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Is Your Thyroid Dragging You Down?

Tired? Stressed? Let Vancouver Vitality Clinic's Naturopath help

Tired? Stressed? Struggling to maintain a healthy weight? All of these issues can be related to low thyroid function (hypothyroidism).

Symptoms such as fatigue, depression, dry skin, hair loss, cold intolerance, weight gain, and constipation may be a sign that your thyroid is working sluggishly.

Many people become frustrated when they experience symptoms of low thyroid but find the results from standard blood testing (TSH) within normal range. One of the most important steps in properly treating the thyroid is getting complete thyroid blood testing.

Your naturopathic doctor can order the Complete Thyroid Panel which includes TSH, both thyroid hormones (T4 and T3), and anti-thyroid antibodies. Correctly identifying and treating low thyroid can make a world of difference to someone who has been drained and exhausted for too long.

If you╩╝re ready to get to the bottom of your thyroid issues, contact Vitality Clinic today and book an appointment.

Have a great afternoon,
Dr. Natalie Mazurin
Vancouver Naturopath

2 responses to “Is Your Thyroid Dragging You Down?”

  1. Sluggish thyroids can be due to not getting enough iodine. Even a healthy thyroid will not operate properly if deprived of iodine which is the key component of thyroid hormone.

    • You’re absolutely right Anthony, iodine is one of the many ┬ánutrients involved in thyroid function. Selenium, zinc, and tyrosine are also essential for thyroid hormone production and metabolism.

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