Your Thyroid: The Master Gland You May Not Even Know Exists


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Dr. Vivian DeNise explains what your thyroid gland is, how it works and what hypothyroid and hyperthyroid conditions are. She also reveals how integrative diagnostics and conventional diagnostics differ.

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  • The thyroid is one of the most important glands of your body. It’s been called “the master gland” the “manager” gland and “the brains” of your body’s gland system…it’s kind of like New York to the rest of the country. It is very influential…but you may not even know where it is or what it does.
  • The thyroid is a 2-inch-long, butterfly-shaped gland weighing less than 1 ounce. Located in the front of the neck below the larynx, or voice box, it has two lobes, one on each side of the windpipe
  • T3 is 5 times more active than T4T4 can be converted into T3 reverseT2 increases the metabolic rate of your muscles and fat tissues
  • Hashimoto’s is the most common cause of thyroid disease. According to the World Health Organization 72% of the world population is iodine deficient. It has been noticed in people who swim in indoor pools have an increased incidence in hypothyroidism due to the cholrine replacing iodine.
  • More common in women than men. Most frequently diagnosed between the ages of 30-40
  • Hyperthyroidism can be life threatening and Must Always be treated by a physicianDietary includes cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale and brussel sproutsLeafy green vegetables, peaches, pears and soybeans
  • Your Thyroid: The Master Gland You May Not Even Know Exists

    1. 1. Dr.Vivian DeNisePatients Medical
    2. 2.  A full-service, holistic medical center Integrate modern medicine with
    3. 3. www.patientsmedical.com800 Second Avenue, Suite 900 (between 42nd and 43rd) NYC 10017
    4. 4.  Promote healing and prevent disease Focus on the root cause of symptoms Avoid a “Band-Aid”
    5. 5. Defining Integrative
    6. 6. Introducing our speakers:Vivian DeNise, DOABAARM, FAARMIntegrative Internal MedicineHolistic
    7. 7.  Completed her medical degreeat NewYork College ofOsteopathic Medicine Certified in Integrative Medicinewith the American Academy ofAnti-Aging Medicine (A4M)
    8. 8.  Specialties include Thyroid Disorders BalancingAdrenal Function Detoxification Hormonal Imbalances Nutritional Deficiencies Weight Loss Gastro-Intestinal Problems Women’s and Men’s Wellness Pediatrics And many more!
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    13. 13.  Affects tissue repair anddevelopment Aides in the function ofmitochondria (energymakers of the cell) Assists in the digestionprocess Controls hormone excretion Controls oxygen utilization Modulates blood flow Modulates carbohydrate,protein, and fat metabolism Modulates muscle and nerveaction Regulates energy and heatproduction Regulates growth Regulates vitamin usage Stimulates protein
    14. 14.  T2 TSH-made in the pituitary gland T4-made in the thyroid gland T3-converted fromT4 primarily in liver and kidneys
    15. 15.  Good metabolism Focus and concentration Positive attitude Good digestion Healthy immune system Brain wellness Clear skin And much more!
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    17. 17. Low function = HYPOthyroidismOver function =
    18. 18.  Anxiety/panic attacks Brittle nails Coarse, dry hair Cold hands and feet Constipation Decreased memory Low libido Depression Diffuse hair loss Dizziness/vertigo Dry, itchy ear canals Endometriosis Fatigue Fluid retention Gall stones Headache Increased appetite Infertility Insomnia Iron deficiency/anemia PMS Poor circulation Slower reflexes Swelling in body Weight gain And many others…
    19. 19.  ADHD Chronic Fatigue / Fibromyalgia Congestive Heart Failure Depression/ Anxiety Elevated Cholesterol Heart Disease High C-Reactive Protein Increased Homocysteine Levels Insulin
    20. 20.  Aging LowTSH High ReverseT3 Hashimoto’sThyroiditis Mineral deficiency such asIodine, Zinc, Selenium,Copper and Iron Vitamin Deficiency such asVitamins A,B2,B3, C and D3 Hormonal Imbalance such aslow estradiol Medications: Beta Blockers,Birth control phtalate,Lithium, chemotherapy Diabetes Heavy metals such as Lead,Mercury Toxins such as PCB’s,Pesticides, Phtalates Stress Poor diet Excessive alcohol
    21. 21.  Synthroid, or Levothyroxine=T4 Cytomel =T3 Armour thyroid=T3,T4,T1,
    22. 22.  Chest pain Excessive sweating Hair loss Heart racing Heat intolerance Heightened anxiety,irritability, moodiness ordepression Increased bowelmovements Muscle weakness Staring gaze Shortness of breath Weight loss Insomnia Light or absentmenstrual cycles Puffiness around
    23. 23. Most common cause is Grave’s Disease when thebody makes antibodies against the
    24. 24.  Dietary **** Carnitine Beta blockers Dexamethasone Propylthiouracil Radioactive
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    26. 26.  Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) CirculatingT4 (inactive thyroid hormone)These will tell you if you have an overt or verycommon thyroid
    27. 27.  Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) CirculatingT4 (inactive thyroid hormone) FreeT4 T3 FreeT3 Anti-ThyroidAntibodies Vitamin and Mineral deficiencies Thyrotropin Releasing Hormone (TRH) –
    28. 28.  Thyroid Sonogram Thyroid Scan
    29. 29.  Get a clearer picture of your thyroid’s wholehealth TRH can give you information about how yourthyroid communicates with your brain Can diagnose more uncommon or slightthyroid
    30. 30.  Take the time to get to know you, as a wholeperson – not just a symptom Flexibility to offer a variety of protocols – bothconventional and holistic Doctor and Patient are partners in creating awellness
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    32. 32. Dr. DeNise will be here this morning to answer all ofyour thyroid health questions.We welcome you to follow up with her at PatientsMedical for personalized medical
    33. 33. www.patientsmedical.comDr. Rashmi Gulati,Medical DirectorDr. Kamau Kokayi,Holistic and ChineseMedicineDr. Stuart Weg,Alternative PainManagementDr. Vivan DeNise,Integrative InternalMedicine and PedsDr. Eileen DiFrancescoPsychopharmacologyDr. Gino BottinoHolistic OncologyDr. Paul A. DreschnackPlastic SurgeryDr. L. Deanna HowardHolistic GYNDr. Victor I. RosenbergPlastic SurgeryDr. Marcia A. HarrisHolistic GYN andInternal MedicineDr. Alan Coffino,NephrologyDr. Ayman MattaHolistic Ophthalmology
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    36. 36. www.patientsmedical.comTo get more information or to schedule anappointment,call 212-679-9667 oremail