Underactive Thyroid Care

Underactive Thyroid Care in Greenville SC

Underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism can present you with a number of different symptoms. Patients may experience hair loss, headaches, stomach issues, joint pain, insomnia, anxiety, low libido, and depression. While some people only experience one or two of these symptoms, they can actually become quite debilitating if your condition is not managed properly.

These are only a few of the symptoms that come with low thyroid disorder, and it’s easy to attribute them to other health issues. This is one of the reasons that many thyroid conditions remain diagnosed. Another reason for misdiagnosis is because of the lack of testing for thyroid dysfunction. Typically traditional practitioners will test patient’s TSH levels and base diagnosis on those numbers alone. However, this is actually not enough information to properly diagnose low thyroid. Did you know that there are actually at least six different markers including TSH that should be tested when checking for thyroid disorder?

Lack of testing means that the root cause of the condition is being overlooked, which explains why many people have “normal” lab results and still suffer from symptoms of thyroid issues. It also explains why folks who are taking thyroid medication often feel little to no relief from their symptoms. Did you know that thyroid medication only successfully serves one of the thyroid markers?

It’s important to find a practitioner who understands thyroid function and who is willing to look at the “big picture” of your health. This means investigating all body systems in order to determine the root cause of your condition. Functional wellness practitioners do this through comprehensive testing. Functional wellness is a great place to start when you’re looking for effective thyroid care. Even if you’ve been told before that your lab results are normal.

By utilizing thorough testing, your provider is given a complete overview of your health and they can then determine which of your body systems is imbalanced. Did you know that your adrenal system could be contributing to your underactive thyroid? Once your provider understands what’s causing your condition, they create a customized care plan with your individual needs in mind. When your health care is tailored to your specific needs rather than a “one size fits all” model for care, you have a better chance of achieving long-term results.

Patients who work with functional wellness practitioners appreciate the comprehensive and customized care they receive. They also notice the personal attention. These practitioners are dedicated to coaching and mentoring you through the recovery process. They do this through education about your condition and support that goes even beyond the recovery period. They do this so that you are empowered to take charge of your condition, make educated decisions about your health, and effectively manage your thyroid disorder for the rest of your life.

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