Metabolic Measurement

Thyroid Assessment and Metabolism Boosting in Victoria, TX

Do you know your metabolism?  
You can’t tell just by considering your age, height, and weight. Our metabolism declines dramatically within the first few decades of life.

This package includes the following:
  • Metabolism measurements (by Microlife’s MedGem)
  • Comprehensive thyroid panel
  • Other tests, as needed, to evaluate for causes of low metabolism
  • Visits with physician to review symptoms and test results and receive recommendations
What is Metabolism?
Metabolism is the amount of energy (calories) your body burns to maintain itself. Whether you are eating, drinking, sleeping or working, your body is constantly burning calories to keep you going. Metabolism is affected by your body’s anatomy, biochemistry and physiology. In other words, your body’s structure, tissue composition and organ activities help define your metabolism. By increasing metabolism, you turn your body’s own internal engine into a fat burning machine. Metabolism works just like any other engine; it needs fuel to run. In this case the fuel is the food or calories you eat. The more active you are, the more energy you burn; and the more energy you burn, the more fuel is needed. In the case of the human body, that fuel is calories that come from glycogen stored in muscles and fat.

Our metabolism declines drastically within the first few decades of life. During this time our eating habits have been established and if we do not start making lifestyle changes, we will see the number on the scale start to increase.

Metabolism Measurement
Don’t rely on formulas that estimate metabolism.  Measure it!
 The MedGem indirect calorimeter, an FDA 510K-cleared Class II medical device, is a state-of-the-art, handheld monitor that measures oxygen consumption (VO2) to determine your metabolic rate. The measurement is done within 15 minutes and allows for personalized assessment of body’s metabolic rate which is crucial for individualized nutrition and weight management plans. This means that whether you’re working to lose weight, change body composition (lose fat and gain muscle), build strength, or compete in a fitness event, the plan we prepare will be based on your needs.

Thyroid Assessment and Supplements
If you suspect you’re suffering from a sluggish thyroid, which is negatively affecting your body’s metabolism, come to the Fountain of Youth Medical Spa to experience our thyroid hormone supplement therapy.

Before you begin the therapy, Dr. Nhi Le will meet with you to determine if you’re a viable candidate for thyroid hormone supplement by giving you a thyroid assessment.  Key signs that you’d be a viable candidate include:

  • Feeling tired all the time
  • Dealing with feelings of depression
  • Suffering from constant dry skin and weak nails
  • Constipation
  • Feeling cold all the time
  • Mental fogginess and difficulty concentrating
  • Irregular periods
  • Heavy periods

Discuss these symptoms with Dr. Nhi Le, as they’re signs of an under-active thyroid.  Once Dr. Nhi Le has determined that you’re a candidate, you’ll be given thyroid hormone supplements to speed up your thyroid functions.

Dr. Le will also explain to each patient Synthroid (a synthetic levothyoxine sodium/T4 thyroid hormone replacement drug) with Armour Thyroid (a naturally derived T4/T3 drug). T3 & T4 are two different hormone replacement treatments  that are sometimes combined together. An expert in her field, Dr. Le will make sure you understand how each works and which is safest for you.

After several weeks of treatment, you should feel more energetic and even begin to lose weight. You’ll need to schedule follow-up appointments with Dr. Nhi Le to ensure that the thyroid hormone therapy is working well with your body.

Contact the Fountain of Youth MedSpa today for a consultation. Just fill out the form in the top right corner or call 361-576-9100.