The thyroid gland is a bow-tie shaped gland, which is located on the front of the neck, just below the Adam’s apple. It produces thyroid hormones called T3 and T4 (T3 is the active hormone).
Thyroid hormone regulates just about every cell in the body. T3 and T4 are regulated by thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) secreted by the pituitary gland in a pulsatile fashion. The thyroid (and often the adrenal glands) are most affected with aging. It’s major function is its control of the rate of metabolism and thermogenesis.
“I am often asked how the correct dose of thyroxine is determined. The answer is clinically by the patient’s pulse rate, his sense of wellbeing, the texture of skin, his tolerance of cold, his bowel function, and the speed with which his deep tendon reflexes relax.” Is thyroid not the hormone capable of raising the constitution and well being of the patient? Anyone can be brought up to the top of their constitutional capabilities when tested adequate for thyroid hormones. This would only be done by clinical assessment, not blood tests; there is no relation between the signs and symptoms of low thyroid disease, the TSH, or the other related blood.”
– Sir RIS Bayliss MD, FRCP, MRCS
Consultant Endocrinologist Lister Hospital London
As up to 50% of people by the time they reach 50 years will have low thyroid (HYPOTHYROID) due to the lack of sensitivity of the blood tests and the fact that it is impossible for people to lose weight with a low functioning thyroid we use a FDA approved simple diagnostic tool The Thyroflex.
The Thyroflex test is simple, safe and non-invasive. This together with the clients history, examination and blood tests gives a far more accurate picture of the function of the thyroid. Results are available immediately. (We do this as part of the BHRT program)
If you answered yes to 3 or more you should have your thyroid tested.
In addition to showing what your thyroid function is low – normal or high – it also reveals your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR). Males should burn at least 2,750 cals/day and women 2,250 cals/day. If you need thyroid hormone always be sure to replace with 80% T4 and 20% T3. Many people also need to take iodine – an important nutrient for proper thyroid function. Click on the button below to fill the form and we will contact you ASAP.
Thyroflex Test FAQ’s
What is Thyroflex testing?
The Thyroflex test is a non-invasive thyroid test that is used for testing, diagnosing, titrating, and managing thyroid conditions. It helps analyze the thyroid function. This means it identifies whether the patient's thyroid function is overactive, underactive, or normal.
Does your thyroid affect your blood sugar?
If your Thyroflex test diagnosed Hypothyroidism, there are higher chances of your blood sugar levels being affected. Hypothyroidism can be the reason for several metabolic abnormalities and clinical symptoms, and affected blood sugar levels are one of them.
Does levothyroxine affect your blood sugar?
Levothyroxine or L-thyroxine is used to treat thyroid hormone deficiency. In patients with high blood sugar or diabetes, this drug has been reported to raise blood sugar levels sometimes. This may not be the case with everyone so consult with your doctor for guidance.
At what age do thyroid problems start?
Patients undergo go a Thyroflex test at different ages as thyroid problems can develop at any age. They can be found in women as well as men. However, they are more common in women between the ages of 20 to 30.
Why is dairy bad for the thyroid?
It is common for thyroid patients to have a food sensitivity to dairy products and lactose intolerance. Due to this, dairy product consumption can cause inflammation abdominal bloating, cramps, diarrhea, and nausea. So, they should avoid dairy products.