The number one cause of low thyroid is an autoimmune disease. It is an autoimmune disease that attacks the thyroid, which if not treated properly, can lead to other serious autoimmune diseases.
Dr. Joshua Redd, D.C., Chiropractic Physician & Endocrine/Blood Chemistry Specialist talks about Hashimoto’s Disease.
Have you been diagnosed with a low thyroid?
Are you taking hormone replacements and still have the same symptoms?
Do you suspect you have a thyroid problem but your Doctor says your test results are normal?
If you are suffering from any of the signs or symptoms below, what you are about to read
will most likely change your quality of life.
Low Thyroid Symptoms:
* Increase in weight gain
* Morning headaches that wear off as the day progresses
* Overly sensitive to cold weather
* Poor circulation and numbness in hands and feet
* Require excessive amount of sleep to function properly
* Chronic digestive problems
* Itchy, dry skin
* Wounds heal slowly
* Poor immune function
Low Thyroid Signs:
* Dry or brittle hair
* Hair falls out easily
* Dry skin
* Loss of outside portion of eyebrows
Why am I still suffering from some of the symptoms above?
When someone is suffering from the signs or symptoms listed above the Doctor will usually run a TSH and that’s it. If the TSH comes back increased, then their treatment is limited to a hormone replacement. The problem with that is, the thyroid is usually never the main problem that is causing the high TSH, it’s usually an endocrine imbalance going on somewhere else in the body that is the main driving force. That is why these patients continue to decline or feel no improvement with that type of management, because nothing is being done to treat the actual cause of their disease!!! I have made a list of some of the many things that can cause an increased TSH in your body.
1. Anterior Pituitary Hypo-function
2. Increased thyroid binding proteins
3. Over-conversion of T3 leading to resistance
4. Under-conversion of T4 to T3
5. Nutrient Deficiency
6. Hashimoto’s Disease – The number one cause of low thyroid!!!!!
Here is a list of the other markers that are important to run in order to properly diagnose your thyroid.
1. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
2. Total T4 (TT4)
3. Free T4 (FT4)
4. Free Thyroxine Index (FTI)
5. Resin T3 uptake (T3U)
6. Free T3 (FT3)
7. Reverse T3 (rT3)
8. TPO and Thyroglobulin Antibodies
The thyroid is a very complex organ and has many different metabolic functions. It requires a 3 step process for diagnosing and managing a patient, which I have listed below:
1. You must know what tests to run.
2. You must know how to analyze those tests.
3. You must know how to build a treatment plan for each individual to fit their specific needs.
If you only know how to do 2 of the 3, the patient is going to continue with their troubles. Remember, everyone is uniquely different from one another and could have a totally different problem. It is very important to make each treatment plan very personalized to address each individual’s specific needs.
How is your approach different?
We do detailed cutting edge medical testing and analysis, far beyond just seeing if you have a high TSH. Through this testing we can actually find out what endocrine imbalances are causing the high TSH and then we are able to restore those imbalances. That is why we are seeing amazing results in our office. We are working at treating the cause of the disease rather than only treating the symptoms.
Testimonial of a recent patient:
I’ve been taking thyroid medication for 12 years. The Doctors kept adding more and more medications, and I didn’t see any changes. I couldn’t lose weight even though I barely ate and exercised daily. I was cold all the time. I was tired all the time. I could hardly get up out of bed and start the day. I was depressed to where I thought this might be the end of the road for me, until I saw Dr. Redd on TV with one of his patients talking about thyroid problems. I decided to give him a chance at helping me even though many other Doctors and medications failed. Now after doing detailed medical testing Dr. Redd figured out what was actually causing my symptoms and he built me a treatment plan and goals to get better. Since then I have lost 25 lbs!! I have more energy than I have had in years. I can finally clean and be a Mom and Wife again. I have fun with my husband and kids. I no longer need to wear a sweater inside and outside of the house no matter how hot it is. Dr. Redd gave me my life back, and he gave my husband his wife back and my children their Mom back. I highly recommend Dr. Redd. When it comes to thyroid problems he knows it. There is no other Doctor out there who cares more about his patients than he does.
– Eileen Baker
Testimonial of a Medical Doctor:
The results Dr. Redd is experiencing with his Diabetic and Thyroid patients consistently, blows me away. Time and time again my confidence is increased in Dr. Redd and the programs he offers to people suffering from these two chronic conditions. He clearly has an excellent knowledge of Type II Diabetes and Thyroid related problems, including Hypothyroidism. I have continued to see his patients make changes that I haven’t seen in this medical era. Through detailed medical testing and analysis, he is able to properly diagnose specifically what is causing the patient’s disease. Once the patient’s disease is properly diagnosed, Dr. Redd has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to successfully create a treatment plan for that specific patient’s needs, which results in significantly better health and well-being for the individual. He has proven to be a phenomenal commodity with his Functional Medicine approach. I highly recommend him to those who are suffering with any of these two very common conditions.
– Dr. Gary Slavens, M.D.
Dr. Joshua Redd, D.C.
Chiropractic Physician & Endocrine/Blood Chemistry Specialist