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August 13, 2020 Thyroid0

Do you know signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism? My Thyroid Doctor has compiled a helpful list. The powerful little thyroid gland can have a great impact on your looks as well as your health. Your thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped mass of tissue located in the neck. Despite its small size, it plays a critical role in determining how our bodies function, and ultimately how we feel.

August 10, 2020 Thyroid0

You should know if your infertility is linked to a thyroid condition. Regardless of normal levels of thyroid hormones in the blood – a woman can be suffering from hypothyroidism. To accurately diagnose the type of hypothyroidism a patient is suffering from, Dr. Hugh Melnick evaluates a comprehensive panel of thyroid blood tests.

Hypothyroidism and Female Infertility

Thyroid blood tests diagnose certain types of hypothyroidism.

– TSH – Anti-Thyroid Antibodies
– Total and Free T3 – Anti-Thyroglobin Antibodies
– Total and Free T4 – Prolactin
– Reverse T3 (rT3) – Vitamin B12/Vitamin D3

Elevated TSH Level

Failure of the thyroid gland itself is diagnosed when the TSH level is elevated.

  • Hypothyroidism resulting from autoimmune Thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s) is diagnosed when anti-thyroid antibodies are detected.
  • When a patient has low TSH, T3, and T4 – possibly with an elevated prolactin level – the origin indicates Hypothyroidism of a Pituitary or Hypothalamic
  • High levels of reverse T3 indicate an adrenal gland issue, which is a result of chronic stress
  • When a symptomatic patient has low total T3 and vitamin B 12 levels, subclinical hypothyroidism exists

Thyroflex Nerve Conduction Velocity Testing

One the most significant and characteristic findings in Hypothyroid individuals is their slow deep tendon reflexes. This happens because when there is not enough active Thyroid hormone in the nerve cells, the metabolism of the nerve is reduced, so the conduction of an impulse down a nerve is slower than if the cell’s metabolic function was normal.

This test is a very accurate way to diagnose Hypothyroidism in symptomatic individuals who have all their blood tests in the normal range. The actual speed that the nerve conducts an impulse can be measured accurately by a computer and then the rate can be compared to the nerve transmission speeds in individuals with normal Thyroid function.

Like BBT measurements, the Thyrofex can be used to measure the adequacy of Thyroid treatment. If a patient is taking 60mg of Armour Thyroid and is still symptomatic, yet has normal blood tests, a Thyroflex test that shows slow nerve conduction will tell the Physician that the patient does need an increase in the dose of their medication. The Thyroflex test is an accurate way to insure that a patient is getting the optimal dose of thyroid medication.

Hypothyroidism Therapy Expertise

Dr. Hugh Melnick pays close attention to the diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism – a common condition among women suffering from infertility.

Your initial consultation with the Doctor can be conducted via telephone, Skype or FaceTime.

Schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Hugh Melnick at Advanced Fertility Services by calling 212.369.8700 – or – clicking the icon below.

August 6, 2020 Thyroid0

Your cost of hypothyroidism therapy will range between $350 and $1155 when you seek diagnostic testing and treatment from Dr. Hugh Melnick – founder of Advanced Fertility Services in NYC. Dr. Melnick is one of the very few fertility doctors offering treatment for subclinical hypothyroidism. Blood tests are not included in the cost of your initial consultation and follow up visits.

If you are trying to get pregnant, you must know the common causes of hypothyroidism. Many causes are obvious – due to a prior medical condition. Other signs and symptoms are subtle – going undiagnosed. Dr. Hugh Melnick – founder of Advanced Fertility Center in NYC – is one of only a handful of fertility doctors who offers comprehensive testing and treatment for hypothyroidism as part of infertility treatment.

July 20, 2020 Thyroid Testing0

To find comprehensive – yet affordable – thyroid diagnostic testing in NYC – schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Hugh Melnick – a specialist who has successfully provided cutting-edge thyroid testing and treatment for decades in NYC. Dr. Melnick pays close attention to the diagnosis and treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism – a common condition among women suffering from infertility and recurrent miscarriage.

July 13, 2020 Hypothyroidism Test0

Undetected low levels of thyroid hormone can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease by slowing down your body’s vital functions. You should test for hypothyroidism when you are detecting even the most subtle changes in your body’s performance. Don’t discount the nonspecific signs of hypothyroidism and write these symptoms off as daily stress and fatigue.

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