Mar 14 2022
Levothyroxine and Hair Loss ⎥Thyroid Health, with Dr. Susanne Breen
Dr. Susanne Breen is a board certified naturopathic physician. She completed her medical training at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) after initial medical studies at the Oregon Health Sciences University in conventional medicine. Healing, she discovered, required more than medication or even natural remedies. Her inspiration came from her advanced studies at NUNM in gastroenterology, including Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), where she learned about the root causes of her personal health challenges. She read Breaking the Vicious Cycle, changed her diet, found direction from practitioners and started her path to health. She brings her personal experience and training to help others do the same. Dr. Breen completed a residency with Dr. Gary Weiner at Pearl Natural Health and continues to see patients at this location. Her training and expertise in the areas of IBD/IBS, thyroid health, bio-identical hormones, gynecology, IV therapy, herbal, nutritional and lifestyle changes offers people a holistic, integrative and comprehensive model of care. Dr. Breen is a wife and mother of two children. She enjoys living in the Pacific Northwest where she hikes, snow skis, and gardens. She has a special love for animals, including her two cats, fermented foods and Tabata workouts. In this episode, the following topics are discussed: Fatigue, hair loss, weight gain, anxiety, and depression.Sub-clinical hypothyroidismStandard range for TSH has changed over the years, .5 - 1.5 TSH is optimalArmour Thyroid vs LevothyroxineIf antibodies are involved than it is most likely related to the gutGetting off thyroid medicationTesting: TSH, free T3 T4, TPO antibodies, reverse T3Getting motivated and inspired by fixing thyroidSeleniumIodineThyroid supplementsTreating fertilityHair loss and levothyoxineJoint pain and levothyroxine Nature vs ArmourMagnesium interfering with T4Analysis of gut and assessment: bad breath, burping, etc.Stool testing for SIBOProgesterone and testosteroneTesting for adrenal fatigue through saliva throughout the dayCortisol secretion related to grief or stressDesiccated bovine adrenalGraves’ disease and testosterone fixBreath tests and pathogensMicrofloraDigestive and thyroid health are connectedBowel movement frequency and constipationWhole foods and unprocessed foodsSugar, inflammation, and heart diseaseHomemade yogurt and cow’s milk and removing lactose, fixing bloatingFood allergy testingAchy joints, painful feet, anemia, cramping, testosterone and estrogen, neuro-therapy, ozone therapy, acupuncture, blood flow, dizziness, hydration, lyme disease, and muscle spasms. NOTES: Mysymotoms.com Susanne Breen, N.D.