Alternative Thyroid Treatment


Sometimes medical doctors just treat the symptoms and do not have the in-depth knowledge of what vitamins and supplements to take to help heal the thyroid. Autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Graves' Disease are underlying causes and are often not taken into consideration when treating hypo- or hyperthyroidism. To best address this issue, an alternative thyroid treatment is called for.

Alternative health care professionals advocate going beyond conventional medicine and bringing the body back to health. The goal in this case is to bring the thyroid back to its normal state and stopping medication altogether, although thyroid medication will be prescribed when required. An initial exam is necessary to decide if you are a good candidate for natural methods of treatment. The health care professional will put you on a trial natural treatment to see how well you do.

NOTE: If you were diagnosed with thyroid cancer, surgery was performed to remove the thyroid and you will take a thyroid hormone medication for the remainder of your life.

Things to Consider Before Starting Treatment:

There is always a reason why a thyroid malfunctions, and a natural healthcare professional investigates what causes the individual’s particular problem. The following are just some of the reasons and triggers behind thyroid problems:

  • Adrenal Glands
  • Lifestyle stress
  • Digestive system
  • Environmental toxins
  • Eating habits
  • Family medical history
  • Hormone levels
  • And more! 

Healthcare Professionals Who Treat Thyroid Conditions Naturally:
 
  • Holistic medical doctors: Although holistic treatment manages the whole body, natural or synthetic thyroid medications are part of the treatment plan when necessary.
  • Naturopaths: treat for the best possible health outcome by integrating therapeutic methods with the patient’s ability to self-heal.
  • Environmental Medicine: deals with patients who have been exposed to excitants found in the air, water, food, or drugs that has triggered an adverse reaction to the patient’s health. 
  • Osteopath (DO): These physicians are fully licensed to perform surgery and prescribe medication. Their purpose is to treat the whole person instead of treating only symptoms.
  • Broda Barnes doctors: believe patients using desiccated thyroid medication for treating hypothyroidism have better health outcomes than if they use synthetic thyroid medication.

Tips for Finding a Healthcare Professional for You:

  • Find out if all patients are put on the same treatment plan or if they are individually treated according to lab results and symptoms. Everybody is different and require different treatment plans, so you will want to avoid a doctor who treats every patient with the same plan.
  • If you would rather stick with an endocrinologist, be sure it is one who specializes in treating thyroids. Most endocrinologists treat diabetes as their main practice with just an occasional thyroid patient. Always ask how many patients with thyroid disorders the doctor treats and how often before committing to an appointment. The more thyroid patients seen on a frequent basis, the more experience the doctor has, and you can feel more confident in getting the proper care you deserve.

Natural Thyroid Treatment Methods Can Cure Your Thyroid Condition

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