Overview

The adrenal glands and the thyroid so closely influence each other’s function that they are assessed together. The adrenal glands control our response to stress while the thyroid controls our metabolic rate. Long term overstimulation of the adrenals can contribute to an under functioning thyroid.

Suboptimal thyroid function occurs when there is either too much or too little functional thyroid hormone. Most concerns that present are in relation to underactive thyroid as overactive thyroid is less common and will require the attention of your G.P.

Typical concerns:

  • Low energy
  • Poor sleep and exhausted on waking
  • Poor memory
  • Dry skin
  • Hair loss
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Sluggish bowel
  • Negativity and low mood
  • Weight gain around the middle

How I Address This

1. Health Questionnaire and Food Diary

Before your consultation I send you a health questionnaire and food diary to complete and return to me 3 days before your appointment. This is so I can research your health concerns and any medication or treatment you may be currently be prescribed.

2. Initial Consultation

  • The initial consultation cost €80 and lasts 60-70 minutes.
  • At consultation we assess if there is underlying adrenal suppression that may be contributing to thyroid imbalances
  • Optimise nutrients for Thyroid hormone synthesis and conversion
  • Practical lifestyle recommendations to support thyroid function
  • Testing: Full thyroid panel test if appropriate.
  • You will receive personal recommendations including fact sheets, recipes or meal ideas that you are comfortable with, so you know exactly what you need to do next.

3. Follow up visit

  • The follow up appointment cost €50 and lasts 45 minutes.
  • This visit is an opportunity for you to discuss any challenges you may encounter, ask questions or review your test results.
  • After every follow up appointment you will receive updated recommendations.
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    Consider the chronic health care package for long term support