Thyroid issues have become more and more common over the years. Hypothyroidism has become a huge problem, especially in women. Unfortunately, the medical treatment for thyroid disease falls way short in America.
The story usually sounds a lot like this: the person starts getting symptoms of hypothyroidism such as fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, etc. They go to the doctor who knows the symptoms and runs the standard test for thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). When this is high above lab range the doctor gives a diagnosis of hypothyroidism. The treatment for this is almost always a synthetic T4 thyroid hormone. Because of the body’s feedback loop, if you take T4, your TSH will indeed go down.
But it actually helps nothing. At first, there patients may feel a little better by taking the T4 but it never lasts. After they start taking the T4 and go back to their doctor for another test, the doctor will see that the TSH has gone down and say everything is working just fine. Yet the patient continues to feel all the issues related to low thyroid function. Why is that? Because they almost never look for the cause of the low function. They just give a medication which lowers the diagnostic marker. The number one cause of hypothyroidism in America is Hashimotos which is an autoimmune disease. There is no medication to treat it, but if we know it’s there, patients have a lot of options to make it better. This includes dietary and supplement changes. There is plenty of information on the subject which can be found at ApexMedicalAZ.