The thyroid gland plays a large role in our metabolism, our energy, the hydration of our bodies, our mood, and much more. If you think you may be affected by a thyroid
condition, there are many natural options for your to explore.
Hypothyroidism symptoms include include fatigue and poor concentration, weight gain, constipation and hair loss. Hypothyroidism natural treatment is entirely possible.
Hyperthyroidism symptoms include restlessness/high energy, weight loss, difficulty sleeping, diarrhea. It also entirely possible address these symptoms naturally.
A thyroid condition may also be the result of an autoimmune disease, which is why a proper investigation is necessary before starting treatment.
Here is what one of our Naturopathic Doctors has to say about thyroid health:
Amongst the patient population that I’ve worked with very effectively are patients with a thyroid disorder.
The thyroid is a master gland of the body’s metabolism. And sometimes when things are awry, it can result in people feeling low thyroid symptoms. These include weight gain, fatigue, constipation, dry skin, low mood; things slow down and the body doesn’t feel good.
This can be very distressing for a lot of people.
Patients can get care from their medical doctors, but often they find they benefit from complimentary care from Naturopathic Doctors.
We have the ability to assess thyroid conditions with the labs that we are able to order. And we have the ability to provide excellent dietary and lifestyle counselling which can help bring thyroid back into balance.
We are also able to prescribe desiccated thyroid under our regulatory scope.
Desiccated thyroid is a nice alternative medication we are able to give if a person is not having improved health after taking other thyroid drugs.
The way we can go about treating hypothyroidism Naturopathically is by addressing the autoimmunity. I do a series of protocols where we work on addressing different systems in the body to help reduce that autoimmune attack.
Usually I spend 3 months working on liver detoxification, adrenal support, and gut health; all three of those things have a huge impact on autoimmunity.
We also look at each individual patient through questionnaires, through our intake, and we look at what has been the root cause, or the triggers, for that persons autoimmunity, and then we go about addressing those.
Often, what you can see is that within those first 3 months, there is a reduction in the amount of medication that someone might need, a reduction in the amount of thyroid antibodies you can measure, and an improvement in symptoms, which can be anything from sleep, energy, metabolism, and body temperature.
So, what we are really trying to do is to prevent future disease and reduce that damage of the thyroid over the lifetime to maintain function, which is possible by addressing it with Naturopathic medicine.