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Integrative Therapy for Hypothyroidism

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Treating Hypothyroidism

Depressed, fatigued, or experiencing rapid weight gain?

Hypothyroidism may be the underlying cause. Progressive Medical Center have experienced teams of physicians ready to identify and treat the underlying causes of your hypothyroidism and other thyroid-related disorders.

Our integrative approach toward hypothyroidism treatment includes:

Full diagnostics and medical history review
Diet consultation and medical nutrition therapy
Outpatient consultation and hypothyroid treatment management

 

What is Hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is a condition that affects the thyroid gland which is located in the front of the neck just below the voice box. The thyroid gland produces thyroid hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and tetraiodothyronine, also called thyroxine (T4) which play an important role in regulating your body’s metabolism.
Causes of Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism occurs when your thyroid gland is not producing enough of these T3 and T4 hormones and is most common in women age 50 and above. The most common cause of Hypothyroidism is thyroiditis which is a swelling or inflammation of the thyroid gland. This can be brought on by:

An immune system attack
Respiratory infection or cold
Pregnancy (postpartum thyroiditis)
Certain prescriptions (amidarone or lithium)
Birth defects
Cancer radiation treatments to the neck or brain
Surgical removal of thyroid
Sheehan syndrome – severe bleeding during pregnancy
Nutritional Deficiency

 

Hypothyroidism Symptoms

There are many symptoms associated with hypothyroidism and often individuals will experience different symptoms at different stages of the disease:

Early Hypothyroidism Symptoms

Fatigue
Aches and Pains
Weight gain
Stomach issues
Weakness
Sensitivity to cold
Brittle fingernails
Brain fog
Depression
Sadness
Pale or dry skin
Heavy menstrual periods

 

Late Stage Hypothyroidism Symptoms

Hoarse voice
Puffy face and feet
Slow speech
Thickening of skin
Thinning eyebrows

 

Individualized Solutions

Individualized treatment will be provided to each patient. This approach will include evaluating the diet and suggesting dietary interventions to improve thyroid function, a nutritional assessment to show where weaknesses exist that cause hypothyroidism, as well as medication when necessary.

Our staff is experienced in how to test all issues of thyroid dysfunction, and equally versed in comprehensive treatment choices. Comprehensive testing can identify exactly where the problem is and how to treat it. We are experts in managing the combination of medication with nutrients to not only treat, but repair underlying hypothyroidism dysfunction.

If you are experiencing any number of these symptoms please contact us to discuss your condition in more detail. Our expert team of physicians will meet with you to conduct a thorough review of your condition and any symptoms you may be experiencing. Progressive Medical Center’s integrative approach toward hypothyroid disorders reviews your system as a whole to identify the root cause of the thyroid imbalance and provide a personalized treatment and diet plan to help balance your thyroid levels so you can enjoy a healthy, active and fulfilling life again.

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