TIRED OF YO-YO DIETING? Do you work out at a gym and don’t lose any weight? Can you put on weight by just smelling food? Are you ready to smack the next person that tells you to eat less and exercise more? These people just don’t understand! It is just not that simple.

WE GET IT. We see many patients that arrive for weight loss surgery with either undiagnosed, misdiagnosed or mistreated hypothyroidism and related issues. Thyroid is the master gland and controls everything else that goes on in your body. If your thyroid is not working at 100% efficiency, you will be struggling through life with many of the symptoms listed below.

NOT YOUR FAULT. The thyroid gland can begin to malfunction and make your life miserable through no fault of your own. Fluoride in toothpaste and in our drinking water, bromide in store bought bread, many different types of contamination in the environment all contribute to lowering your thyroid function. But if your thyroid can get contaminated, it can also get cleaned!

WE CAN FIX IT. New for 2018 is our diagnosis and support for Hypothyroid and related issues. There are 17 specific blood tests that we request our patients to get at home with their own doctor. If you can not get these tests or do not have a doctor at home, we can get your blood drawn in Mexico and run the specialized tests when you arrive for surgery. These tests tell us exactly what is going on with you thyroid gland, and all of the related issues that can prevent your body from properly metabolizing the thyroid hormone properly.

SURGERY AND NON-SURGERY OPTIONS. Keep in mind as you read the list below that you do have a choice when it comes to weight loss. We offer a variety of weight loss surgeries, which help patients lose weight by limiting the amount of food intake, however none of these weight loss surgeries address the underlying hypothyroid issues. NEW for 2018 is our hypothyroidism support for our surgery patients, and NEW Non-Surgical Weight Loss Program. We approach diagnosing and treating hypothyroidism with scientific blood tests. Integrated medicine is used to optimize your metabolism to melt the fat away. We can help your body temperature reach 98.6°F. Combined with dietary modifications and vitamin supplementation we can help you get your life back!

PRIOR SURGERY FAILED? We get calls every day from patients that previously had a weight loss surgery that have failed. In that case, we strongly recommend that you get all 17 blood tests and send us the results for a free evaluation. We will tell you whether or not you have thyroid and/or related issues. If you do, we will provide you with your medical options. Without getting your thyroid in working order, it is very likely that your second surgery will not result in weight loss.

SYMPTOMS OF UNDIAGNOSED OR MISTREATED HYPOTHYROIDISM

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

•Inability to lose weight no matter what you do
•Cold hands & feet – generally being cold regardless of weather or temperature
•Insidious weight gain
•Constant thirst and water will not quench it
•Increased or uncontrollable cravings for sugar and carbohydrates
•Weak arms – general weakness such as not being able to hold heavy items for long time which can manifest as tendonitis or carpal tunnel syndrome.
•Low energy and stamina
•Needing to nap every day
•Constipation
•Sluggish reflexes, clumsy
•Dry cracked skin on heels, ankles, fingers
•Hair loss
•Loss of curliness in curly or wavy hair
•Lower/deeper voice or scratchy/raspy voice
•Weak, brittle, cracking, breaking, splitting finger nails
•Ridges on fingernails
•Achy muscles and overall soreness
•Blood pressure issues – high or low
•Itchy inner ears
•Heavy legs when walking
•Unhealthy cholesterol results
•Low body temperature
•Uncomfortable feeling in throat/neck area.
•Digestive problems – gas, abdominal bloating
•Allergies – rare allergies are often related to untreated or mistreated Hashimoto’s
•Messy handwriting
•Heart palpitations – often related to adrenals and/or low iron
•Restless legs, uncontrollable compulsion to readjust one’s legs
•Compromised immunity – frequent colds/flu
•Extended recovery needed after exercise and sore after exercise
•Sensitivity to light, sounds and smells
•Swelling and inflammation
•Puffy eyes and face upon waking, general feeling of overall puffiness and bloat
•Myxedema – swelling of the skin and underlying tissues
•Stomach fat and a growing “tire” around your waist (thyroid and adrenal related)
•Headaches
•Anxiety attacks

MENTAL CHARACTERISTICS

•Serious depression or general malaise – paralyzed with lack of motivation.
•Brain fog and forgetfulness
•Feeling as if something wrong is happening to your brain
•Mixing up words when speaking
•Inability to concentrate or focus, instantly forget what you just read
•Moody, sensitive, easily agitated and feeling overwhelmed by simple tasks
•Relationship issues with family/friends/romantic partners
•Problems at work – inability to function well at work

SEXUAL CHARACTERISTICS

•Low or zero sex drive
•Infertility and miscarriages
•Menstrual irregularities such as heavy bleeding, constant bleeding, uterine fibroids/polyps, PCOS, miserable and long-lasting PMS
•Fibrocystic breasts – one or both can be painful, sensitive, sore, achy, lumpy, also a sign of estrogen dominance.

If you think that you are suffering from hypothyroidism, please do not hesitate to give us a call. We are here to help. For many patients, surgery is not the only answer. Weight loss surgery is a powerful tool, but cannot be the only tool in your tool box. Trinity Medical