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Thyroid Testing

*naturopathic consultation required for laboratory testing – direct billing available

COMPLETE THYROID TESTING AT NOBLE

Thyroid hormones regulate the body’s metabolism. Since a healthy cellular metabolism is required for all systems of the body experiening a thyroid imbalance can have major implications on overall health. Both low and high thyroid hormones can impact mood and energy level, weight maintenance, temperature regulation, digestive wellness and immune function.

Thyroid testing is an effective way to find out how well the thyroid is working and can help pinpoint a potential cause of thyroid imbalance when it does exist. 

At Noble our naturopathic doctors are able to test levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), free T4, free T3 (active thyroid hormone), reverse T3, anti-thyroglobulin antibodies and anti-TPO antibodies to assess overall thyroid function, as well as to determine autoimmune diseases of the thyroid. 

Symptoms of thyroid hormone imbalances can include:

  • Significant Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Coldness (cold hands and feet, poor temperature regulation)
  • Constipation
  • Dry skin
  • Hair loss, eyebrow loss
  • Headaches
  • PMS
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Fluid retention
  • Anxiety/Panic attacks
  • Decreased memory and concentration
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Low sex drive

Thyroid hormone function has a profound impact on overall health via:

  • Modulation of carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism
  • Vitamin utilization
  • Mitochondrial function
  • Digestive process
  • Muscle and nerve activity
  • Blood flow
  • Oxygen utilization
  • Hormone secretion
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Many other physiological parameters

Advanced Thyroid Assessments Available 

To support the holistic approach to wellness Noble offers further detailed thyroid assessments. These laboratory tests can help to evaluate nutrient deficiencies leading to thyroid imbalance as well as toxicities that could damage the thyroid gland. 

Other examples of potential tests to support thyroid wellness:

  • Iodine
  • Selenium
  • Cadmium 
  • Bromine

Thyroid Hormone Testing Details

Once laboratory results are available multiple treatment options are possible. At Noble we offer conventional thyroid medication prescriptions, bioidentical thyroid hormone prescriptions, nutrient support, autoimmune diets, herbal nutrient prescribing and metabolic rate testing and treatment. 

Call or book today for a complete thyroid workup with one of our naturopathic doctors.