The Thyroid is a unique endocrine gland in that so many other bodily organs and hormones rely on it to function optimally. It is required to not only prouduce the right amount of hormones (TSH, T3, T4) in the right ratios but also needs to be utilised at a cellular level otherwise people still experience all the symptoms of a thyroid imbalance.
At Acumedica we just don’t look at the typical thyroid panel this is just not enough information. As it is estimated hundreds of thousands of people are suffering from thyroid disorders that are simply not discovered due to fact they have a normal TSH level. A recent Australian study has shown that more than one in six patients with subclinical hypothyroidism (TSH>2.5) will progress to overt hypothyroidism over a five year period. Hypothyroidism is three times more common in women where biochemical hypothyroidism occurred in 69% and biochemical hyperthyroidism in 31% of the Australian population.
This also applies to people currently taking thyroid medication and despite their TSH being within normal ranges they continue to experience symptoms.
Hypothyroidism is when your thryoid is underactive and does not convert thryoid hormones to the correct ratios. There are a number reasons why hypothyroidism develops; the two main causes are Hashimotos due to an immune dysfunction and inflammation. This leads to a reduced metabolism along with other symptoms.
Signs and Symptoms:
- Loss of energy (malaise/fatigue)
- Difficulty losing weight
- Weight gain
- Fluid retention
- Enlarged tongue with teeth indentations
- Cold extremities and cold sensitivity
- Cold intolerance
- Difficulty concentrating and short term memory loss
- Decreased mental sharpness, “brain fog”
- Hair loss
- Dry skin
- Brittle fingernails with ridging
- Low basal body temperature
- Elevated cholesterol and triglycerides
- Depression or mood swings
- Muscle pain and cramps
- Joint pain
- Tiredness after a full night of sleep
- Recurrent and chronic infections
- Menstrual irregularities
- Enlarged thyroid gland
What to expect at Acumedica
Our approach to hypothyroidism is integrative and complementary and that is primarily why we are so successful in treating our patients. You should give yourself at least 3-6 months if you have a mild thyroid imbalance and are otherwise healthy or 6-18 months if you have had a thyroid imbalance for a long time alongside other medical conditions.
Whilst it takes some time and effort on your part the long term advantages to receiving your health and life back are invaluable.
Boost your Thyroid and Metabolism Naturally
The reason our approach to hypothyroidism is unique:
1. We don’t just rely on conventional blood pathology reference ranges we apply further investigations
2. We treat the root cause of hypothyroidism and ensure conversion and absorption occurs at the cellular level
3. We examine thyroid function in the larger context of adrenal fatigue, immune and hormonal imbalances such as estrogen dominance, progesterone deficiency, nutritional imbalances, food sensitivities, digestion and absorption problems. Did you know that 20% of T4 is converted to T3 in the gut so compromised gut health can affect thyroid hormone absorption.
4. We help identify and manage thyroid blockers found in food, prescription drugs, environmental toxins and heavy metal
5. We utilise a Chinese Medicine diagnosis and treatment principles such as a course of acupuncture treatments to activate the thyroid gland, treat adrenal glands, balance hormones and help with peripheral conversion of the thyroid hormones.
Click here to make an appointment and start your new journey to boost your thyroid, manage your weight, and relieve your thyroid symptoms today! Learn how you can get your life back.
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