might be going on in your body to explain everything.Read More
If you want to feel better with hypothyroidism, you need the right treatment. To figure out the right treatment, you need to know the root cause. It is as simple as that.Read More
The hormones from your thyroid interact with the hormones from your adrenal gland. The hormones from your adrenal gland impact the way your thyroid functions. They exist in a balance. When one is out of balance, the other usually follows. So often to restore balance to the thyroid, we have to restore balance to the adrenal glands first. Or vice versa.Read More
You see, conventional medicine doesn't teach doctors how to properly assess thyroid function. They only teach doctors how to detect severe thyroid dysfunction. Because it is only when thyroid dysfunction is severe that conventional medicine can treat it (with drugs and surgery). Conventional medicine is not interested in knowing when your thyroid dysfunction is mild or moderate because they can do nothing to help you. So most doctors are not interested in looking for a problem if they can't fix it. So they don't run the right tests.
But lucky for you, there are doctors, such as myself, that know how to detect and treat all stages of thyroid dysfunction.Read More
If you have been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), chances are that you actually have small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). Normally, you have small amounts of bacteria present in your small intestine. In SIBO, the bacteria proliferate in your small intestine where they ferment sugars from your food leading to digestive symptoms.Read More