Hashimoto’s Hypothyroid

You probably haven’t heard of Hashimoto’s Hypothyroid – a disease that is unfortunately affecting well over 10 million people in the U.S. today.

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis disease is an autoimmune condition that affects 14 million people in the U.S. making it the most common hypothyroid disorder in the country. For those with the debilitating condition, symptoms can range from fatigue, dry skin, weight gain, infertility, hair loss, constipation, to brain fog and depression. [1]

Hashimoto’s is the most common cause of an underactive thyroid, also known as Hypothyroidism, and the result of an immune system that attacks the thyroid gland leaving it incapable of functioning properly. Think of your thyroid gland as the spark plugs of your body. When hormones are produced at normal levels, the body functions like clockwork.

But when insufficient hormones are produced, energy and fatigue levels drop resulting in a metabolism that is out of whack. 

What causes hashimoto’s disease?

The causes of any autoimmune condition are different for each individual. In Hashimoto’s thyroiditis the immune system attacks the thyroid gland. It is believed that a combination of factors may be to blame – a virus, bacterium, parasite, toxic exposure, stress, or a genetic flaw. With Hashimoto’s, heredity, sex, and age could determine whether or not you develop the disorder at some point in your lifetime. It primarily affects middle-aged women but in rare cases men and children have been known to develop Hashimoto’s.

Health risks

Aside from the symptoms mentioned earlier, inflammation from Hashimoto’s disease can cause some serious health problems if left untreated including miscarriage, infertility, birth defects, heart failure, high cholesterol among others. [2]

Symptoms

Listen to your body. If you are genetically predisposed to Hashimoto’s or any Thyroid condition, it is important to get tested, especially if you experience any of the following symptoms [3]:

  • Fatigue
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Hair loss
  • Cold intolerance 
  • Brain fog
  • Dry skin + Hair (dry cracked heels) 
  • Depression
TREATMENT + SUPPORT

There are many natural ways to support your thyroid – with lifestyle management, herbal supplements, and a few naturally derived pharmaceutical options. Every person is different!

Nutrient and lifestyle factors that help you convert inactive thyroid hormone to it’s active form (Free T3):

Catch it early enough and you’ll minimize the risk of life threatening complications later on. If you are one of the 14 million Americans suffering from this chronic condition, you are not alone and there is hope for a healthy and happy tomorrow.
That’s where we come in!

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Our practitioners use comprehensive testing to help customize supplement and/or medication management (if needed) to help support thyroid and metabolic function, and address the root causes. At Inspired Health, we also practice the “Five Pillars of Inspired Health” –  Nutrition, Sleep, Movement, Stress Management, and Community: essential components for a healthier thyroid and lifestyle!

Start with our Daily Essentials, and you will find many symptoms start to minimize as your Thyroid function starts to come back online again.

Our practitioners are experts in the field of Functional Medicine and specialize in Hashimoto’s Hypothyroidism. By connecting Functional Medicine with Ancestral principles, we are able to utilize evidence-based modern science, lab testing and technology, alongside nutrition, herbal and lifestyle approaches to address the root cause of disease. This 360° analysis of your health guides the creation of a customized regimen specifically tailored for you, moving you along your path towards inspired health. More on How We Work here. 

At Inspired Health, we are committed to inspire you to reach optimal health and vitality by identifying your unique underlying root causes of symptoms. Schedule an appointment with one of our Inspired Health doctors today to get a customized support plan developed specifically for YOU and watch the healing begin!

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References:

[1] “Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Overview – The Most Common Cause ….” 3 Jul. 2019, https://www.endocrineweb.com/conditions/hashimotos-thyroiditis/hashimotos-thyroiditis-overview. Accessed 22 Sep. 2019.

[2] “Hashimoto’s disease – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic.” 3 Mar. 2018, https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hashimotos-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20351855. Accessed 22 Sep. 2019.

[3] “Hashimoto’s disease – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic.” 3 Mar. 2018, https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hashimotos-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20351855. Accessed 22 Sep. 2019.

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