Hair loss, Debilitating Fatigue, Anxiety, Feeling Like your Heart is going to burst out of your chest and Weight gain despite dieting and exercising.
These are just some of the most common complaints those who suffer with Hashimotos experience.
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The good news is that ALL of these symptoms can improve with our NeuroMetabolic and Functional Medicine approach.
Unlike conventional medicine that ignores underlying imbalances and just tries to eliminate symptoms with synthetic Hormone, Functional Medicine investigates the actual cause of the metabolic disturbances associated with Hashimoto’s Thyroid problems. These metabolic imbalances are the result of Hormone imbalances, Food sensitivities, Gastrointestinal infections, SIBO, Yeast overgrowth, and dysfunction within the immune system.
Vitamin deficiencies (iron anemia, Vitamin D, Vitamin B,B3,B5,) are extremly common as is Gastrointestinal problems such as a leaky gut. These are just some of the common problems we see in patients with autoimmune Hashimotos and Graves Disease. Addressing these factors are critically important when it comes to the successful treatment with patients who have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.
So what is Hashimotos? In the United States Hashimoto’s disease or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the number one cause of hypothyroidism. Hashimoto’s is largely missed as a diagnosis in today’s health care system. Basic thyroid testing, or TSH testing, is not enough to show whether this disease is present or not, so many people, especially women, go undiagnosed and suffer for many years. This article will begin to provide some information about Hashimoto’s disease and its consequences if left untreated.
In simple terms Hashimoto’s disease or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease. In an auto immune disease the immune system becomes confused and begins attacking your own body’s tissue. If your immune system is attacking your thyroid you will see over time that your thyroid hormone levels will decrease. As you lose thyroid tissue, you lose the ability to produce thyroid hormone, and this can lead to all the symptoms of low thyroid or hypothyroidism.
Hashimoto’s is more prevalent in women, but can also happen in men. It is also known today that approximately 90% of the population with hypothyroidism, suffers from Hashimoto’s disease or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. What that means is that approximately nine out of every 10 with thyroid problems, actually has an autoimmune disease that leads to their thyroid destruction.
This is a really big deal, because if this is correct it means that the majority of people with hypothyroidism are not receiving the treatment that they desperately need. It may be appropriate to give someone with Hashimoto’s disease extra thyroid hormones, but there is certainly more that needs to be done.
Ignoring the immune system in Hashimoto’s disease cases is a huge problem, and is the reason that many women never feel good even though their TSH test is might be approaching “normal”
Thyroid problems cannot be treated with a one size fits all approach. It has not worked for millions of people so far and it will not work in the future. You must get to the source of the problem to help people with this devastating disease.
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