Low Thyroid

Southwest functional medicine uses a unique blend of functional medicine*, nutritional wellness, and diagnostic testing to provide a personalized plan designed to assist patients with low thyroid and reduce their symptoms to improve their overall quality of life. We offer comprehensive detailed lab testing to properly make and assess a diagnosis. 

Low Thyroid

Although low thyroid and Hashimoto’s are often confused with each other, a patient can have a low thyroid without having Hashimoto’s. The thyroid is a small gland located in the neck that helps regulate the endocrine system. The endocrine system is responsible for many bodily functions such as heart rate, body temperature and breathing among others and hormone secretion. When the thyroid gland is not producing enough hormones, patients suffer from symptoms such as: 

  • Memory Loss 
  • Hot Flashes
  • Hair Loss
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Restlessness
  • Headaches 
  • Joint Pain 
  • Fatigue 
  • Trouble Losing Weight 
  • And more 

Hypothyroidism can be caused by multiple factors. Some of these factors include pregnancy, diabetes, inflammation, and certain medications. 

How Can Southwest Functional Medicine Help You 

If you have any of these symptoms, please do not hesitate to call. We would love to get you started by filling out our detailed history form. We evaluate the detailed history forms and start to build your personalized treatment plan. These personalized plans revolve around natural wellness and include diagnostic testing. Diagnostic testing helps provide our practitioners with accurate information and numbers to fully assess what is occurring inside your body. We work with our patients one on one and with their other providers (primary care or endocrinologists) to help reverse any physiological imbalances that may be occurring.  

Functional Medicine* and Integrative Wellness requires doctors to engage in further education outside of their core training and within their scope of practice. 

*Additional Education: M.S.A.C.P – Licensed in Texas & New Mexico. Scope of Practice Governed and Determined by State License & State Board Rules & Regulations.

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