Service Highlight: Treating Low Thyroid

I see a great many patients each year with thyroid problems—so many that I and many other physicians believe that thyroid disorders are epidemic in our country.

The thyroid gland, a butterfly-shaped organ in the front of the neck, produces several hormones that regulate the metabolism of every cell in the body. Low thyroid activity, known as hypothyroidism, is the most prevalent disorder of the thyroid.

Reasons for the upsurge include:

  • Environmental toxins
  • Side effects from pharmaceutical medications
  • Stress

If you find yourself suffering these symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Gaining weight for no reason
  • Dry skin
  • Hair loss
  • Depression

…These can all be symptoms of a high stress lifestyle, or they may be symptoms of low thyroid activity.

About 10 million Americans are diagnosed with it—but I estimate that 30 million have the condition, including those who don’t know it. Many physicians fail to properly diagnose low thyroid activity.

Could you be suffering from hypothyroidism? Get tested at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine and find out if your thyroid is functioning properly — and what to do about it!

Make an appointment today at 760-274-2377.