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Hypothyroidism & Functional Medicine




What is Hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is a result of insufficient thyroid hormone production which can lead to a wide range of symptoms and have a significant impact on our overall health.

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that is located on the front of the neck, and it releases hormones that help the body maintain homeostasis. Thyroid hormones including T4 and T3 control heart rate, digestion, mood, and much more.

Also called underactive thyroid, hypothyroidism affects up to 5% of the population. Hypothyroid is more common in people over the age of 50 and affects women more than men.

What causes Hypothyroidism?

The most common cause of hypothyroidism is the result of an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s. Autoimmune diseases lead to a maladaptive immune response in which the body makes antibodies that attack healthy tissues which can include the thyroid tissue.

Other causes of hypothyroidism include genetic predispositions, stress induced hypercortisolemia, selenium or vitamin D deficiency, and impaired gut health.

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism:

  • Fatigue
  • Brain Fog
  • Mood Imbalances
  • Gaining weight.
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Having dry and coarse hair.
  • Experiencing an intolerance to cold temperatures. 






How to test Thyroid function? 

Thyroid disease can be difficult to diagnose through subjective symptoms because the symptoms are easily associated with other conditions. Fortunately, there are simple tests that can help determine if your symptoms are being caused by a thyroid issue. These tests include:

  • -TSH
  • -T3/T4
  • -FT3/FT4
  • -Thyroid antibodies

In some cases imaging may be warranted to evaluate the thyroid tissue.


Functional Medicine Treatments for Hypothyroidism:


At EvoHealth-Kansas Functional Medicine we work to address the root causes of your hypothyroidism. This involves a comprehensive medical and lifestyle assessment and in-depth lab testing to evaluate relevant biomarkers.

Once a diagnosis has been established, a multimodal treatment plan is integrated which utilizes dietary modifications, lifestyle interventions, and evidence-based supplementation.

Dr. Wilson also works with many local providers in Kansas when the use of thyroid restoring medication is warranted.

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