Thyroid Basics, A Functional Medicine Approach

  • Published on Aug 18, 2010
  •, Dr. Krupka discusses the basics of thyroid physiology and regulation from a functional medicine perspective. If you have symptoms of thyroid dysfunction, but you continue to be told that your lab tests are "normal" you should watch Dr. Krupka's series of thyroid videos!
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Comments • 6

  • Gray Lion
    Gray Lion 7 years ago

    Dr. Krupka, great video on how the thyroid works!! I now realize why I feel so bad. Had my thyroid removed (cancer) on Levothyroxine now, they only test TSH & Free T4 and say I'm OK, can't help me. I was on Cytomel (T3) at one time and felt MUCH better. Doctor says T3 meds are not for long term use. The last year has been horrible, extreme hypo symptoms with ER visits (no help) I have a new Doc & will run ALL tests you have mentioned in other videos. Thanks again!!

  • ctwhaley
    ctwhaley 7 years ago

    What are some of the factors or causes that could lead to normal Free T4 and T3 levels but a slightly elevated TSH level (5.6). Symptoms are tiredness and numbness in body. Any recommendations?

  • DrPatrickKrupka
    DrPatrickKrupka  8 years ago

    @tamrakat: I don't know of one off hnd, but you can go to FunctionalMedicine"dot"org and search by your zip code to find a Functional Medicine practitioner near you.

  • tamrakat
    tamrakat 8 years ago

    Is there a good functional Medicine doctor near Gilroy, Ca? I was misdiagnosed with fibromyalgia for 3 years.

  • DrPatrickKrupka
    DrPatrickKrupka  9 years ago

    @taborsmith1 Thanks, Tabor, glad you liked it, this thyroid series is pretty popular. More to come soon!

  • Pure Life Family Wellness Chiropractor

    Wow, awesome video Dr. Krupka! I always learn so much from your videos. Thanks for explaining that.