Tips for Choosing Hashimoto’s Care

Tips for Choosing Hashimoto’s Care in Greenville SC

If you’re a low thyroid patient, it’s crucial you get the very best possible care for your condition. It’s not uncommon for low thyroid patients to continue to struggle with symptoms even though they’re receiving care from a medical professional. Comprehensive care that addresses the root cause of the thyroid problem can make a world of difference in how these patients feel.

Many low thyroid patients also have the autoimmune disease known as Hashimoto’s. Thyroid replacement medication does not address this underlying cause of thyroid conditions.

Ask practitioners the following questions when you’re seeking out thyroid care. It may help you find support that’s in keeping with your well being and health goals.

  1. Do you take a functional health and wellness approach to thyroid care?

The answer should be yes. This is important because the thyroid affects all of the cells, organs and systems in your body. Focusing care on the thyroid and thyroid hormones alone is often insufficient. Functional wellness takes a comprehensive, “whole body” approach to care that involves determining and addressing the underlying cause(s) of health conditions such as low thyroid.

  1. Can you help if my blood work has shown “normal” TSH levels but I still feel terrible?

If you have normal TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) levels but you’re still suffering with symptoms, it’s very likely something has been missed. A comprehensive thyroid panel that tests many different thyroid markers will yield a greater depth of information. The most common tests used to evaluate TSH levels today only check for one marker.

A complete blood panel provides a practitioner with a clear picture of how your thyroid as well as other organs and systems in your body are functioning. With proper evaluation, you can then begin a support program that’s customized to help your body regain function, balance and good health.

If you have Hashimoto’s disease, it’s important that your care identifies and addresses this underlying cause of thyroid conditions.

  1. What can you do if I don’t feel better while under your care?

Since low thyroid is typically a complex condition, it’s important to be prepared for the possibility that things may not go according to plan. This means, it may be necessary for your practitioner to adjust your care plan more than once.

You should know that your practitioner will never give up on you. There may be the need for your care to be co-managed with another health practitioner. Naturally, emergency situations require immediate referral. Yet in general, it’s best to work with someone who is prepared to keep digging for answers through testing in order to understand what is truly best for your health and your progress long term.

Use these three tips to help you choose the very best care for your low thyroid condition. Functional wellness care is a great place to start your search for practitioners. If you’re serious about getting well and are willing to do the work to achieve better health, a functional wellness practitioner will be an invaluable resource as part of your care team.

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