Thyroid Problems

Are you feeling excessively tired?

Have you been diagnosed with Grave’s disease or Hashimoto’s and want to manage it naturally?

Do you find it hard to lose weight even if you are doing everything right?

Do you already take Thyroxine and still feel tired?

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Are you looking for natural remedies for your underactive thyroid? I help patients build their energy and assist weight loss with natural remedies. I also combine diet modifications to assist the management of hashimoto’s disease naturally.

Natural remedies for an underactive thyroid combine the nutrient co-factors to support thyroid function, herbs to modulate the immune system and assessment of environmental factors influencing the thyroid function.

The most common cause of an underactive thyroid is nutritional deficiencies and heavy metal toxicity. Autoimmune hashimoto’s is due to an autoimmune disease called autoimmune thyroiditis usually triggered by a virus such as ebstein Barr or commonly known as glandular fever. The body’s immune system makes antibodies to attack pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, and fungus. In Hashimoto’s the immune system has developed autoantibodies against the thyroid tissue.

With any underactive thyroid condition, including Hashimoto’s, the thyroid gland is then not able to make enough T4 and T3 thyroid hormone, and hypothyroidism gradually develops. Many triggers are unknown but one commonly accepted one is glandular fever (EBV). Others may be stress, poor nutrition or food triggers.

Holistic naturopath treatment for an underactive thyroid with natural remedies provides the body to balance and assist the healthy function of the thyroid.

Autoimmune underactive thyroid is more common in people with:

  • Family history of autoimmune thyroiditis.
  • Down’s syndrome. Hypothyroidism develops in 1 in 3 people with Down’s syndrome before the age of 25 years.
  • Turner syndrome. A complex diagnosis caused by gene mutations gives a higher incidence of an underactive thyroid
  • Enlarged thyroid gland (goitre or nodules)
  • Past history of Graves’ disease, or thyroiditis following childbirth
  • Family history of other autoimmune disorders – for example: vitiligo, pernicious anaemia, Addison’s disease, type 1 diabetes, coeliac disease, Sjögren’s syndrome

Thyroid Problems

Iodine Deficiency In Hashimotos

The thyroid uses iodine to make thyroid hormones that regulates many metabolic processes, such as growth and energy use. If you don’t have enough iodine in your diet, it can lead to an enlarged thyroid gland (goitre). With hashimoto’s and thyroid nodules care must be taken when taking iodine and a practitioner should be consulted.  

Foods For An Underactive Thyroid

Some suggestions to make sure you get the required daily amount of iodine include:

  • Enjoy a wide variety of wholefoods with variety and preferably organic sources
  • Seafood – A minimum of three meals of seafood per week to get the beneficial iodine
  • Seaweed such as kelp, kombu or nori can be used in cooking and is exceptionally high in iodine
  • Eggs provide some dietary sources of iodine
  • Vegetables may contain iodine, but only if they are grown in iodine-rich soils so organic vegetables are the best
  • Supplements may be necessary if your dietary intake is inadequate. Many multivitamin capsules and tablets supply 100–150 µg of iodine.
  • Functional pathology testing is a must to ensure the correct dosage.

Far too many people in Australia suffer through the symptoms of an underactive thyroid on a daily basis, unaware of how to manage the root cause of their health issues.

For those who have been diagnosed, despite the use of prescription medicines, they still regularly suffer from exhaustion and extreme tiredness.

Those suffering with thyroid problems in Perth have finally found the answer to better management of underactive thyroid symptoms, enjoying increased energy levels and even weight loss through advanced underactive thyroid natural treatment from Cura Integrative medicine.

Understanding Underactive Thyroid Conditions

The most common root of an underactive thyroid condition is usually due to nutritional deficiencies and/or a high level of heavy metal toxicity. One of the most significant thyroid problems, Autoimmune Hashimoto’s, is caused by autoimmune thyroiditis, a disease typically triggered by the glandular fever virus, stress and/or a poor diet.

The body’s immune system creates antibodies to naturally attack and defend against pathogens. However, in those who suffer from Hashimoto’s disease and other thyroid conditions, the immune system has developed autoantibodies against the thyroid tissue.

The thyroid gland is therefore unable to make sufficient T4 and T3 thyroid hormones, which leads to hypothyroidism conditions developing over time.

Natural Underactive Thyroid Treatments

Underactive thyroid conditions can be successfully supported and managed using natural therapies and herbal medicines. First, we help to determine the specific type of thyroiditis through advanced analysis and testing of your hypothyroidism symptoms.

Once we have an understanding of the specific underactive thyroid issue you are experiencing, your family history and any underlying health issues, we can create a personalised treatment plan to maximise the opportunity for successful treatment of your condition.

Key to the natural treatment of thyroidtitis, Perth patients must revise their nutritional intake to include an increased level of iodine. Iodine is required to help the body make thyroid hormones that regulate many key metabolic processes such as energy use and growth.

However, iodine is a nutrient often absent or lacking in the diet of many Australians.

Through functional pathology testing, our naturopaths help patients to discover the exact correct daily dosage of iodine required to aid your condition. Every Hashimoto’s thryroiditis Perth patient is different so precise testing to ensure the correct required Iodine dosage is critical to the success of treatment.

With an understanding of your Iodine and other nutritional deficiencies, our naturopathic doctors can prescribe a food plan and herbal remedies required to improve health and wellness, increase energy levels and enjoy a better quality of life.

Overactive And Underactive Thyroid Help Perth

Whatever thyroid issues you are experiencing, be it underactive or overactive thyroid symptoms, the Cura Clinic team can help. We’ll help you to better understand your condition and empower you with the right knowledge and treatment plan to overcome your thyroid problems naturally.

For further help with your energy from a natural therapy practitioner, get in touch or make an appointment.

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