Hypo and Hyper Thyroidism
When the thyroid produces too much hormone, the body uses energy faster than it should. This condition is called hyperthyroidism. When the thyroid doesn't produce enough hormone, the body uses energy slower than it should, this condition is called hypothyroidism.
Hashimoto's disease is a condition in which the immune system attacks the thyroid gland, a small gland at the base of the neck below the Adam's apple. Inflammation from this disease is also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, and often leads to an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism).
At The De Pieri Clinic, our practitioners go beyond the usual thyroid testing in search of the root cause of the disease. Our doctors have found that, by integrating a science-based approach and in-depth testing, they can acheive a more successful recovery for patients. Prescription medications are often necessary, but are more effective when tailored to the specific medical situation.
Becoming A Patient:
Please fill in the contact form below, and request a Functional Medicine Information package. Please select either Dr. Dawson or Dr. Frouws as they are the practitioners that offer this specific service. This package includes further information such as fees, types of testing offered and appointment information. It also includes a questionnaire, which will help the doctor understand your health history, and prepare for your first appointment. Once the questionnaire is completed and returned, your first appointment will be scheduled.
As always at The De Pieri Clinic, a full medical assessment is done to determine whether you are a candidate for hormone therapy. At this assessment, testing will be arranged, and a subsequent visit will be scheduled to review results, prescribe medication and provide your treatment plan.
Please note that we are not a General Practice, and we require all of our patients to have a regular Family Doctor, with whom we are happy to collaborate and share results if you so desire.
We look forward to working with you to reach personal optimal wellness!