Are you struggling with low energy even after a full nights sleep? Do you have difficulty losing weight despite eating well and exercising? Are you noticing you hair is getting thinner and you are losing more hair than usual with showering and brushing? Do your blood tests show elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels?
If you answered yes to these questions, you may be struggling with hypothyroidism which is an underactive thyroid gland.
Your thyroid gland is a small but extremely important gland that is actively involved in practically all organ functions of the body. Without the proper function of the thyroid, may symptoms of hypothyroidism can manifest. In addition to the symptoms mentioned above, other symptoms one can have include:
- Cold hands and feet
- Depression or mood swings
- Menstrual irregularities
- Brain fog
- Dry skin
- Joint pain
As Naturopathic doctors and Chinese medicine doctors, we are able to effectively manage patients with thyroid symptoms and correctly diagnose individuals with regards to specific types of thyroid dysfunction.
Many patients present to our clinic with thyroid symptoms only to be told by their medical doctors that their thyroid tests are normal and that there is absolutely nothing wrong with their thyroid. As integrative medicine doctors we perform additional in-depth thyroid testing to determine whether or not you have a thyroid condition and if it is associated with an autoimmune disorder or not. Many of our patients are so relieved when they discover that their symptoms are actually due to a ‘real’ thyroid disorder because they have a medically diagnosed condition that they can finally get treated for.
We specialize in treating patients with autoimmune thyroid conditions such as Hashimoto’s and Grave’s Disease. We take the time to listen to your present state of health and make recommendations for you based on your individual patient needs. We care for patients who are currently on thyroid medications prescribed by their medical doctors and we also offer natural thyroid replacement therapies for patients seeking a more complete natural thyroid medication. We offer dessicated thyroid which contains both the inactive and active forms of thyroid hormone. Common synthetic thyroid preparations such as Synthroid and Levothyroxine do not contain the full spectrum of thyroid hormones and many people are unable to convert or assimilate the synthetic thyroid hormones into their cells.
All of our thyroid patients are carefully monitored and their thyroid doses are adjusted as needed based on their symptoms and their thyroid lab values. This is important to ensure our patients are within safe ranges.