Woman with hypothyroidism coming in for treatment at Progressive Medical Center

Hypothyroidism Therapy

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, 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:

  • 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
  • Environmental Toxicity

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

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.


There are two main sorts of thyroid disease:


Hyperthyroidism is where your thyroid is making too much hormone. Symptoms of hyperthyroidism include:

  • Nervousness or anxiousness
  • Mood swings
  • Sweating and shaking
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Feeling hot all the time
  • Hair loss
  • Fatigue
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Problems sleeping
  • Increase in bowel movements

The autoimmune disorder Graves’ disease commonly causes hyperthyroidism when your immune system attacks the thyroid gland. Other causes include a swollen thyroid or nodules (small growths) on the gland.


Hypothyroidism is the opposite condition, caused by low levels of thyroid hormone. It can cause symptoms such as:

  • Chronic tiredness and fatigue
  • Depression
  • Constipation
  • Memory problems
  • Difficulty thinking clearly (brain fog)
  • Brittle nails and dry skin
  • Temperature sensitivity
  • Weight gain and problems losing weight

Hyperthyroidism is less common, but still occurs with some frequency. Progressive Medical Center is also experienced at treating this thyroid disorder as well.