Thyroid Disease

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Healing the Root Cause of Your Thyroid Problem Thyroid dysfunction is a common condition. The thyroid gland is often considered the “Master Gland” as it regulates our metabolism and energy levels, affecting all body organs. Thyroid hormone is used by nearly every cell in the body!

Women are five to eight times more likely than men to have a thyroid problem and it is estimated that one in eight will develop a thyroid disorder in her lifetime.

Thyroid dysfunction is one of the most frequently MISDIAGNOSED conditions. Up to 60% of people with thyroid dysfunction are completely unaware of their condition, which means that there are MILLIONS of people suffering, yet either being treated incorrectly or not being treated at all.

It is a common story and one we hear every day at the Kellman Wellness Center. Many patients come to us after they have been experiencing classic symptoms of thyroid dysfunction such as fatigue, brain fog, and weight gain, yet doctor after doctor has told them their thyroid is perfectly fine and there is nothing wrong with them.

Unfortunately, the routine tests used to assess thyroid function are limited and often insufficient for proper diagnosis. These patients fall through the cracks and are being failed by conventional medicine. Are you tired of feeling awful and being offered no answers? Or that your symptoms are all in your mind?

What choose us?

Better testing.

Dr. Kellman uses a different test called the TRH Stimulation Test, which can detect low thyroid often missed by normal lab tests.
The TRH Stimulation Test is by far the best way to not only diagnose thyroid conditions but also monitor treatment and ensure the most effective, as well as the correct type of medication, is being used. Most doctors, including functional and holistic practitioners, do not use this test. Dr. Kellman has been using this test for many years and it has been a game-changer for his patients. Patients come to us from all over the world because of our incredible success in diagnosing and treating all thyroid disorders. 

Why is the conventional thyroid testing approach so flawed?

​There are two main problems with routine thyroid testing:

  • Thyroid hormone levels fluctuate so a transient low level may be missed. Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) is a common marker used to assess thyroid function, however, there are many conditions that can cause TSH to remain low, thereby masking the underlying thyroid dysfunction.
  • The “normal range” is somewhat arbitrary. Dr. Kellman’s approach is that everyone’s “normal range” may be slightly different and therefore reviews each patient’s test results in conjunction with their symptoms.

Further, symptoms appear well before the thyroid dysfunction is apparent on the routine thyroid panels.

If you suffer from ANY of these symptoms, you might have thyroid dysfunction:

  • Fatigue / low energy
  • Inexplicable weight gain or the inability to lose weight
  • Poor memory
  • Brain fog
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Constipation or other GI issues
  • Irregular periods / infertility
  • Hair Loss
  • Depression, anxiety or other mood changes
  • Cold intolerance
  • Tingling and numbness
  • Body aches or joint pain
  • Unexplained Symptoms (which may include feeling “old” or “off,” a sluggish metabolism, skin issues, etc.)

TRH stimulation test

The TRH Stimulation Test works similarly to a stress test for the heart. Conventional thyroid tests simply assess the circulating levels of various thyroid hormones and other markers in the blood at a point in time. Similar to an EKG, which assesses the electrical signals of the heart at rest.

When the thyroid is functioning properly, once circulating levels of thyroid hormone in the blood dip below a certain level, the pituitary gland releases TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone), which in turn stimulates the thyroid gland to release thyroid hormone. However, in people with a low-functioning thyroid, this communication is often impaired, resulting in the pituitary storing excess TSH.

The TRH Stimulation Test stimulates the pituitary gland to release stored TSH, rather than just passively assessing circulating levels. High levels of TSH upon stimulation of the pituitary are indicative of a low-functioning thyroid.

This results in a much more accurate method of testing, thereby allowing patients, who might have otherwise had their low thyroid function missed, to be properly diagnosed.

Conditions

  • Hypothyroidism results when an underactive thyroid fails to produce enough thyroid hormone. Some people have issues converting T4 to T3, which can also result in hypothyroidism. Since thyroid hormone works on nearly every cell in the body, this condition results in the body’s processes all slowing down. One of the most common forms of hypothyroidism is an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
  • Hyperthyroidism is a condition whereby the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone, which results in an accelerated rate of metabolism. This also includes Graves’ Disease, which is an autoimmune condition. Common symptoms include weight loss, heart palpitations, insomnia, anxiety, high blood pressure, and GI issues like diarrhea.
  • Non-Thyroidal Illness Syndrome (NTIS) is a condition where the levels of T3 and/or T4 are abnormal, but the thyroid gland does not appear to be dysfunctional. This is commonly missed by doctors, as many doctors are not even aware of it nor understand how to diagnose or treat it. Patients often suffer from the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction; however, they are commonly misdiagnosed and therefore not properly treated.

Causes

  • Microbiome imbalances/gut dysbiosis and leaky gut
  • Chronic stress
  • Exposure to heavy metals and other environmental toxins
  • Underlying viral infections
  • Adverse childhood experiences
  • Other hormone imbalances
  • Certain medications

Treatment

Dr. Kellman develops a customized and personalized protocol that addresses each patient’s condition and specific symptoms, which results in a much more successful outcome. The Kellman Wellness Center offers a variety of specialized and unique treatments, which when used in the correct combination can produce highly effective results. Our treatment plans address the root cause of the thyroid dysfunction, to both reverse the condition, as well as resolve symptoms.

Why work with Dr. Kellman for your thyroid disorder?

Much of Dr. Kellman’s success at healing his patients is due to the innovative and unique treatment options available at the Kellman Wellness Center. These include: 

  • Compounded and/or Armour thyroid hormone, which includes both types of thyroid hormone (T4 and T3). Most of the commonly prescribed thyroid medications (i.e., Synthroid) only contain T4, which is the inactive form. This is not as effective, as T4 must be converted to the active form of T3 and many people with thyroid dysfunction have conversion issues.
  • Natural compounds and nutraceuticals that aid with reducing inflammation are the root cause of many chronic conditions, including thyroid dysfunction.
  • Targeted probiotics, which include specific strains of bacteria used in the 
  • Appropriate combination to rebalance the gut microbiome.
  • Specific antioxidants target inflammation and help to counter oxidative damage to the cells.
  • IV therapy delivers specific nutrients and natural compounds directly into the bloodstream, making them much more effective. Several of the compounds used can cross the blood-brain barrier to directly target and resolve inflammation and brain fog.
  • Peptide therapy: small, naturally occurring proteins that are produced by the body as signaling molecules, are used to re-activate cells that have gone dormant or cells that need a boost to restore functionality.
  • Magnesphere helps to enable the body’s ability to enter its “parasympathetic state,” which reduces stress, promotes relaxation, and is the body’s natural healing state.
  • Nutrition and lifestyle support, including The Microbiome Diet, which is specifically focused on supporting and balancing the gut microbiome, so that it thrives and flourishes. Gut microbiome dysfunction is often the root cause of chronic conditions, including thyroid disease.
     

When appropriately combined, these innovative treatments provide powerful synergistic effects. Our goal is to use these therapies to activate and accelerate the body’s ability to heal itself.