Hypothyroidism is the result of an underactive thyroid. Your thyroid gland releases hormones that help to stimulate the release of other hormones from different glands. These chemical messengers work together to keep your body functioning at maximum efficiency. If your thyroid doesn't produce enough of its particular hormones, your body begins to slow down.
A few of the signs associated with hypothyroidism include:
Dr. Gastellum can treat hypothyroid disorders with either natural or conventional methods. Hormone replacement therapies are beneficial at re-establishing the required amount of hormones in the body. IV therapy can provide nutritional support that may be needed if the decrease in hormone production is the result of an illness.
Dr. Gastellum can use a blended treatment plan that provides the best of both worlds. This allows for the maximum benefit while allowing your body to return to a normal state of balance.
Dr. Gastellum uses several different lab tests to uncover the root of the problem. Once she knows why your thyroid gland isn't functioning properly, she can take the necessary steps to treat the problem and get your back on track.
Hormone levels can be checked by using both blood and saliva lab tests. The results of the tests will determine whether natural or prescription medications are the best choice.
In addition to the lab tests Dr. Gastellum orders, she performs a thorough physical examination. She also reviews your past medical history to identify any potential changes that may have indicated your thyroid was weakening.
Once Dr. Gastellum starts you on a treatment plan, she continues to perform lab tests every few months to ensure your hormone levels are where they should be. If they’re not, she makes the needed adjustments so your symptoms will be alleviated and your body brought back into balance.