Experiencing problems with your thyroid doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll need to take medicine for the rest of your life.
As a Naturopathic Doctor in Grand Island, NE we’ve been helping hundreds find relief from many thyroid conditions, such as Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s disease, Graves’ disease, and Goiter. And we often accomplished this without the use of pharmaceutical medication or the dependency on them.
What does your thyroid do?
Your thyroid plays an essential role in your metabolism as well as the growth and development of your body. It does this by regulating the body functions and providing it with the energy it needs. The thyroid gland produces the perfect amount of hormones to regulate your temperature and keep your brain, heart, and muscles functioning properly.
However, there are times that your thyroid will produce too much or too little hormones, and this will cause many health problems, such as Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism. Some of the most common symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, depression, menstrual irregularities, gastrointestinal symptoms, sleep, and cognition issues.
Hyperthyroidism is when your body makes too much, and Hypothyroidism is when your body doesn’t produce enough. Each come with a variety of symptoms as it interrupts the function of your body and the result of a bigger issue.
What Are Some Thyroid Condition Symptoms
Whether you have an overactive or underactive thyroid condition isn’t necessarily the real issue. It’s a symptom of a bigger medical condition and that’s what needs to be treated such as autoimmune disorders. Let’s take a look at some of the symptoms you may be experiencing.
Here are the symptoms of an overactive thyroid,
- You’ll experience anxiety, irritability, and nervousness.
- Often have trouble sleeping.
- Unexplainable weight loss.
- An enlarged thyroid gland.
- Muscle weakness and possible tremors.
- Irregular menstrual periods or no menstrual cycle at all.
- Sensitivity to heat.
- Vision problems or eye irritation.
Here are symptoms of an underactive thyroid,
- Constant unexplained fatigue.
- Unexplainable weight gain.
- Heavy menstrual periods and more frequent.
- Sudden dry and coarse hair.
- Hoarse voice.
- Sudden intolerance to cold temperatures.
What Sets Naturopathic Treatments Apart From Conventional Treatments?
It’s simple! We want to treat the root cause not just the symptoms!
A Naturopathic doctor will treat hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism from the root cause. This means if it’s an autoimmune disorder such as Hashimoto’s disease that’s causing the overactive or under active thyroid we’ll treat both the underlying root cause as well as the thyroid hormone levels.
Conventional medical treatment will simply correct your thyroid hormone levels with supplementation. There’s nothing wrong with taking medications, they are often necessary however using them as a means of treatment alone will not heal the issue. If you’re looking for healing you’ll need more than just medicine. You need to change the way that you eat, take the necessary nutritional supplements and incorporate botanical medicine as well.
The foods that you eat will not only help you to prevent sickness it will equally help you to manage conditions. Food can be triggers for autoimmune responses, causing inflammation throughout the body. We’ll help you to address these dysfunctions with foods that are cultured, low in sugar, low in starch and low in carbohydrates.
Nutritional supplements will provide your body with the nutrients that it is lacking such as Vitamin B-12, Selenium or Zinc. These deficiencies are often associated with hypothyroidism.
Botanical medicines are given to help improve the function of your thyroid and reduce many of the side effects as well as prevent drug interactions that are commonly found with traditional medications. Most often Ashwagandaha and Gum guggul are used in conjunction with our thyroid.
The ultimate goal is to promote healing without the dependency on pharmaceuticals alone.
So if you are finally ready to live your life free of fatigue, difficulty sleeping, anxiety and changes in your weight? Then give us a call today.
We’ll take the time to get to know you and uncover if your thyroid is the cause of these symptoms, by running some tests. We’ll uncover why you are feeling the way that you do. And then we’ll begin developing a personalized treatment plan of natural therapies to restore your body to healthy function for optimal health.