October Event Locations

October 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 October – give us a call at 727-729-2711 and we’ll get you scheduled.

Oct 1 ~ St. Petersburg – St. Pete Health & Wellness
Oct 2 ~ Tampa – Carrollwood Internal Medicine
Oct 4 ~ Safety Harbor – Dr. Marcie Falco
Oct 8 ~ Clearwater – Total Vitality Medical
Oct 9 ~ Tampa – Carrollwood Internal Medicine
Oct 10 ~ Clearwater – Love Alkaline Living Spa
Oct 15 ~ St. Petersburg – St. Pete Health & Wellness
Oct 16 ~ Tampa – Carrollwood Internal Medicine
Oct 18 ~ Brandon – Dr. Erica Bradshaw
Oct 21 ~ Tarpon Springs – Transform Your Health
Oct 23 ~ Tampa – Carrollwood Internal Medicine
Oct 24 ~ Seminole – Dr. Machelle Perkins
Oct 26 ~ Tampa – Dr. Charla Tempone at Restorative Healing
Oct 28 ~ Land O’Lakes – Healing Touch
Oct 29 ~ Spring Hill – Spring Hill Holistic Wellness
Oct 31 ~ Sarasota – Gabriel Center for Wellness

September Event Locations

September 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 September – give us a call at 727-729-2711 and we’ll get you scheduled.

Sept 4 ~ Tampa – Carrollwood Internal Medicine
Sept 9 ~ Tarpon Springs – Transform Your Health
Sept 11 ~ Tampa – Carrollwood Internal Medicine
Sept 12 ~ Lake Mary – Dr. Linda King
Sept 13 ~ Brandon – Dr. Erika Bradshaw
Sept 17 ~ St. Petersburg – St. Pete Health & Wellness
Sept 18 ~ Tampa – Carrollwood Internal Medicine
Sept 19 ~ Sarasota – Gabriel Center for Wellness
Sept 23 ~ Land O’Lakes – Healing Touch Health & Wellness
Sept 24 ~ Spring Hill Holistic Wellness
Sept 28 ~ Brooksville – Get Healthy Brooksville
Sept 30 ~ Lake Mary – Dr. Debbie Clarke

You and Your Thyroid

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).

Thermography of ThyroidThermal 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.