Saul Marcus, ND - Naturopathic Doctor

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Hypothyrodism Guide

This guide will detail the diagnosis and holistic treatment of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

Holistic means treating the whole body, and not just a single part. Thyroid disease often begins some place else other than the thyroid gland. Too much focus on "treating hypothyroidism" can lead to accumulation of general information, which although valuable, is nonetheless not always helpful at treating the individual.

The question is not how to treat hypothyroidism per se. It is rather; how to treat the individual who presents with hypothyroidism as part of a larger clinical picture.

I have attempted to be concise. However, thyroid disease is by its nature complex. In order to make this guide useful I included detail beyond what you would find on health tip web sites.

This guide is not:

What this guide is:

A detailed review of the causes and treatment of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, based up my education as a naturopathic doctor, professional seminars attended, and experience working with thyroid patients.

Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism Symptoms

The thyroid is a gland in the neck whose main job is to produce thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone stimulates cellular activity and metabolic rate. The metabolic rate is how much energy each cell produces. Too little thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism) causes symptoms of having too little energy. Too much thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism) will causes symptoms of elevated metabolic rate.

Lab testing for thyroid disorders is not an exact science. Reference ranges for is considered "normal" are far to large. Both symptoms and labs need to be considered.

Thyroid Disease symptoms

The following are not comprehensive lists of all symptoms, just some of the most common ones.

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism:

Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism: