Comprehensive Thyroid Care

Comprehensive Thyroid Care in Greenville SC

When people go to a doctor, it is not uncommon for that doctor to treat the body in isolation. For instance, a person feels depressed so a doctor may prescribe antidepressants to help with this. Or a person may find that they lack energy so a doctor prescribes medication meant to give a person some additional pep in their step.

Often, though, these are simply symptoms of a larger problem and not just isolated problems. By only focusing on the symptoms of a problem and not the underlying condition, a person will never actually get any better, instead they will simply bounce from one drug to the next.

There are alternatives to this revolving door of drug therapy. Some doctors treat the entire body as a system with all parts working together. One system being out of alignment can have a ripple effect within the entire body. Identifying a problem within another part of the body can be the key to identifying issues in another. This holistic approach has been shown to be extremely effective for assistance with a variety of conditions. You may want to consider working with someone educated in functional wellness.

One problem that functional wellness may be able to correct is problems with the thyroid. Thyroid problems can manifest in a variety of ways, including weight gain, foggy thinking, lack of energy, or difficulty concentrating. These are just a few of the problems that can be caused by an underactive thyroid. The reason hypothyroidism can cause problems all over the body is; the thyroid produces a hormone that affects an organ’s sensitivity to other hormones.

So, for instance, if the thyroid is not functioning properly, it can cause problems in the brain because neurotransmitters are not being produced, as they should. An antidepressant may help in the short term, but if the thyroid condition is not corrected, the antidepressant will eventually prove ineffective. By examining the body as a whole, functional medicine seeks to correct the root of a problem instead of its symptoms.

Functional medicine looks not only at a person’s body but also at their environment as a whole. For instance, lack of proper nutrition can cause problems with the thyroid. Consuming too many processed foods or not getting enough iodine can have a serious impact on the amount of hormone the thyroid produces.

A functional wellness practitioner will look at a person’s environment, including their diet, and find any issues, which may be causing problems with the body. By living healthier overall, it may be possible to correct problems within the body with natural remedies instead of drugs that can have harmful side effects.

If you are lethargic, have gained weight, or you simply don’t feel like yourself, it could be rooted in a thyroid problem. If you have tried everything and nothing is working, options are available. Speak with a functional wellness practitioner to change not only your thyroid but also your lifestyle as well. By getting your body to work to its fullest potential you may begin to see positive changes.

Schedule your thyroid consultation today and learn how we may be able to help your thyroid symptoms.