Classified as an autoimmune disease, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (HT) is considered one of the most common causes of hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid. In autoimmune diseases, the body recognizes certain human cells as foreign invaders and will send antibodies in to attack. With Hashimoto’s, those antibodies attack the thyroid gland. Thyroid hormones control most of the hormonal communication throughout the body and help to create balance and regulate many essential processes. When this pathway is interrupted, it can lead to everything from decreased mood and energy level to issues with digestion and cardiovascular health.
The symptoms of hypothyroidism can range from mild to severe. The most common symptoms are:
- cold sensitivity
- dry skin
- weight gain
Diagnosis and Treatment
Whether you have already been diagnosed with HT or you are unsure of the cause of your symptoms, the Functional Medicine experts at Aligned Modern Health are here to help you get on a path toward wellness. You will meet with our team of Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition professionals who will assess your symptoms and concerns. When approaching Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, we look at what is effecting the immune system in such a way that is flaring your symptoms.
Using a comprehensive approach to identify the root cause of your health concerns, our doctors can uncover what is driving your symptoms so that we can understand how to bring your body back into balance and restore optimal function.
After a thorough assessment of your medical and lifestyle history, our doctors will order the appropriate exams and thyroid testing – all of which will get a comprehensive picture of your health and biochemical makeup to inform a thorough and individualized treatment plan.
There are many ways to manage the symptoms of Hashimoto’s. While every individual’s blueprint of health is different, in order to cure Hashimoto’s we might address the foods you eat, how your GI system functions, as well as many other factors that may be playing an adversarial role within your immune system.
Take the first steps in reversing Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis today and contact us for a free consultation or appointment with our Functional Medicine team.
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