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FATIGUE – Les Cole, MD, ABAARM, ABIHM

FATIGUE – Les Cole, MD, ABAARM, ABIHM

  Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms we see in functional medicine. Most patients have seen multiple doctors; have been told they are getting old, are depressed or need to exercise; are on multiple medications – antianxiety, anti-depressant,...
Thyroid Testing

Thyroid Testing

Before discussing the tests, we need to cover a few definitions:  T3 (triiodothyronine) – this is the active thyroid hormone.  rT3 (reverse T3) – an inactive form of T3 that blocks active T3 from reaching its receptors  T4 (thyroxine) – this is the pro-hormone that is...
Thyroid Testing

Am I Hypothyroid?

Are You Fatigued? Do You Have Low energy? Your thyroid hormone, T3 (the active thyroid hormone), has many functions. One of these is to increase the number of mitochondria (power plants) in your cells. Your mitochondria are intracellular organelles that produce ATP...
Thyroid Testing

Signs & Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism occurs as a result of too much thyroid hormone production. It is much less common than Hypothyroidism which occurs 5 times more often. The symptoms listed below are the most common for hyperthyroidism. These may also occur if you are being treated with...