When the thyroid gland fails to produce enough of its hormones, T3 and T4, this causes a condition known as hypothyroidism. Your entire metabolic system slows down, leading to fatigue, weight gain and a variety of serious health complications. According to studies, 8 out of every 10 thyroid sufferers are female. And since the vast majority of our patients are women, we have been successful in treating hundreds of cases of hypothyroidism.
Finding the underlying cause of a sluggish thyroid is complicated by the fact that the thyroid is intricately connected to a woman's reproductive system. This means that a problem with a woman's menstrual cycle can wreak havoc on the thyroid, and vice versa.
The same holds true as a woman goes through menopause. In fact, night sweats and hot flashes, long a common symptom of menopause, are also a symptom of a thyroid problem.
Even more importantly, an underlying Adrenal gland problem can also be the cause of a hypothyroid. In fact, because the thyroid and the Adrenal glands function so closely together, if one attempts to balance the thyroid without also supporting the Adrenals, the thyroid problem will never be corrected.
And last, but certainly not least, an iodine deficiency is often the missing link in helping revitalize a sluggish thyroid. Iodine is critical for thyroid hormone production. No iodine, no thyroid hormone. Period.
An underproductive thyroid gland can have a massive impact on your health, and the symptoms of hypothyroidism typically develop over time.
Some common symptoms of hypothyroidism:
- Dry skin
- Loss of strength
- Loss of hair
- Memory loss
- Loss of the outer third of the eyebrows
Before beginning any treatment program, a thorough Health Assessment is obtained along with any history of injuries and surgeries. Blood and saliva tests are also essential in determining the underlying cause so that a proper treatment protocol can be established. Then a combination of nutritional and herbal remedies are utilized, along with specific dietary and lifestyle changes to insure the body has what it needs to rebalance and revitalize.