Hyperthyroid/Hypothyroid, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Grave’s Disease
All of these conditions are related to your thyroid. The thyroid gland is located in the neck/throat area and is composed of nodules. The thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate many processes in your body. This includes the amount of energy you produce, and thus the temperature of your body is directly effected by the activity of the thyroid.
Hypothyroid is a condition of LOW thyroid activity. “HYPO-” means low. Symptoms of hypothyroid include fatigue, coldness, weight gain and loss of hair.
Hyperthyroid is a condition of HIGH thyroid activity. “HYPER-” means high. Symptoms of hyperthyroid include huge appetite but loss of weight, feeling of heat in the body, excessive sweating, and difficulty sleeping.
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Grave’s Disease are both autoimmune disorders. Autoimmune means that your body is attacking itself. Your normal immune system protects against viruses and bacteria by destroying them. When your immune system makes a mistake, it thinks that normal parts of your body are enemies and must be destroyed, as if they were viruses and bacteria. This is what an autoimmune disorder or disease is; the body attacking and destroying itself.
In both Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Grave’s Disease, the immune system is attacking the thyroid gland. Grave’s diseases is a state of hyperthyroid. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is usually hypothyroid, but sometimes it has hyperthyroid cycles.
Treatment of hypothyroid conditions and autoimmune thyroid conditions requires a sophisticated understanding of hormones, the immune system, and the underlying factors that support normal function and factors that make the problems worse. These include thyroid hormones, iodine, heavy metal toxicity, food allergies, the condition of the adrenals, stress responses, blood sugar metabolism, the health of the digestive system, and others. Laboratory testing may require measuring hormones and antibodies among others. We have the training, knowlege, and experience to help you better understand and address these conditions that effect your health and well being profoundly.
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