January 2019 Locations currently scheduled. Tampa Bay Thermography will be available for you to book your appointment for your thermogram at any of the following locations in January – give us a call at 727-729-2711
January 2 ~ Carrollwood ~ Carrollwood Internal Medicine
January 5 ~ Pinellas Park ~ Blissful Beginnings
January 9 ~ Carrollwood ~ Carrollwood Internal Medicine
January 10 ~ Safety Harbor ~ Dr. Marcie Falco
January 14 ~ Sarasota ~ Gabriel Center for Wellness
January 16 ~ Carrollwood ~ Carrollwood Internal Medicine
January 17 ~ Lake Mary ~ Dr. Linda King, Heathrow Anti-Aging
January 18 ~ Brandon ~ Dr. Erika Bradshaw
January 21 ~ Land O’ Lakes ~ Healing Touch Health & Wellness
January 22 ~ Clearwater – Total Vitality Medical (morning)
January 22 ~ Clearwater – Love Alkaline Living Wellness & Spa (afternoon)
January 23 ~ St. Petersburg ~ Dr. Les Cole, St. Pete Health & Wellness
January 24 ~ Carrollwood ~ Carrollwood Internal Medicine
January 25 ~ St. Petersburg – Dr. Ohms, Balanced Rejuvenation
January 28 ~ Lake Mary ~ Dr. Debbie Clarke
December Locations currently scheduled. Tampa Bay Thermography will be available for you to book your appointment for your thermogram at any of the following locations in November – give us a call at 727-729-2711
December 4 ~ Palm Harbor – East West Healing Solutions
December 5 ~ Tampa – Carrollwood Internal Medicine
December 7 ~ Brandon – Dr. Erika Bradshaw
December 10 ~ Tarpon Springs – Transform Your Health
December 13 ~ Lake Mary – Heathrow Anti-Aging, Dr. Linda King
December 17 ~ Land O’Lakes – Healing Touch Health & Wellness
December 19 ~ Tampa – Carrollwood Internal Medicine
Your body is a complex and wonderful system. Your hypothalamus produces TSH releasing hormone (TRH). This hormone controls your pituitary gland and causes it to release thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). This stimulating hormone determines how much of the hormones T3 and T4 your thyroid produces. The T3 and T4 hormones affect your metabolic rate, meaning the rate at which your cells convert fuel to energy.
As an analogy, think of a driver on the highway. The driver (hypothalamus) determines what speed he wants to travel and sets the cruise control. The cruise control (pituitary) compares the current speed against the desired rate. If the speed isn’t correct, it informs the fuel pump (thyroid) to increase or decrease the gas flow (T3 / T4) to the engine. The amount of gas affects the energy (metabolism) produced by the engine, and pretty soon you’re traveling at the desired rate!
Because every cell in your body uses fuel, every cell in your body is affected by the thyroid. If your thyroid produces too little or too much of T3 and T4, you will have problems, known respectively as hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Both conditions create problems, and both are easily detectable.
According to the American Thyroid Association, approximately 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid problem, with a greater percentage of women than men. Additionally, up to 60% of people with thyroid dysfunction are unaware that the problems exist!
One issue that we detect during thermal imaging screenings is inflammation in the thyroid, which is a good indicator that a person may have thyroid dysfunction and should seek thyroid-specific screenings: TSH and T4 blood tests. The TSH test is the more common initial test. A high level of TSH indicates that the thyroid is not producing sufficient hormones (hypothyroidism), and a low level indicates that the thyroid is producing too much (hyperthyroidism).
Thermal Image of Inflamed nodules in the thyroid
Thermography offers a non-invasive, non-radiologic measurement of thyroid physiology. As such it will not detect nodules or tumors but will provide a representation of physiologic dysfunction which when coupled with history, physical examination and aforementioned tests will provide a far greater picture of the thyroid function.
People with normal studies who are still experiencing symptoms will now have definitive medical evidence which will allow for a more comprehensive treatment program. When performing thyroid thermography we look for significant temperature asymmetry between the lobes or a temperature variation between the thyroid gland and its surrounding structures.
The most promising aspect of thermography is its ability to spot anomalies years before mammography. Using the same data from the 10-year study, researchers H. Spitalier and D. Giruaud determined that thermography alone was the first alarm in 60 percent of the cases of women who were eventually diagnosed with cancer.