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Thyroid Treatments

thryoid located in your neckThe Youth Institute is pleased to announce our expansion into thyroid treatment area. With strong experience working with patients with hormone level deficiencies, it’s a natural extension for us to expand into thyroid treatments. Thyroid treatments will be provided at all locations – Cary NC, Wilmington NC, as well as our Wake Forest NC office. We will be assisting individuals with the following types of issues:

Hypothyroidism

A condition in which the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone. Symptoms include weight gain, constipation, dry skin, sensitivity to cold, and extreme fatigue.

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

An autoimmune disorder characterized by inflammation of the thyroid gland. Symptoms are usually the same as those for hypothyroidism, although in the early stages, Hashimoto’s patients sometimes experience weight loss, heart palpitations, and panic attacks.

Thyroid Quiz

Full Thyroid Treatment Plans

A Full Treatment Plan for our Thyroid Patients will include:

  • An initial consultation and ongoing consultations with Dr. Brannon throughout treatment
  • Comprehensive lab testing to determine the type and severity of the thyroid disorder
  • Recommendations for a proper diet to best address the patient’s individual needs
  • Detox information to clean and heal the body from the inside out
  • The best possible supplements for the patient’s condition will be recommended
  • Prescriptions for thyroid replacement hormone or other medications the patient may require

How common are thyroid issues?

women- 8x more likely to develop thryoid issues than menWomen are eight times more likely to develop thyroid disorders than men, although thyroid disorders are becoming increasingly common for men as well. According to the American Thyroid Association, an estimated 20 million people in the United States are suffering from some type of thyroid dysfunction, and more than half are unaware of it. A fact that is commonly overlooked by mainstream medical professionals, is that the loss of testosterone and estrogen as we age is intricately connected to thyroid problems. It naturally follows that treating patients with bioidentical hormones goes hand in hand with restoring proper thyroid function.

What are expected thyroid levels?

As with our BHRT, we don’t view the “reference range” values on lab results as optimal…this applies to our Thyroid lab analyzation as well. Listed below are our ideal results for Thyroid Testing:

TSH 1 – 1.5 uIU/mL
Free T4 > 1.1 ng/dL
Free T3 > 3.2 pg/mL
Reverse T3 < 10 ng/dL
Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody < 9 IU/mL

Contact The Youth Institute to learn more about thyroid treatments today!

At The Youth Institute, our goal is to optimize your hormones so you can look and feel your best for a lifetime. The endocrine system is very complex and delicate. The key to perfect health is balancing hormones at the ideal levels, adding high-quality nutraceuticals, and adopting a healthy diet. With appropriate lab testing, we can help you identify the specific cause of your symptoms, and design a treatment plan that best suits you as an individual. Allow us to help you feel better than you ever dreamed possible – at any age! No, you do not have to resign yourself to feeling tired, achy, and “old.” Join the thousands of men and women who have realized that with proper hormone replacement, age is truly just a number!

Why choose The Youth Institute?

Dr. Greg Brannon has been an OB-GYN for over 25 years. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 1982 and then, The University of Health and Science Chicago Medical School in 1988. Dr. Brannon completed his residency in OB-GYN at the University of Southern California Women’s Hospital in 1992. He was a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and has been in private practice in the Raleigh-Durham area since 1993. Dr. Brannon has a lifetime of experience working in women’s health, and has become an expert in human hormonal changes in particular.

Youth Institute in Cary

In 2012, Dr. Brannon opened The Youth Institute in Cary, NC and is now devoting the majority of his time to the exciting, emerging field of Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine through Hormone Optimization. As of August 2018, Dr. Brannon has also opened new Youth Institute clinics in Wake Forest NC, Wilmington NC and, most recently, Southern Pines NC. Other locations are expected in the future.. He is currently treating 1,500 local men and women in his Cary office with safe and effective bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.