Functional medicine is an important part of just about every medical field. Using a holistic approach to care, ensures patients are healthy in every aspect of his or her body. At The Allergy and Environmental Treatment Center, LLC, we believe in using an all-encompassing approach to applying treatment, investigating the health of every patient’s immune system. In many cases where patients struggle with fatigue, depression, and autoimmune disease, a low thyroid is often the cause.
Dr. Liszewski and the allergy team at our Scottsdale allergy facility are committed to relieving debilitating allergy symptoms and improving patients’ quality of life. Hypothyroidism, or low thyroid function, is a complication that many allergy sufferers will run into during their lifetime, and our services are designed to assist in managing symptoms.
Patients with hypothyroidism often report symptoms of:
• Low energy
• Cold intolerance
• Hair loss
• Muscle stiffness/pain
• Irregular menstruation
• Dry skin
• Weight gain
The thyroid, located in the throat, is responsible for regulating metabolic activity in the body. When the thyroid is affected, bodily functions are adversely affected. According to growing research, 90 percent of people with low thyroid have the autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s disease. Often times, physicians are not equipped to treat autoimmune factors, often leading to an unresolved problem.
If you suffer with low thyroid or have any of the common symptoms, some triggers could include:
– Environmental toxins
– Heavy metals i.e. mercury and lead
– Blood sugar problems
– Bacterial infection in intestinal tract
– Specific foods
As a general rule of thumb, people with Hashimoto’s disease or low thyroid should avoid gluten. Molecular mimicry is when the body mistakes the gluten’s protein as the thyroid gland, causing an immune system reaction and antibodies sent to destroy it. This occurrence causes the body to attack it’s own thyroid tissue. Patients with Hashimoto’s disease should avoid wheat-based foods such as bread, pasta, and cereal.
To learn more about the affects of Hashimoto’s disease, low thyroid, and allergies, contact Dr. Liszewski or anyone at The Allergy and Environmental Treatment Center, LLC today.
Providing the most comprehensive testing, diagnosis, and treatment of allergy diseases, The Allergy & Environmental Treatment Center, LLC is the leading allergy clinic in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area. If you suffer from environmental, food, or chemical allergies, don’t wait any longer and call us now at (480) 634-2985!
The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.
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