The US Department of Health and Human Services states the number one cause of Low Thyroid is Hashimoto’s Disease.
This is an autoimmune disorder where the body’s immune system attacks the thyroid tissue.
If left untreated, this may eventually cause permanent tissue destruction, which will inhibit the thyroid’s ability to produce the life-sustaining hormones the body needs.
It may also cause inflammation throughout the body, which potentially creates additional symptoms and physiological imbalances.
This is why some people on thyroid hormones may feel little to no improvement; the autoimmune disease continues to flare up and destroy tissue, along with causing other inflammatory problems throughout the body.
Dr. Josh Redd and his staff at Red River Health and Wellness Center orders comprehensive tests to evaluate what may be causing your thyroid problem.
For example, if you have Hashimoto’s Disease you may have 7-10 different triggers ranging from cortisol/hormonal imbalances to simple dietary and lifestyle choices.
We aim to find the specific triggers that cause the immune response to flare up; we then work to reduce the triggers, which will consequently improve the symptoms.
Throughout the process, we teach and educate the patient so they can take an active role in their own health.