There are many people across the country dealing with thyroid issues. If you have an underactive thyroid, known as hypothyroidism, this is a condition where your thyroid gland is unable to put out enough thyroid hormone to ensure your body functions normally. When you want alternative options for thyroid issues & treatments in San Diego, you can look to the help of a professional naturopath.
With conventional treatment options, patients are usually given a daily supplement in the form of synthetic levothyroxine, which can help to correct diminished levels. Even though the treatment can be helpful for some patients, the medication may not be beneficial for patients with underlying causes. It can sometimes lead to a bit of a yo-yo effect of symptoms while the doctors work to find the perfect dosage. There are also some cases where patients may not absorb the thyroid hormone enough to make a difference.
When you see a naturopathic doctor for hypothyroid treatment, it usually includes a mix of botanicals, supplementation, dietary changes, and the use of conventional pharmaceuticals as necessary. Some of the supplements that your naturopath may suggest include zinc, vitamin B-12, and selenium. Various botanical herbs have also proven to be helpful, including ashwagandha and gum guggul.
Overall, the regulation of thyroid function can sometimes become tricky. When it comes to something like this, the whole-person approach that naturopathy is known for is the best way to treat the condition. Dr. Dubroff at Holistic Solutions can go over all of the symptoms that you are having and make suggestions on natural therapies to help your body restore healthy function and addressing all of the potential underlying causes.