Thyroid Hormone Balancing Specialist

The Lamkin Clinic

Functional Medicine & Hormone Replacement Specialist located in Edmond, OK

Thyroid disease is common, affecting about 20 million people in the United States. Unfortunately, because of inadequate screenings, many people have low thyroid hormone levels for years without getting a proper diagnosis. At The Lamkin Clinic in Edmond, Oklahoma, Brian Lamkin, DO, specializes in thyroid hormone balancing. The wellness clinic offers thorough testing and targeted treatment to restore hormone levels. To find out more about thyroid hormone balancing, call the office, or schedule an appointment online today.

Thyroid Hormone Balancing Q&A

What is the thyroid?

Your thyroid is an endocrine gland located in the front of your neck. It makes a group of hormones known as the thyroid hormones. Your thyroid hormones include thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3).

These hormones control your metabolism, which is the system that determines how your body uses energy from the food you eat.

When you have low thyroid hormone levels, your metabolism slows down, and you may gain weight or have trouble losing weight. When you have high thyroid hormone levels, your metabolism speeds up, and you may lose weight or struggle gaining weight.

Thyroid problems are common, especially low thyroid levels or hypothyroidism. The Lamkin Clinic specializes in thyroid hormone balancing for people with low thyroid hormone levels.

Am I a candidate for thyroid hormone balancing?

The Lamkin Clinic determines if you’re a candidate for thyroid hormone balancing after a comprehensive evaluation.

You may benefit from a consultation if you suspect you have undiagnosed hypothyroidism or you have hypothyroidism and your current treatment isn’t working.

To determine whether you need thyroid hormone balancing, The Lamkin Clinic does a complete thyroid hormone panel and evaluation, including:

  • Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)
  • Free T3: Active T3 levels in your blood
  • Free T4: Active T4 levels in your blood
  • Reverse T3: Inactive T3 levels in your blood
  • Thyroid antibodies

When assessing thyroid function and health, most medical professionals only check the TSH, which may not accurately reflect your true thyroid health and function. 

What can I expect with thyroid hormone balancing?

You can expect personalized care with your thyroid hormone balancing at The Lamkin Clinic. 

After your initial evaluation and hormone testing, your provider talks to you about their findings and all of your hormone treatment and replacement options, including natural desiccated thyroid, compounded thyroid, or T3 only. Most physicians only use standard T4 hormone therapy.

Once you start treatment, your provider has you monitor your basal body temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate at home. They also have you come in for periodic lab testing until your thyroid levels are balanced.

The Lamkin Clinic optimizes your thyroid hormones by finding your ideal TSH reference range, which research indicates is usually in the upper half or upper third of the reference range. Most physicians only aim to get TSH levels in the reference range, not at your optimal range.

Schedule your thyroid hormone balancing consultation by calling The Lamkin Clinic or booking an appointment online today.