It is estimated that there are twice as many people suffering from thyroid dysfunction as have been diagnosed with diabetes. Even more surprising is that over 50% have either been misdiagnosed or never diagnosed with thyroid dysfunction. They suffer in silence, chasing symptoms, frustrated when no diets or treatments work for them.
More commonly known symptoms include weight gain, fatigue and cold intolerance. Yet there are many other symptoms that may indicate someone is suffering from thyroid dysfunction. Some less known symptoms are depression, memory problems, constipation, dry skin, hair loss, changes in menstrual cycle, infertility, and high cholesterol. Each person can have different symptoms and the symptoms may change with time therefore, it is important if you feel you may have a thyroid dysfunction to be properly tested by a functional medicine doctor, as there are a multitude of diagnostic lab values that need to be assessed for proper treatment.
Thyroid dysfunction has been linked to a myriad of causes including gastrointestinal dysfunction, microbiome disturbances, poor dietary choices, high stress lifestyle, and heavy metal toxicity. Working with a functional medicine practitioner, like Back to Health Functional Medicine, focuses on the root cause of dysfunction, healing the body and allowing the body to heal the thyroid as a marvelous side effect. Still skeptical, inquire with Dr. Anya to share her story of how she treated her own Autoimmune Thyroiditis naturally and she is healthier today than she has been in years.
Contact us today if you have questions about thyroid dysfunction or any other medical concerns.