Treating Hypothyroid Naturally

January 20th, 2011

A natural hypothyroid treatment protocol will try to get to the underlying cause of the disorder, rather than just manage the symptoms. ¬†Someone with a thyroid condition who wants to see if they can avoid conventional medical treatment (synthetic or natural thyroid hormone) might decide to see a natural medicine doctor.¬† The doctor will first evaluate your condition to determine whether or not you’re a candidate for natural hypothyroid treatment protocols.

In order to do this, they not only will look at the standard thyroid blood tests that most doctors look at (TSH, T3, T4, etc.), but many also recommend additional tests. For example, many natural doctors will recommend an adrenal stress index test (ASI), which will help to evaluate the function of your adrenal glands. Or they might recommend a male or female hormone panel to determine if there are any hormonal imbalances. Other doctors might want to perform tests to determine if you have any nutritional deficiencies.

In any case, if they determine that you are a good candidate for natural hypothyroid treatment methods, the doctor will put together a customized treatment plan for you consisting of diet and nutritional advice, herbal and homeopathic medicines. Unlike conventional medical treatments that simply involve taking thyroid hormone, restoring one’s health through a natural hypothyroid treatment protocol is effective to restore functioning of the thyroid gland. As mentioned earlier, any naturopathic ¬† doctor specializing in hormonal imbalances will most likely recommend changes in your diet, as well as you modifying other lifestyle factors.

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