Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism

Have you been told that you have hypothyroidism, only to be placed on a medication that hasn’t helped? 

Has your doctor said that your labs are “normal” and there’s nothing more you can do?

Do you continue to have problems with your energy, weight, digestion, and mood?

Do you feel like you will be a slave to hypothyroidism for the rest of your life?

Hypothyroidism is reversible. Our patients prove this.

Your body has the ability to heal.

If you’ve been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, it’s time to understand why. 

There are over 20 possible causes for hypothyroidism, and if your doctor is not helping you find and address the cause, you are not getting the care you deserve.

If you are experiencing the following, then your treatment team is missing something:

  • Feeling Sluggish and fatigued
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Constipation
  • Dry skin
  • Hair loss
  • Weight gain and/or inability to lose weight
  • Lack of concentration and memory problems
  • Muscle soreness
  • Irregular periods
  • Infertility

If you could reverse your hypothyroid symptoms, would you? The earlier we address the root cause of your condition, the sooner you can begin to reverse it.

Our thyroid testing goes far deeper than that of a conventional doctor or endocrinologist. Conventional doctors BARELY scratch the surface of your thyroid function and resulting symptoms. They simply look at your Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) and your Free T4 (FT4) levels, neglecting the testing of many crucial and informative components.

Our Thyroid Condition Reversal program includes 5x as much testing … At a minimum, we evaluate TSH, FT4, total T4, total T3, free T3, reverse T3, anti-TPO antibody, anti-thyroglobulin antibody, thyroid binding globulin, and thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin. Beyond blood tests, Thyroid function may be hindered by: gut disturbances, infections, toxicity, and stress. Each component is evaluated to create a unique protocol optimized for you.

Our Hypothyroidism Reversal Program looks for the cause of your condition and tailors a program specific to you. You don’t have to suffer from unrelenting symptoms. It’s time to get back to feeling like yourself.

It’s time to get back to feeling like yourself.

Have any questions?

At PrimeHealth Denver, we are proud to offer a wide range of treatments and services based on leading research and a whole-body approach. Whether struggling with a chronic condition or simply looking to optimize your health, we will work with you to develop a personalized care plan.

The most common thyroid conditions that we reverse include:

  • Autoimmune thyroiditis / Hashimoto’s Disease
  • Hyperthyroidism / Grave’s Disease
  • Subacute thyroiditis
  • Thyrotoxicosis
  • Post-surgical hypothyroidism.

Autoimmune Thyroiditis (aka Hashimoto’s disease) is the most common thyroid condition. Autoimmune Thyroiditis is caused by inflammation in the thyroid gland (thyroiditis) as a result of the immune system attacking the thyroid. Currently, conventional endocrinologists (hormone doctors) abstain from intervention until the thyroid is damaged to the point where thyroid hormone production declines, a state called hypothyroidism. They then treat solely with supplemental thyroid hormone, a life-saving treatment for patients that need it.

Thankfully, it is clear that there are many ways that we can prevent (or at least slow down) thyroid gland destruction before it’s too late.

When our Practice Manager, Luke Schmidt, saw Dr. Rafatjah as a patient in 2016, she diagnosed him with Autoimmune Thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s), a diagnosis missed by every doctor he had seen previously. If left untreated, he likely would have developed hypothyroidism. Not only did Dr. Rafatjah uncover his thyroid disease, but she was able to help him cure it through simple lifestyle changes.

Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone to sustain normal physiological function. The most common cause of hypothyroidism is Autoimmune Thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s disease). The usual conventional medical management of hypothyroidism includes a prescription for Synthroid (levothyroxine, or T4). While some people do very well on this medication, it is evident that others do better with a medication containing both T4 (levothyroxine) and T3 (liothyronine). There are various ways to give T4 and T3 together. At PrimeHealth, we are dedicated to finding the exact combination of T4/T3 that your body needs to thrive. As our patient, each treatment option will be evaluated and chosen as it pertains to your particular case.

