Natural Treatment of Hypothyroidism & Hashimoto's in Scottsdale Arizona
Have you been told by your primary care doctor or endocrinologist that your thyroid levels are "normal" but you still have symptoms of low thyroid?
Are you suffering from weight gain, hair loss, fatigue, aches and pain, brain fog, constipation, and cold hands and feet?
Are you frustrated? Ready for a new approach?
I know where you're coming from. In fact, I suffered from hypothyroidism that was undiagnosed and untreated for many years. Even after being diagnosed and starting treatment with thyroid hormone, it took years of trial and error to find the right type of medication and the right dosage of medication.
Many of my patients have been diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease, which is the #1 cause of hypothyroidism. The majority of Hashimoto's patients are simply sent away with a prescription for levothyroxine/Synthroid. But while Hashimoto's can cause low thyroid function that needs to be treated with thyroid hormone, this does not address the root cause of the disease!
Hashimoto's disease is an autoimmune disease affecting the thyroid. That means that your body is attacking and destroying cells of the the thyroid gland. The autoimmune process will continue to damage the thyroid over time if it is not addressed. Levothyroxine/Synthroid will NOT stop the body from attacking the thyroid gland. In fact, your symptoms will only get worse over time if the autoimmunity is not stopped.
Thyroid disorders require:
The right lab testing. Read more about my approach to testing for thyroid disorders.
A comprehensive treatment approach. Read more about my general approach to treating Hashimoto's here.
Careful optimization of thyroid medication. Read more about optimizing thyroid medication.