Hyperthyroid and Hypothyroid symptoms?
IT MAY BE Hashimoto’s Disease.
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an autoimmune disorder, begins with hyperthyroid symptoms. Without treatment, patients fluctuate between hyperthyroid and hypothyroid symptoms. As the immune system attacks the body’s own cells instead of bacteria or viruses, the patient produces less and less thyroid hormone.
The hyperthyroid symptoms eventually disappear, and the patient has hypothyroid symptoms only, until treatment with thyroid-hormone replacement. Dr. Carrick understands that taking thyroid hormone alone will not remove hypothyroid symptoms. There needs to be a lifestyle change: avoiding stress as much as possible; eliminating gluten; and adopting an anti-inflammatory diet.
Hyperthyroid Symptoms Alone?
IT MAY BE Graves’ Disease.
Graves’ Disease is also a thyroid autoimmune disorder. Standard medical care involves either drugs to reduce thyroid-hormone release; surgery to remove the thyroid gland; or radiation to destroy thyroid-gland cells permanently. A Functional Medicine approach addresses the autoimmunity that keeps the immune-system too attentive, too ready to pounce. Like Hashimoto’s patients, those with Graves’ Disease need to avoid gluten; to adopt an anti-inflammatory diet; and, with Dr. Carrick’s help, to consider detoxification from heavy metals.
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