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Your thyroid is an extremely important player in your overall health as unlike other hormones, receptors are found in every cell of your body, regulating function of every organ and system in the human body. 

Have you had your thyroid levels tested and been told they are normal? In naturopathic medicine our ranges are narrower as we believe this is a better reflection of optimal thyroid health and function.

I can work with your GP’s blood tests or refer you for full thyroid laboratory testing to determine if you are within optimal range. This would include testing your TSH, FT4, FT3, Reverse T3 and thyroid antibodies. 

Often I see thyroid patients who say their thyroid hormone treatment has helped them feel better, but they are still experiencing some of the common hypothyroid symptoms. Knowing these ranges is beneficial to determine if the cause of your thyroid imbalance is due to an autoimmune condition, or if there are other health influences giving you symptoms of hypothyroidism such as digestive disorders, adrenal fatigue, or liver issues, which may be preventing you from converting your inactive T4 to active T3.

Hashimotos Disease

The autoimmune condition Hashimotos is the most common cause of thyroid disorders however it is often undiagnosed even when patients are on thyroid medication. Clinical trials have proven that correcting gut issues can lower antibodies and after working in a specialist thyroid clinic I have indeed found that working on improving the digestive system to be extremely beneficial for both those with hashimotos and people exhibiting low thyroid symptoms.

Support for your thyroid is provided with herbal medicine, nutritional supplements and dietary advice.

Symptoms of a low thyroid

Symptoms you may be experiencing if you have low thyroid levels can include:

  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Fluid retention
  • Depression
  • Intolerance to cold
  • Hair loss or thinning
  • Hormonal issues
  • Increased cholesterol
  • Poor memory
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