Many patients with thyroid disease can have symptoms years before their diagnosis. Concerns of fatigue, depression, weight gain, dry hair and skin and brain fog amongst many other symptoms may be present.
Integrative thyroid health incorporates the latest medical research and testing along with details of the patient’s history and symptoms. Making a diagnosis of a thyroid condition requires full understanding of a patient’s concerns and various body systems relating to thyroid. When addressing thyroid health in an integrative way, Dr. Lawson also assesses adrenal function, female or male hormone balance and the gastrointestinal tract, since these systems may play a key role in exacerbating thyroid conditions.
At Inbloom Health LLC, Dr. Lawson uses thorough testing of thyroid parameters such as TSH, free T3, free T4, reverse T3 and antibody testing to offer a complete thyroid picture and to give the best individualized care to each patient. Ultrasound examination may also be recommended, if necessary. Dr. Lawson is also willing to consider a wider variety of functional medicine treatment options, which includes supplements, minerals and prescription medications that use T3 and T4, as well as compounded medications from compounding pharmacies.