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.
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, although we are starting to see more cases in women in their 30’s.
The most common cause of Hypothyroidism is thyroiditis which is a swelling or inflammation of the thyroid gland.
This can be brought on by:
There are many symptoms associated with hypothyroidism and often individuals will experience different symptoms at different stages of the disease:
Late Stage Hypothyroidism Symptoms
Progressive Thyroid Treatment Programs are ALWAYS customized to each individual 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.