Hashimoto’s Help

Hashimoto’s Help in Greenville SC

Hashimoto’s disease is actually an autoimmune disease with an inflammatory response against the thyroid gland. This means that your body’s own immune system is actually attacking the thyroid gland. This causes great damage to the thyroid gland and eventually your body will destroy the thyroid tissue just as if it is a bacteria or virus. Hashimoto’s disease is a significant cause of low thyroid function because your body’s immune response results in hypothyroidism with low T3 and T4 levels and elevated TSH.

Most traditional doctors don’t have many treatment options for Hashimoto’s other than prescribing standard thyroid medication, which does nothing to alleviate the underlying causes of your condition. This is because your doctor’s primary concern is to bring your TSH levels within the normal range. Once your TSH levels are within normal range, your doctor does not have another treatment to offer you. Unfortunately, because the root cause of the Hashimoto’s was not treated, many patients still experience the debilitating symptoms of this disease.

However, there is good news! Many patients are having great success in managing their Hashimoto’s by working with a functional wellness practitioner. This is because these practitioners have advanced training in how to help patients with chronic conditions like low thyroid disorder and Hashimoto’s disease. The first step is comprehensive testing in order to determine the underlying causes of the Hashimoto’s disease, which is different for every patient.

After ordering the proper tests that help them understand why you’re body is not functioning optimally, your functional wellness provider will create a personalized program designed to resolve your symptoms and get you back on the road to health and vitality. Customized care is so important because your triggers and responses to therapies will not be the same as everyone else. In order to be able to effectively manage your Hashimoto’s disease, you have to have care that is tailored to your individual needs and test results.

If you suspect that you or someone you love may be suffering from Hashimoto’s disease, and you haven’t been offered any other options for care, it’s time that you seek out a second opinion. Look for a provider that will run comprehensive testing and provide customized care. Functional wellness practitioners are a great place to start when you’re ready to make a change and reclaim your life.

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