From the Blog…
Conditions involving thyroid malfunction have skyrocketed over the last few decades. Is it because we are looking harder for thyroid disease? Why do we seem to have so many people—particularly women—with thyroid problems? The causes of thyroid imbalance are multi-factorial and range from diet and lifestyle to environmental or pharmaceutical toxins. Conventional pharmaceutical treatments may result in normal thyroid lab results—but a patient that still feels terrible. All hormones interact within a complex web-like interface, and the thyroid is particularly sensitive to vibrations and aberrations along this “web.” Because of its sensitivity, the thyroid is often the first indicator that something is out of balance, but it may also be an innocent bystander in a web of hormonal chaos. We will work to understand and restore your hormonal balance.
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Optimal thyroid function is essential for optimal metabolism throughout your body. The production of thyroid hormone declines for a number of reasons, including other hormones, toxins and aging. A typical scenario might be a 40-year-old perimenopausal woman who sees her doctor for heavy bleeding and is put on oral contraceptives to control the bleeding and normalize her periods. In a few months, she begins to experience fatigue, mood swings, irritability and depression, so she is placed on anti-depressants. The reverse is also typical, and the anti-depressants may come first, as the symptoms are attributed to perimenopause when the culprit is really clinical or subclinical hypothyroidism.
If you have symptoms of hypothyroidism and have seen doctors and been told your “numbers are normal,” but you still feel hypothyroid, I encourage you to find a physician knowledgeable in bio identical and thyroid hormone supplementation. Your symptoms are real, and your thyroid may be a contributing factor.