Autoantibodies to thyroid peroxidase (TPOAb) are produced within the body. The presence of TPOAb in the blood reflects a prior attack on the thyroid tissue by the body's immune system.
In the kidney, 25-hydroxy vitamin D changes into an active form of the vitamin. The active form of vitamin D helps control calcium and phosphate levels in the body.
The new and improved OAT has increased the number of tested compounds to 70 (including Creatinine) and two new ratios have been added. The new compounds detected may result from variations in vitamin and hormone metabolism, energy level, intestinal wall integrity, neurotransmission, and muscle function.
The OAT offers the most complete and accurate evaluation of intestinal yeast and bacteria. These factors are of critical importance in neurological, gastrointestinal, and movement disorders. Abnormal toxic metabolites of these microorganisms can cause or worsen behavior disorders, hyperactivity, movement disorders, affect energy levels and immune function. Yeast can attach to the intestinal wall causing “leaky gut” syndrome, which can cause or magnify food allergies, impede absorption of vitamins and minerals, and cause intestinal disorders. Many people with chronic illness, allergic conditions, and neurological disorders often have one or more abnormal organic acids in their system. Factors which can cause or affect the intestinal yeast overgrowth include oral antibiotic use, excessive sugars in the diet, selective or combined immune deficiencies, genetic and other factors.
Once any abnormalities are detected, there is a variety of treatment options available to treat the condition. Treatments include antifungal or antibacterial products, probiotic supplementation, vitamins, antioxidants and dietary modification.
Patients and physicians have reported significant improvement upon treatment including: decreased fatigue, regular bowel movements, increased energy and alertness, increased concentration, improved verbal skills, less hyperactivity, better sleeping habits, and decreased abdominal pain.