Salt Lake City Symptoms of Low Thyroid: Could Hashimoto's Disease Be The Cause?

If you suffer with symptoms of low thyroid, the underlying cause may be Hashimoto's Disease...

Everyone changes as they grow older, but many people think age is the only factor when health issues arise. Thousands of people aren't aware that they suffer from a low thyroid and may think the reason they feel the way they do is just because of their age. You could be suffering from low thyroid without being aware of it, and the cause of your low thyroid may be Hashimoto's Disease.

What Are the Symptoms of Low Thyroid?

There are a lot of different symptoms that an individual may experience if they have low thyroid. Each person is different in the symptoms they will experience, and some may show more symptoms than others. It's also important to note that people of all ages can suffer from this condition, not just adults. Even kids can have low thyroid, which is why knowing the signs and symptoms are very important.

  • salt lake city utah symptoms of low thyroidFeeling tired or fatigued
  • Feeling depressed
  • Dry skin
  • Brittle/breakable nails
  • Problems remembering things
  • Irregular or heavy periods
  • Constipation
  • Hair loss
  • Weight gain
  • Puffy face
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Sensitivity to cold

As you can see, there are a lot of different low thyroid symptoms that an individual may suffer from. Unfortunately these can become severe, even if they start off mild in the beginning. When you suffer from low thyroid signs or symptoms, a primary care physician may only order tests that measure the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). If the TSH comes back elevated, the typical treatment is hormone replacement. However, the thyroid is rarely the main cause of high TSH; it is often due to an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s Disease or an endocrine imbalance somewhere else in the body.

If your low thyroid symptoms do not improve or get worse while on hormone replacement, you may have Hashimoto's Disease.

What is Hashimoto’s Disease?

The number one cause of low thyroid in America is Hashimoto’s Disease; an autoimmune condition that attacks the thyroid. If not treated properly, it can lead to other serious autoimmune diseases and health complications.

Proper management of Hashimoto’s Disease requires detailed testing and analysis used to pinpoint the culprits flaring up the autoimmune response; the thyroid is the victim in this case. The Hashimoto’s is the mechanism causing all the problems! This is why you may have normal TSH levels but still feel ill. Your immune response is raging through your body causing problems. It is like a fire alarm warning of a house fire. Rather than simply “ turning off the alarm,” and not bothering to extinguish the fire that is destroying the house, the healthcare professionals at RedRiver Health and Wellness Center work hard to address the cause of your condition instead of simply masking the symptoms.

Where can you find help for low thyroid and Hashimoto's Disease in the Salt Lake City Utah metro area?

Anyone who experiences symptoms of low thyroid should not sit back and just let them happen. As you've also read, symptoms of low thyroid can also mean a more serious issue of Hashimoto's Disease. If you are dealing with these symptoms, it's important to find help.

One option to seriously consider is to work with a chiropractic physician trained in the field of functional medicine. This is very different training and a very different approach than traditional chiropractic care. Working with a chiropractic physician who knows functional medicine can be one of the best options for getting to the root cause of your low thyroid symptoms.

To learn more about the low thyroid and Hashimoto's Disease therapy options we offer, contact our South Jordan office today at (801) 446-2822.

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