- Low energy
- Difficulty losing weight
- Hair loss
- Elevated cholesterol / triglyceride levels
- Cold hands / 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 regard to specific types of thyroid dysfunction.
Many patients with thyroid symptoms had been 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 evidence of a thyroid condition and whether or not it is associated with an autoimmune disorder. Fortunately, 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.
Bay Area Naturopathic Medicine specializes 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 also offer natural thyroid replacement therapies for patients seeking a more complete natural thyroid medication. We offer desiccated thyroid that 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 thyroid doses are adjusted, as needed, based on symptoms and thyroid lab values.