Hypothyroidism – Diagnosis and Treatments (Part 2)

Hypothyroidism – Diagnosis and Treatments (Part 2)

Hypothyroid is one of the most commonly missed conditions by blood screening and affects millions of people, predominantly women in the western world. This condition is poorly managed with current blood testing methods.

Hypothyroidism is an under active or low thyroid, meaning it isn’t naturally producing enough thyroid hormone for your body to metabolize properly. The most common causes of hypothyroidism include the autoimmune condition Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and iodine deficiency.

Common symptoms of hypothyroidism include: article-9-image-10

Risk factors that can predispose you to these symptoms: 


If you can control your symptoms naturally and effectively, without nasty side-effects and safely, why wouldn’t you? Natural support whether you take medication or not is imperative. Nutrient support will help your medication work more efficiently by converting T4 to T3 more effectively and will help to prevent other insidious diseases that can evolve if not addressed. High and Low thyroid states are impacted by nutrient deficiencies, but those nutrient deficiencies also impact other body systems in the long run too.


  1. You need to be assessed properly, see Accurate Thyroid function tests and Thyroid Blood testing


  1. Have your iodine levels checked and take iodine at required dosage indicated at time of testing.


  1. Take the right dose of nutrients prescribed by a practitioner specializing in thyroid problems.


  1. You need to eat predominantly a Palaeolithic diet. This helps with the autoimmune issues that can arise with some thyroid conditions.


  1. You need to be detoxed properly, especially a type of detox called methylation (certain nutrients are used to do this and may need to be compounded for you specifically by your practitioner).


  1. You need to exercise regularly, but not over doing it to drain your resources and time.


  1. You need to meditate, pray and incorporate relaxation into your life to reduce stress and stress hormones as these affect thyroid function

A great integrative practitioner will be able to advise you specifically on what you need to do and how you go about it. They can support you with resources through the process to make the changes an easier transition for you and discuss with you the best movement forward for YOU.


The Key To Success -AVOID Self-Treatment

Unfortunately, there are some people that think they can visit their local herbal store, grab a few “remedies” and all will be well with their thyroid. I’m guessing you’ll agree that your thyroid hormone functioning issues are tough enough for the experts to figure out, so for you it is probably near impossible.

The best advice you can follow is to gather as much information as you can, speak with your doctor and a natural health practitioner or even better an integrative practitioner that specializes in thyroid complaints, and figure out what combination works best for you. The more YOU know, the better decision you will be able to make.

Call 1300 THYROID to find out more today.