Weight Loss and Vitality Clinic

6020 Richmond Hwy # 100, Alexandria, VA, 22303

Call: (571) 550-9000

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Medication (Rx)

For the convenience of our clients we have an in house pharmacy at the Wellness and Vitality Center.

Testosterone Optimization

After the age of 30, men lose approximately 1-2% of their testosterone production every year.

Thyroid Optimization

Thyroid disorders can be the culprit for many problems and cause unnecessary suffering for millions of people.

BOTOX and Dermal Fillers

IV vitamin infusion

Intravenous (IV) vitamin drips delivers vitamins directly into the body for maximum absorption.

Thyroid Optimization

Thyroid Management

 

The Thyroid is considered the master gland of the human body. Thyroid disorders can be the culprit for many problems and cause unnecessary suffering for millions of people. Unfortunately, thyroid disease often goes un-diagnosed and is under-treated in many patients. Thyroid disorders commonly present with simple complaints such as anxiety, depression and fatigue. During normal evaluations with physicians they often order a TSH lab test which typically comes back as “normal.” Most doctors will then proceed to write prescriptions for antidepressants or antianxiety medications and never actually address the real problem.

 

Thyroid Dysfunction can present in many of the following ways:
 

 

Angina

Arthritis

Depression

Goiter

High Blood Pressure

Decreased Taste

Attention Problems

Ovarian Cysts

Preorbital Edema

Sensitivity

Body Aches

Muscle Weakness

Acne

Carpel Tunnel

Dry Skin

Headaches

 Infertility

Decreased Smell

Mental Fog

Overweight

Proptosis

Sleeping Dysfunction

Voice Changes

 

Anemia

Cold Extremities

Eczema

High Cholesterol

Lack of Energy

Macroglossia

Mental Recall

Pale Skin

Psoriasis

Decreased Reflex

Skin Discoloration

 

Anxiety

Constipation

Fatigue

Leg Edema

Hair Loss

Memory Issues

Menstral Problems

Paresthesia

Facial Swelling Cold

Stiffness

Muscle Pain

 

 

 

A properly functioning thyroid system will produce six hormones: T1, T2, T3, T4, RT3 and Calcitonin. T1 and T2 are thought to play a minor role and considered largely a byproduct of T3/T4 formation. Calcitonin is a thyroid hormone that [along with parathyroid hormone (PTH)] regulates calcium in your body.

 

T3 and T4 work together to regulate the body’s metabolic rate with T3 considered the more active hormone.  Increased levels of T3 and T4 lead to increased cellular activity and energy usage in the body.

 

RT3 (which stands for Reverse T3) comes from the conversion of T4. The liver is constantly converting free T4 into RT3 based on the body’s metabolic demands. The primary purpose of RT3 is to slow down the metabolic rate and conserve energy. On most days the liver will convert approximately 40% of circulating T4 into T3 and 20% into RT3. However, during times of biological stress the body will convert a larger percentage of T4 into RT3; hence slowing down the body’s metabolism and conserving energy. 

 

Common medical conditions associated with an increased RT3 level include: Diabetes, Obesity, Starvation, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Aging, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Chronic Infections, Physiologic stress, Cardiac Inflammatory Disease, Chronic Illness and Trauma.

 

At Weight Loss and Vitality this is something that we do not overlook and make every effort to ensure that we are focused on identifying undiagnosed and undertreated thyroid conditions.