Hypothyroid & Sub-Clinical Hypothyroid

Our downtown Vancouver Naturopathic doctors provide treatment for Hypothyroid and Sub-Clinical Hypothyroid issues.

The thyroid gland sits on the area below the voice box. It is one of the most important secreting cell masses in the human body. The hormones that this gland secretes regulate the functioning rate of most vital bodily processes. Thyroid disturbances can have grave health consequences. As such, it is important to consult a doctor if you detect any anomaly. Naturopathic medicine plays an important role in dealing with thyroid gland functional imbalances.

Thyroid Treatment – Vancouver Naturopathy Clinic

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Electra Health Floor – 970 Burrard Street, Vancouver BC
Open 7 days a week from 8 am to 8 pm
604-685-4325 (HEAL)

Functional imbalances revolving around the thyroid gland may be of an overactive or underactive nature. The causes are wide, varying, and may be difficult to fully understand. A hypothyroid thyroid gland becomes underactive; In this scenario, it does not produce enough thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). which help to sustain healthy bodily functions. Inadequate production of these hormones may lead to the following symptoms:

  • weight gainlow thyroid vancouver downtown
  • voice changes
  • dry skin
  • brittle nails
  • poor concentration and lethargy
  • constipation
  • hair thinning
  • muscular aches and pains.

hypothyroidism vancouver treatmentHowever, these types of symptoms may be due to other conditions. As such, thyroid problems may not feature in many probable diagnoses. However, if you have two or more of the above symptoms, it’s advisable to visit a naturopathic doctor for thyroid testing.

Cases of hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) are rare. Excessive production of thyroid hormone may lead to palpitations, anxiety attacks, sweating, and starry eyes. There may be detectable swelling of the thyroid gland at the front of the throat. Diagnosis of thyroid trouble and treatment involves the use of symptoms history. Most of the hypothyroid symptoms above indicate thyroid insufficiency. If you detect several of them, an axillary temperature test or a Barne’s test is usually the next step. If your temperature is consistently subnormal, then a blood or urine test follows. Before calling it a night, get an oral temperature and shake it thoroughly. Place on a cabinet close to your bed. Upon waking up in the morning, place it under your armpit for approximately 10 minutes. While at it, ensure that you remain quiet and still for accurate readings. Do this for a minimum of five days.

Fundamentally, the readings should be between 97.8 and 98.2 degrees °F or not less than 36.5°C. If the basal temperature drops below this level, you should seek the advice of a qualified naturopathic doctor. As previously mentioned, the focus of naturopathic medicine is on the use of non-toxic approaches in the holistic treatment of a patient. While it is advisable to continue with the conventional treatment regime of your thyroid problem, there is a great deal that naturopathy can achieve in the support of thyroid gland functions to help you achieve a better level of energy and health. This is especially ideal for those who still experience the above symptoms despite taking thyroxine shots. It is also ideal for anyone suffering from subclinical hypothyroid.

Downtown Vancouver Naturopaths Treat Hypothyroid & Sub-Clinical Hypothyroid

Naturopathic medicine is a medicine system that bases its operational principles on nature and its healing powers. Naturopathic doctors embark on a deep understanding of the spirit, mind and body of a patient. This way, they get to find the cause of a particular ailment. Naturopathy entails the use of numerous techniques and therapies. Some of these therapies include homeopathy, herbal medicine, behavioral change, nutrition and acupuncture. Naturopathy focuses on two main areas: buoying up the natural healing abilities of the body, and encouraging lifestyle changes. Naturopathic practitioners treat both simple and chronic conditions. However, their main emphasis is on the prevention of diseases and creating awareness among the public.

hyperthyroid-downtown-vancouverIt is important to note that naturopathic medicine has emphasis on the overall bodily functions. As such, lower thyroxine levels that are within the acceptable range may be insufficient for some individuals. Naturopath practitioners will diagnose a thyroid problem based on your overall health. They will investigate all other possible causes of your symptoms, as well as anything else that might have a bearing on the thyroid gland malfunction. This may include blood-sugar level imbalance and/or digestive disturbance and detoxification function imbalance. Others are trace elements, minerals and vitamin deficiencies, prolonged stress, as well as joint and muscle problems… especially on the neck.

Imbalance of the liver’s detoxification functions results in an increase of toxic elements in the body that usually irritates thyroid functions. Problems with the neck’s muscle lead to issues with nerve and circulation to the thyroid gland. Naturopathic treatment for hypothyroid and sub-clinical hypothyroid strives to reduce demands on the thyroid gland due to an unhealthy diet and stress. According to the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors, treatment may include dietary adjustments, homoeopathic or herbal support, vitamin and mineral supplements, home hydrotherapy, soft tissue neuromuscular and gentle osteopathic techniques.

Interested in finding out more about Thyroid Treatment?
Vancouver Electra Health Floor 604-685-4325

Hypothyroid & Sub-Clinical Hypothyroid Treatment
Downtown Vancouver

Thyroid Treatment – Vancouver Naturopathy Clinic

vancouver naturopathic medicine aumakua integrated wellness clinic phone number

Electra Health Floor – 970 Burrard Street, Vancouver BC
Open 7 days a week from 8 am to 8 pm
604-685-4325 (HEAL)

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