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Hypothyroidism Treatment in Leucadia, CA

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Holistic Hypothyroidism Treatment in Leucadia, CA

Dr. Mark Stengler understands the challenges and prevalence of thyroid disorders, particularly hypothyroidism, which is reaching epidemic proportions in our country. If you're experiencing symptoms like fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, or depression, they could be indications of low thyroid activity. At our clinic in Leucadia, CA, we specialize in holistic approaches to thyroid health and offer comprehensive treatment options for individuals with hypothyroidism.

Understanding Hypothyroidism

The thyroid gland, located in the front of the neck, produces hormones that regulate the metabolism of every cell in the body. Hypothyroidism is the most common disorder of the thyroid, and it is estimated that 30 million Americans have this condition, many of whom are undiagnosed. It's important to recognize the signs and seek proper diagnosis and treatment.

Common Causes and Diagnosis

The leading cause of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune disorder that results in inflammation and underproduction of thyroid hormones. Other factors, such as imbalances in other hormones, food allergies, and stress, can also contribute to low thyroid activity. Diagnosis can be challenging, as many doctors rely solely on the standard thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) test, which may not provide a comprehensive assessment of thyroid function. We recommend a holistic approach with a complete thyroid test panel, including free T3 and free T4 evaluation, to ensure an accurate diagnosis.

Redefining the "Normal" Range

Interpreting thyroid test results can be complex. While some patients may fall within the lower end of the "normal" range for free T3 and free T4 levels, we believe that the standard for "normal" is set too low. Optimizing thyroid hormone levels within a higher range can lead to improved overall well-being and symptom relief. Our experience shows that patients often feel significantly better when their free T3 levels are closer to 320 pg/dL or higher, and free T4 levels are at 1.2 ng/dL or higher.

Hormone Replacement and Nutritional Support

To address hypothyroidism, we recommend natural, bioidentical thyroid hormone replacement therapy. This includes medications like Armour Thyroid, Nature-Thyroid, Westhroid, or compounded bioidentical T4 and T3. These options offer a more balanced combination of hormones that closely resemble the body's natural production.

Additionally, we emphasize the importance of nutritional support for optimal thyroid function. Supplements like L-tyrosine, multivitamins, and iodine can help the body produce its own thyroid hormones and support the conversion of T4 to T3.

Visit Our Clinic in Leucadia, CA

Dr. Mark Stengler and his team are dedicated to providing holistic care and personalized treatment for individuals with hypothyroidism. Our Leucadia clinic combines conventional and complementary medicine to address the root causes of thyroid disorders and promote overall health and vitality. If you're seeking effective hypothyroidism treatment, we invite you to visit our website at or contact us at (760) 274-2377 to learn more about our practice and the services we offer.

Take Control of Your Thyroid Health Today

Don't let the symptoms of hypothyroidism interfere with your well-being. Our clinic in Leucadia is here to support you in understanding and addressing your thyroid concerns. With a focus on holistic and comprehensive care, we aim to help you regain balance, vitality, and optimal thyroid function. Take the first step towards optimizing your thyroid health by reaching out to our Leucadia location today.

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