Are you suffering with thyroid problems? Do you want natural help for low thyroid? Do you have any of the symptoms below?
- Inability to lose weight
- Memory problems
- Hot flashes
- Hair loss
- Always feeling cold
- Heart palpitations
- Joint and muscle pain
The Main Cause for Low Thyroid
The US Department of Health and Human Services states the number one cause of low thyroid is Hashimoto’s disease. This is an autoimmune disorder where the body’s immune system attacks the thyroid tissue. If left untreated, this may eventually cause permanent tissue damage, which will inhibit the thyroid’s ability to produce the life-sustaining hormones the body needs. It may also cause inflammation throughout the body, which potentially creates additional symptoms and physiological imbalances. This is why some people on thyroid hormones may feel little to no improvement; the autoimmune disease continues to flare up and destroy tissue, along with causing other inflammatory problems throughout the body.
Other Causes of Low Thyroid
Hashimoto’s disease is not the only contributor to low thyroid. Hypothyroidism may also be due to these factors:
- Medications that contribute to low thyroid, such as lithium
- Radiation therapy
- Pituitary disorder
- Iodine deficiency
Left untreated, hypothyroidism can result in health problems including goiter, heart problems, infertility, and peripheral neuropathy.
Taking Care of Individuals with Low Thyroid
RedRiver Health and Wellness Center provides low thyroid help in Boise, South Jordan, and other wellness center locations. We order comprehensive tests to evaluate what may be causing your thyroid problem. For example, if you have Hashimoto’s disease you may have 7-10 different triggers ranging from cortisol/hormonal imbalances to simple dietary and lifestyle choices. We aim to find the specific triggers that cause the immune response to flare up; we then work to reduce the triggers, which will consequently improve the symptoms. Throughout the process, we work collaboratively with each of our patient's primary care physician or endocrinologist to help manage our patient's care, and we teach and educate our patients so they can take an active role in their own health.