Hypothyroidism is very common in our culture and needs to be optimally managed through medication for a person to feel vital. Small tweaks in a persons thyroid regimen can make a tremendous difference in how they feel.
We treat every patient with hypothyroidism uniquely, often utilizing medications that are synthetic or naturally derived, or sometimes a combination of both, to achieve not just normal lab results, but optimal lab results. Getting the TSH between 1-2 can often make a tremendous difference in symptoms such as fatigue, poor sleep, achey joints, difficulty losing weight, and many other symptoms. This detailed approach can take time and effort by both practitioner and patient but can make a big difference with patient outcomes.
Some people who have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism will also have elevated auto-thyroid antibodies, a condition known as autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. These people will often benefit from autoimmune protocols and prescriptions to target the autoimmune process and improve their thyroid related symptoms.