Get Your Thyroid Tested and Treated Right Now

Hypothyroidism is an autoimmune disease that often manifests in numerous symptoms, none of which individually tend to give a clue that they are all related to a single disorder. Because of this, people who have an underactive thyroid often think that they have several different health issues, instead of a single cause. An underactive thyroid can cause a whole range of symptoms and undermine your well-being.

Symptoms of an underactive thyroid may include weight gain, depression, anxiety, fatigue, dryness of skin or scalp, mental slowness, impaired memory, cold in the extremities such as hands and feet, constipation, muscle aches, and many other manifestations. Without treatment, these symptoms can increase in their severity, and can, in some instances, prove fatal. Advanced hypothyroidism is not common, but when it occurs it can be life threatening. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important that you seek medical attention.

If you are diagnosed with a low functioning thyroid, which often takes the form of Hashimoto’s Disease, there are treatment options. While some medical practitioners will prescribe thyroid replacement hormones, this kind of thyroid treatment ignores what caused the initial suppression of the thyroid function. While there are six common patterns of thyroid suppression, only one of these is helped by thyroid hormone replacement therapy. It is vital in the treatment of Hashimoto’s Disease or an underactive thyroid to determine the root causes of the thyroid malfunction. To learn more about this condition and its treatments, there are a series of lectures available to view online at

For successful thyroid treatment, it is important that certain assessments are done. Those include testing sugar imbalances, blood chemistry analysis, determining the presence of positive antibody markers in blood chemistry, testing if hormones are imbalanced by symptoms, if there are neurotransmitter imbalances, if diet, nutrition, and exercise are factors, if gastrointestinal factors are present, if blood sugar is a contributing factor, or if there are any other issues causing the suppression of your thyroid function. You can visit Dr. Lawrence's website for Thyroid treatments to learn about these tests that are regularly conducted at the renowned Broadview Spine & Health Centre.

Once testing is complete, the best course of treatment for your personal thyroid health issues can be determined. Lifestyle change suggestions will be made to best improve your health and thyroid functioning. Your doctor will also recommend changes in your diet and level of exercise. Supplements will also be recommended to help you combat your low functioning thyroid in order to make the maximum improvement to your health. As you progress through your treatment, your primary care physician will meet with you regularly to monitor your progress. Once the underlying factors of your hypothyroidism are addressed and corrected, you will be on your way to a healthier, better life.