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Thyroid Management

Did you know that 8 out of 10 people with hypothyroidism have Hashimotos, the autoimmune form of thyroid disease? Additionally, many of those people do not know that they are living with an autoimmune disease.

The Encompass providers use a systems based approach to treating thyroid disease. Lab work will include a full thyroid panel to include TSH, free and total T3, free and total T4, reverse T3, and TPO antibodies. Additionally, thyroid evaluation may include a nutritional evaluation and can include addressing sub-clinical causes for thyroid disease such as gut issues, genetic issues, and environmental toxins. Using this approach, we can successfully treat clinical hypothyroidism as well as hyperthyroidism while working toward the root cause for the condition.

What is Hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which your thyroid does not make enough of the most important thyroid hormones called triiodothyronine (T-3) and thyroxine (T-4).

Common symptoms include:

What Causes Hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is a form of hormonal imbalance; in this case the thyroid gland is under-productive. Your provider will check for a hormone deficiency before beginning any treatment.

How is Hypothyroidism Treated?

Like hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism can be treated with BHRT. With bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, your doctor can raise your thyroid levels and provide relief.

What is Hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which your thyroid makes too much of the thyroid hormone, called thyroxine. Your thyroid controls your metabolism, and hyperthyroidism can speed up your metabolism to above-normal levels.

Common symptoms include:

How is Hyperthyroidism Treated?

Hyperthyroidism treatment is based around balancing your hormones. Because hyperthyroidism involves an overactive gland, anti-thyroid medications and possibly even thyroid removal surgery (thyroidectomy) are recommended. Surgery is taken only as a last resort, or for those that cannot take hormonal medication.

Is your Thyroid Healthy?

If you think you’re experience the symptoms of a thyroid disorder, it’s best to start treatment right away. Call or reach us online to set up a thyroid consultation.