The #1 Cause of Low Thyroid Function
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition where the immune system is forming antibodies attacking an enzyme in the gland called thyroid peroxidase (TPO). This enzyme is responsible for the production of thyroid hormones. A positive TPO test suggest Hashimoto’s disease. Hashimoto’s disease is not a problem in the gland, directly. It is a problem in the immune system. Another type of auto immune response responsible for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is an autoimmune response to a protein made by the follicular cells in the thyroid from which we make thyroid hormones- thyroglobulin autoimmune response. A positive thyroglobulin test or (TGB) antibody test suggest Hashimoto’s- this again is an autoimmune condition. While traditional medicine looks at TSH and T4 it does not look at the underlying causes or triggers of the fluctuating markers. They will adjust medication only.
Some common triggers to autoimmunity are
- blood sugar issues
- food sensitivities
- chronic infections
- adrenal dysfunction
- other hormone imbalances
- certain thyroid medications
- low vitamin D
- low vitamin A
- Low EFA’s
- low glutathione deficiency
Any one of these is a trigger to an autoimmune response. To mediate, or even eradicate symptoms of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis one must uncover the underlying causes to the autoimmune response.
Similar symptoms and diagnosis may have different triggers. What works for one patient may not work for another. That is why at my clinic I practice functional medicine. Functional medicine works to uncover these triggers and eliminate them. We do this through proper and thorough testing. Blood, food sensitivity, stool and saliva are some of the tests we may run. This way we can be specific in our approach, pinpointing the triggers, and eliminating them.
“I found Dr. Beyer almost like being touched by an angel- I was having a procedure done at the hospital… the nurse touched my arm and said ‘you need to see Dr. Beyer.’ …I was having severe thyroid problems…alopecia (my hair was falling out) the doctors I went to said that it was an autoimmune condition and there was nothing that could be done. I was slowly deteriorating….no will to do anything…I’ve been with Dr. Beyer for 5 months now, I’ve lost 52 pounds, my hair has grown back! I’m thankful to have found Dr. Beyer- he has given me my life back.” Cheryl A. (52)Cheryl
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