Hypothyroidism and Metabolic Change


Hypothyroidism can have many causes

One of the most important factors that leads to hypothyroidism is autoimmunity. The most common cause of hypothyroidism is autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto's.

What are the triggers for autoimmune thyroiditis?

Our doctors have found, after many years of clinical experience, that the triggers of autoimmune thyroiditis are varied and complex. Whatever the cause of the trigger may be, the treatment of autoimmune thyroiditis must address the process of antibody production, as well as the functional ability of the thyroid to maintain adequate thyroid hormone production.

Some of the triggers of autoimmune thyroiditis may include (but are not limited to):

  • Toxic exposure
  • Heavy metal toxicity
  • Chronic stress
  • Acute stress
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Chronic infections
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Underlying inflammatory conditions
  • Trauma
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Pregnancy

Hypothyroidism drives metabolic change

We now know that in addition to the very basic tenet of "eat well and exercise", there are many things that must be done to maintain optimal wellness and a healthy body. Healing the thyroid and stopping the autoimmune process is possible. Our doctors are skilled integrative medicine specialists that make the process straight forward and simple for you to understand. If you are dealing with metabolic sluggishness as a result of thyroid problems or Hashimoto's, we can help you break the cycle and regain your sense of well being!

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