What is Hashimoto’s Disease?
Hashimoto’s disease can happen to the body when the immune system reacts to itself, or to its own inflammatory process. Auto immune diseases have tripled in the last 10 years. In women, they now total more than breast and heart disease combined. 24 million Americans have a form of autoimmune disease. Hashimoto’s affects specifically the thyroid gland and can cause hyperthyroid or hypothyroid conditions.
How can I treat Hashimoto’s naturally?
The body is wise and trying to convey to you, using the language of “symptoms”, that something you are doing is not agreeing with it. Dr. Wells will help figure out what your body is saying and correct the problems. Dr. Wells will first determine the underlying cause(s) of Hashimoto’s and help you clean up your diet and lifestyle. She may start with blood work looking at the thyroid function. There are deeper level tests that can be done and optimal ranges for these tests. Using the optimal ranges, Dr. Wells can get you feeling your best quickly.
Often patients who have thyroid labs in the ‘normal’ range, still do not feel their best. The deeper causes of Hashimoto’s can be found by looking for insulin resistance and chronic infections, food intolerance testing, heavy metals testing, urinary amino acids, detox profile, or whatever testing is needed to find the cause(s). Testing is not always needed, yet it can be very valuable information. Once the cause for autoimmune dis-ease in your body is unveiled, treatment can begin.
How long before I feel better?
Every patient is unique and healing happens faster for some than others. Getting on board with natural or pharmaceutical treatment protocols for patients with Hashimoto’s can happen immediately and you can feel better quickly. However, determining and fixing the underlying causes can take some time. The time depends on the patient’s commitment to healing. If detoxification is needed, doing this over a long period of time is safer and easier. After the first changes are made, however, most notice improvements within a week or two.
What’s involved in natural treatment of Hashimoto’s?
In treating patients with Hashimoto’s, Dr. Wells may recommend you change your diet, exercise routine, and take therapeutic level of supplements or pharmaceuticals if needed. All treatment is specific to you. Dr. Wells will educate you as to what you need to get to the root of the health issue, and support the body with exactly what it needs to heal. If chronic viruses or heavy metal toxicity is found to be the root cause, IV nutrient therapy or chelation may be needed.