The other autoimmune thyroid condition we work with is Hyperthyroidism (Grave’s Disease). In this case, there is autoimmune inflammation of the thyroid gland, causing the thyroid to produce excessive amounts of thyroid hormone. Gradually, this over-production and inflammation lead to destruction and subsequent hypothyroidism, or underproduction of thyroid hormone. The standard of care in the conventional model involves giving thyroid hormone-blocking medications and either permanently destroying the thyroid gland using radioactive iodine or surgically removing the thyroid gland. Thankfully, rather than using irreversible and drastic measures, we work with you to support your thyroid gland toward healthy function.

Links: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22109896H

Patient Success Stories

Jamie Olivarez

“I entered as just diagnosed with Hashimotos and levels over 2,000 to now being almost in remission. I am no longer Vitamin D and B deficient. No longer have brain fog, joint pain, insomnia, imbalanced hormones, and so on and so on. I feel the best I have felt in almost 10 years.”

Betsy McLaughlin

“They have changed my life. I was diagnosed with Hashimotos hypothyroid 2.5 years ago. I was exhausted all the time, my hair was falling out, I was anxious, and I had gained a lot of weight. Needless to say I was very unhappy. My diagnosis was almost a relief, since I realized there was a…

Renee Tavoularis

“I discovered Dr. Rafatjah after being frustrated and confused on how to manage my hashimoto’s thyroid disease, perimenopause, and adrenal fatigue – my previous endocrinologist, gynecologist, and general internist were not on the same page. Dr. Rafatjah took the time to look at me holistically, understand my unique factors, and treat me, the whole person.…

Jamie Olivarez

“For the last 10 years I have felt off and was certain it was my thyroid but was always told it was borderline but not an issue. If only I had known what I know now! Dr. Rafatjah, Katie and Luke have been life changing and life giving to me the past 6 months. I…

Susan Schmidt

“After 15 years of suboptimal thyroid function, I’m happy to announce my thyroid and I are much healthier and happier”

Lianna Nielsen

“She is extremely knowledgeable and helped me a lot with my inflammatory autoimmune condition.”

Evann Lepro

“After discovering thyroid imbalances during my annual bloodwork, a traditional endocrinologist put me on medications. My bloodwork numbers improved, but my symptoms did not. I felt like this doctor was looking at one body part in a vacuum. She (Dr. Rafatjah) worked with me on supplements, diet, and lifestyle habits. Over a few months, my…

Jamie Olivarez

“Dr. Rafatjah, Katie and Luke have been life changing and life giving to me the past 6 months.“

Betsy McLaughlin

“I had no idea that in less than a year my life could change so much.”

Betsy McLaughlin

“After working with PrimeHealth, not only is my thyroid optimal, but my inflammation has decreased significantly and I have lost almost 40 pounds! I have so much more energy and life in me than I did last year. “

Christina Rohm

I highly recommend Dr. Soyona Rafatjah. I knew something was “off” in my body and, after she ordered extensive blood work for me, she was able to diagnosis my rare condition. She then devised a creative and personalized treatment plan which improved and even reversed many of my symptoms. I feel so much better today…

Mary Ann Rounseville

Dr. R is an incredible doctor and person. I worked with her for over a year on auto-immune and thyroid issues. She looks at your whole health from lifestyle, diet, stress management, and more. She’s extremely knowledgeable about natural and functional practices as well as traditional ones, but she always looks at the underlying roots…

Susan Schmidt

As a healthcare provider myself, I found that I was confused and misguided when it came to optimizing my own health. I decided to work with Dr. Rafatjah to sort it all out and she did not disappoint! After 15 years of suboptimal thyroid function, I’m happy to announce my thyroid and I am much…

Renee Tavoularis

I discovered Dr. Rafatjah after being frustrated and confused on how to manage my Hashimoto’s thyroid disease, perimenopause, and adrenal fatigue – my previous endocrinologist, gynecologist, and general internist were not on the same page. Dr. Rafatjah took the time to look at me holistically, understand my unique factors, and treat me, the whole person.…

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