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Holistic Approach to Thyroid Imbalances

Holistic Thyroid Doctor in Kansas 

Are you tired of feeling exhausted, gaining weight despite a healthy diet, and struggling with brain fog? These symptoms are common in individuals with thyroid imbalances. Luckily, at EvoHealth Kansas Functional Medicine we have the tools and protocols to help you get back to optimal health and wellness.

Dr. Tanner Wilson, DC, IFMCP is an IFM Certified Functional Medicine Doctor in Kansas that specializes in thyroid health and uses a comprehensive functional medicine approach to help individuals optimize thyroid function. His approach addresses the underlying causes of chronic disease conditions and personalizes treatment plans to help his Kansas patients reach their health goals. By addressing the root cause of thyroid imbalances, Dr. Wilson’s patients have seen improvements in energy, weight management, and cognitive function.

In this blog post, we’ll explore the EvoHealth approach to thyroid health. Whether you’re struggling with a thyroid condition or other chronic disease condition, Dr. Wilson’s expertise and personalized approach may be just what you need.


Root Causes of Thyroid Imbalance 

There are many potential root causes of thyroid imbalances, and it can be different for each individual. Here are some common factors that can contribute to thyroid imbalances:

  1. Nutrient Deficiencies: Nutrient deficiencies, such as iodine, selenium, and vitamin D, can impact thyroid function.
  2. Gut Health: The gut is an important part of thyroid health, as the thyroid gland and gut microbiome are interconnected. Issues such as gut inflammation, infections, and imbalances in gut bacteria can contribute to thyroid imbalances.
  3. Chronic Stress: Chronic stress can impact the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis leading to high cortisol, which can disrupt thyroid function.
  4. Food Reactivity: Food reactivity, especially to gluten and dairy, can contribute to thyroid imbalances.
  5. Hormonal Imbalances: Hormonal imbalances, such as high estrogen levels or low progesterone levels, can impact thyroid function.
  6. Autoimmune Diseases: Autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Graves’ disease can cause thyroid imbalances.

Identifying the root cause of thyroid dysfunction is key to an effective treatment protocol.


Thyroid Testing in Kansas City, Wichita, and Lawrence Kansas 

At EvoHealth Kansas Functional Medicine, part of our root cause approach involves comprehensive thyroid testing.

Thyroid imbalances are a common issue affecting millions of people worldwide. Unfortunately, conventional thyroid testing often falls short, as it only measures one or two markers, such as TSH and T4. Comprehensive thyroid testing, on the other hand, can provide a more complete picture of thyroid function and identify any underlying issues.

Here are some key markers that we use at EvoHealth in a comprehensive thyroid panel:

  1. TSH: Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is produced by the pituitary gland and stimulates the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormones.
  2. Free T3 (FT3) and Free T4 (FT4): Free T3 and Free T4 are the active forms of thyroid hormones that are available for use by the body.
  3. Reverse T3 (RT3): Reverse T3 is a less active form of T3 that can accumulate in the body during times of stress or illness.
  4. Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (TPOAb) and Thyroglobulin Antibodies (TgAb): These antibodies can be present in autoimmune thyroid conditions, such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Graves’ disease.
  5. Cortisol: Cortisol is a stress hormone that can impact the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis, which can disrupt thyroid function.
  6. Nutrient Testing: Selenium, iodine, Vitamin D, Zinc, Omega 3s, and Iron should all be measured to optimize thyroid function.

Comprehensive thyroid testing can provide a more complete picture of thyroid function and identify any underlying issues that may be contributing to thyroid imbalances. We use this information at EvoHealth to create a personalized treatment plan to address any issues and improve thyroid function.

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Functional Medicine & Thyroid Health in Kansas

At EvoHealth-Kansas Functional Medicine we want to work with you to help you address the root cause of your thyroid issues. If you’re wanting to take a root cause approach to your health issues, call and schedule your Free Functional Medicine Consultation today at (785) 448 8796




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