Explaining Hashimoto’s Disease

Explaining Hashimoto’s Disease in Greenville SC

If you suffer from a low thyroid condition, chances are that you’re not feeling like your normal self. Low thyroid can do that to you because your body is deprived of important hormones that are needed for, growth, energy, stamina and other metabolic processes. Because of the internal disturbances low thyroid causes, it can cause a number of outward symptoms and these tend to vary from individual to individual.

In general, some of the most common symptoms of low thyroid include fatigue, lethargy, weight gain, dry skin, thinning hair, depression, and memory problems. There are many others, and you may experience a few symptoms or several, due to your low thyroid.

Because the onset of symptoms is often a gradual process, some people don’t even notice the changes and you just come to accept them as normal, even though they’re not. In fact, many people don’t even realize they have low thyroid, and have no clue about the cause of their symptoms, lack of energy or general feelings of being unwell. That’s why a practitioner that is educated in functional wellness is a great resource for care. From identifying whether there’s a problem with your thyroid, to providing practical advice and effective therapy to manage your condition, they are a great choice.

The form of support and therapy a wellness practitioner provides is thorough. This means that rather than focusing merely on your condition, your overall health is a big consideration as well. This is a rational therapy approach since your low thyroid disorder influences, and is influenced by, your state of health and lifestyle. In fact, these factors are inextricably linked with one another, and by addressing them; the key cause of the problem can be dealt with appropriately.

Providing wellness care is especially relevant when it comes to thyroid disorders. In America, the number one cause of low thyroid is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, accounting for about 90% of cases in adults. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease in which your own immune system launches an attack on the cells of your thyroid gland. This diminishes its capacity to produce thyroid hormones, resulting in low thyroid.

These practitioners will carry out a thorough assessment to determine whether or not Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the cause of your low thyroid. This is done by taking a comprehensive patient history, physical exam as well as providing laboratory tests. When the nature of your condition has been identified, the practitioner will be able to devise a plan that incorporates practical strategies to help you get back to your healthy self.

This type of care is designed to naturally restore health to your thyroid and body. Lifestyle and dietary measures are likely to play an important part in your therapy plan. This is because certain lifestyle factors, such as your diet, may act as a trigger for the autoimmune reaction. Dietary changes and nutritional supplements can help manage the progression of this autoimmune disease, and help you regain your thyroid function.

If your thyroid is not at its optimal health, look for a practitioner that can identify the problem and improve thyroid function. Managing your condition with functional wellness care may enable you to feel your best again.

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