Thyroid & Adrenal Fatigue

Do you have a normal or borderline thyroid or stressed out and you notice that you are more fatigued than usual?

Has the doctor ever told you that that your labs look good or that you are borderline, but you still don’t feel right?

Thyroid plays an important role in regulating the body’s metabolic rate controlling heart, muscle, digestive, functions, bone, and brain development.

Symptoms of suboptimal thyroid can express as fatigue/ tiredness, weight gain, depression, impaired memory, thinning hair, sensitivity to cold, constipation, slow heart rate, heavy or irregular menstrual cycles, muscle aches, tenderness, and stiffness, elevated cholesterol, low ferritin, etc.

As we age, our energy declines due to normal changes in the aging process. Lack of proper sleep is one of the most common causes of fatigue. Doing too much can also cause fatigue: working or playing hard without resting properly.

Stress can cause a spike in Cortisol by the Adrenal glands. Cortisol plays important roles in the body. It regulates stress, the inflammation, and immune response. Elevated cortisol levels can be caused a variety of issues such as acute or chronic stress, overactivity or issues with the pituitary or adrenal glands, or medication side effects (i.e. prednisone). When your body is in a stressed state, whether good or bad it stimulates the sympathetic nervous system “fight or flight” which creates a state of arousal and is essential for survival situations i.e. seeing a bear in the woods.

Arousal of the body are things like

  • Rapid and shallow breathing to get more oxygen
  • Rapid heart rate to pump blood to your vital muscles i.e. heart and brain – increasing blood pressure and possibly formation of artery-clogging deposits
  • Tingling or “jelly” arms orles as the blood is going to heart and brain
  • Upset stomach as the blood is being redirected to vital body parts
  • Muscle tension – tight throat and chest
  • Increased metabolic body temperature will leave you feeling of hot and sweaty due to increased adrenaline to cool down your body.
  • It also increases your appetite and can cause cravings for salty, sweet, and fatty foods. Direct mechanisms (causing people to eat more) or indirectly (decreasing sleep and exercise).
  • Brain changes that may contribute to anxiety, depression, and addiction.

As you can see the physiological changes in the body due to stress is significant. Prolonged stress leads to high levels of circulating cortisol and decreases the effectiveness of cortisol to regulate both the inflammatory and immune response because it decreases tissue sensitivity to cortisol. High cortisol levels lead to increased inflammatory cytokines production which increases inflammation in the body.

Treatment Highlights

  • Comprehensive blood and allergy testing
  • Client education – get to know your health and how you can optimize your levels
  • Dietary and lifestyle change recommendations
  • Vitamin and/or peptide supplements recommendations
  • Option to add-on personal training with a Fitness Pro/Prep Coach that will help with exercise and nutrition.
  • Option to add-on mental health counseling

Our Process

  • Request consult
  • Diagnostic blood & allergy testing
  • Provider review & physical
  • Meds shipped directly to you or called into the pharmacy

FAQ

How are office visits handled?
  • Simple – once you are registered you can request a visit through our online client portal, text, or phone call our main office line.
  • You will need to see the provider in person for the first time then you may schedule telemedicine visit for a quick checkup or at your convenience.
Do you provide telemedicine visits?
  • Yes, you will need to see the provider in person for the first time then you may schedule telemedicine visit for a quick checkup or at your convenience.
What's included with the concierge membership?
    • Unlimited minor prescriptions & treatments like
      • Common colds – Upper Respiratory Infections
        • Typically caused by viruses
      • Upper Respiratory bacterial Infections
      • Conjunctivitis “Pink Eye”
      • UTI
      • Acute otitis media (middle ear infection)
      • Minor thyroid cases or adrenal fatigue cases
    • Call or text a provider, 10 hours a day, 5 days a week
    • Prioritized appointments and telemedicine appointments for concierge members
    • No copays, no insurance hassles, transparent pricing
    • Ongoing preventative and wellness visits
    • LabCorp testing: Urinalysis, urine pregnancy, strep throat, flu, mono, etc
    • Minor procedures: Laceration repair, etc
Are doctor visits included with concierge membership?

Yes, you will get an annual physical/ wellness visit (45 minutes – 1 hour) and One – 30 minute semiannual visit OR Two – 15 minute reviews. Beyond that, please contact our office for pricing.

How long is an average doctor visit?
  • An annual physical/ wellness visit is 1 hour)
  • Semiannual visit – 30 minutes
  • Quick check up – 15 minutes
What about bloodwork, medications, specialists, and imaging?
  • We are contracted with LabCorp, Quest Diagnostics, and Allermetrix to provide in-depth lab work and allergy testing.
  • Medications are shipped directly to your or prescribed to your local pharmacy.
  • We work with various specialists to get you the right provider for your needs for specialty cases and/ or imaging.
Will you see me without a concierge membership?
  • We suggest concierge memberships as it provides comprehensive and ongoing customized treatment plans.
  • If a concierge membership is not for you then we can discuss A La Carte options.
Do you accept insurance?
  • Currently, we do not accept insurance for treatment plans. We do accept insurance for labs and allergy testing.
  • We accept CareCredit as a financing option and HSA/ FSA
How do I pay for services?
  • We accept all major forms of Credit and Debit cards. For your convenience, we keep a card on file make it easier for you to make monthly, quarterly, biannual or annual payments.
What happens if I don’t want to continue services?
  • Memberships are paid monthly. If you are unhappy with the services OR for any reason wish to cancel your membership, a 30-day notice is required. Any services already performed (i.e. preventive exams) will be itemized for payment.
Contact us for more information or to schedule your confidential consultation
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