Thyroid hormone affects the overall metabolism of every cell within the human body. Therefore, thyroid disorders are metabolic disorders. Therapeutic interventions for thyroid disease realize their best outcomes when seen through the lens of optimizing metabolic rate. This lecture will expound on this concept demonstrating direct therapeutic strategies and tools for measuring and enhancing metabolic rate. The physician will learn how to accurately measure metabolic rate clinically and how to alter this rate with optimal thyroid hormone interventions. Additionally, this lecture will demonstrate the biological interrelationships with various hormonal systems including sex hormones, insulin and blood sugar regulation, adrenal dysfunction, and gastro-endocrine implications. The entire hormonal milieu will considered in the context of its influence on thyroid hormone metabolism and function and the resultant benefits to metabolic rate and patient symptomatic improvement.
To understand and learn the clinical potential of a comprehensive endocrinological and hormonal treatment protocol for thyroid disease with the central therapeutic goal of improving metabolism through optimal thyroid hormone dosing.