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Comprehensive Thyroid Testing

One in EIGHT women will develop a thyroid disorder during her lifetime.

A wide range of factors from hormone imbalances to mineral deficiencies and environmental pollutants can interfere with a woman’s thyroid production, leading to symptoms such as:

  • Weight gain or inability to lose weight
  • Cold Intolerance
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Digestive Disturbance
  • Low Immunity
  • Elevated Cholesterol
  • Dry Skin & Brittle Hair
  • Infertility
  • Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disturbance
  • Impaired Memory

Most doctors don’t routinely order a full thyroid panel and therefore miss thyroid dysfunction, leaving millions of women without answers.

Many nutritional factors play key a role in optimizing thyroid function. Nutrient deficiencies and excesses can trigger or exacerbate symptoms as well as food sensitivities

Levels of key thyroid hormones, nutrients and exposure to heavy metals can indicate where there is a thyroid imbalance.

The Comprehensive Thyroid Test includes:

TSH

Produced by the pituitary gland, TSH acts on the thyroid gland to stimulate production of the thyroid hormone thyroxine (T4).

Free T4 – Thyroxine

The predominant hormone produced by the thyroid gland, T4 is converted to its active form, T3, within cells.

Total T4 – Thyroxine

Total T4 includes both free T4 and protein-bound T4, and is an indicator of the thyroid gland’s ability to synthesize, process and release T4 into the bloodstream.

Free T3 – Triiodothyronine

T3 is the active thyroid hormone that regulates the metabolic activity of cells.

TPOab – Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies

Thyroid peroxidase is an enzyme involved in thyroid hormone production. The body produces antibodies, including TPOab, that attack the thyroid gland in autoimmune thyroiditis and Hashimoto’s. Testing TPOab levels can diagnose these conditions.

Tgbn – Thyroglobulin

A protein rich in tyrosine, the residues of which when bound to iodine become the building blocks of T3 and T4. If iodine levels are low, thyroglobulin accumulates, thus high levels indicate insufficient iodine for healthy thyroid function.

Iodine

An essential component of thyroid hormones T3 and T4. Iodine deficiency compromises thyroid hormone production.

Selenium

An essential dietary element that plays a role in thyroid hormone synthesis.  Inadequate selenium can impair the conversion of T4 into T3.

Bromine

A common component of flame proofing agents, fumigants, medications, food products, and pool/spa sanitizers. If iodine status is low, bromine competes with iodine for tyrosine binding sites within thyroglobulin and thereby impedes thyroid hormone synthesis.

Arsenic

An environmental toxin, found in well water as well as some foods such as fish, shellfish, seaweed, rice, and fruit.  Arsenic competes with selenium, preventing essential thyroid hormone production.

Cadmium

Cadmium gets into the atmosphere as a result of industrial activity and is deposited in the soil where it is taken up by plants.  Cadmium can accumulate in the thyroid gland, resulting in damage to thyroid tissues with chronic exposure. An positive association has been observed between urinary cadmium and levels of total T4, total T3, free T3.

Mercury

Most human exposure to mercury is through dental amalgams, seafoods, and vaccinations. Mercury and selenium have a very high affinity for each other and form a tight complex and as a result can affect thyroid function.

The convenience of testing from home. 

With ZRT’s Minimally Invasive home test, you can easily perform this test on your own with blood spot and dried urine samples.

Example Report:

Comprehensive Thyroid Testing Is Recommended For:

  • Women in Peri-menopause
  • Women over the age of 50
  • Women with a family history of thyroid disorders
  • Women experiencing symptoms of thyroid dysfunction (see above symptoms)
  • Women with autoimmune disorders
  • Women who have had multiple miscarriages
  • Women who experience symptoms of thyroid dysfunction but have been told their thyroid was OK
  • Those looking for the root cause of their thyroid dysfunction

Let’s Work Together & Get To The Bottom of Your Thyroid Dysfunction. 

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