Got thyroid problems? Or suspect you might have a thyroid disorder?
Get your thyroid issues sorted out with the most effective functional medicine approach.
& let Dr. Anshul Gupta MD, a board-certified Functional Medicine Thyroid expert From USA, help you regain your thyroid health.
Whether you have noticed it or not, thyroid problems are on the rise all around the world, especially in India. While the modernized lifestyle and chronic stress are partly to blame, the most significant contributing factor is the lack of awareness and understanding about this crucial gland and its disorders.
This is where we come in. We specialize in treating thyroid disorders with a comprehensive and integrative approach.
I am Dr. Anshul Gupta, your THYROID FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE DOCTOR, a best-selling author, speaker, researcher, and world expert in Hashimoto’s disease.
- Dr. Anshul Gupta
"As a Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician from USA, with advanced certification in Functional Medicine, Peptide therapy, and also Fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine, I help and educate people worldwide on reversing Hashimoto’s disease.
Having worked at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Department of Functional Medicine alongside Dr. Mark Hyman, I have helped thousands of patients to reverse their health issues by using the concepts of functional medicine."
I believe any health condition, no matter how complex, can be reversed with the right process, support, and guidance. As a thyroid functional medicine doctor, I am pretty sure I can help you too in getting your thyroid health back on track.
Understand Your Thyroid Problem
The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the base of the neck. It produces hormones that regulate metabolism, energy levels, body temperature, and heart rate.
Thyroid disorders can broadly be classified into two types:
This is a condition in which the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone.
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
- Sudden weight gain
- Dry skin
- Unusual hair loss
- Menstrual cycle changes
- Enlargement of the thyroid gland
There is also an autoimmune form of thyroid disorder called Hashimoto’s disease, which is the most common type of hypothyroidism in recent years.
This is a condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone.
- Weight loss
- Racing heart
- Heat intolerance
Reasons for Thyroid problems
Had thyroid disorder symptoms, and was diagnosed with thyroid issues, but still wondering 'Why me? Why did I get the Thyroid problem?'
You are not alone!
It is the story of almost every thyroid patient. You never get to know why you got the problem but get treatment for the symptoms for years to come.
The main reason for this is that conventional doctors do not take the time to figure out these reasons.
But, with a whole lot of reasons causing thyroid issues, a good understanding of the root cause of your problem can fasten the reversal of your thyroid issue effectively.
Few of the many reasons why you might have got thyroid problems:
- Food - The food you eat can be a significant factor in the development of thyroid problems. processed food, soy, gluten, dairy, and sugar can all contribute to thyroid issues.
- Nutrients - Deficiencies in certain nutrients like iodine, selenium, zinc, vitamin D, and B vitamins can lead to thyroid problems.
- Stress - Both physical and emotional stress can trigger or worsen thyroid disorders.
- Toxins - Exposure to toxins like mercury, pesticides, and other environmental pollutants can damage the thyroid gland and lead to various problems.
- Inflammation - Inflammation is a common factor in all autoimmune diseases, and thyroid disorders are no exception.
- Genetics - Certain genes and family history can make you more susceptible to developing thyroid problems.
So, these were some of the most common reasons behind thyroid disorders.
Understanding which one or many of these are the root cause of your thyroid problem is the key to successful treatment.
Conventional Treatment of Thyroid Disorders
In India, Thyroid problems are often diagnosed only in the later stages or as a part of lab tests taken for some other problems. This is because thyroid symptoms are generally ignored and considered to be a normal part of life, especially for women.
The traditional diagnosis for thyroid involves a simple blood test to measure the levels of thyroid hormones, primarily TSH and sometimes T4. If the results of these tests show that you have an imbalance in your thyroid hormone levels, you will be diagnosed with a thyroid disorder and put on medication.
After diagnosis, it is the symptoms of your thyroid disorder that gets all the attention.
Fatigued? This pill will fix it.
Menstrual problem? This supplement will fix it.
Insufficient thyroid hormone? Take this synthetic thyroid hormone supplement for the rest of your life.
This is how most people with thyroid disorders are treated in India.
And this is how most people with thyroid disorders around the world are treated.
Levothyroxine is by far the most common medication prescribed for an underactive thyroid. It is a synthetic version of the hormone thyroxine, which is produced by the thyroid gland.
The idea behind this treatment is to replace the missing thyroid hormone in your body with a synthetic version of it, so that your body functions “normally”.
While it may seem effective at times, in the long run, this approach will do more harm than good to your health.
Because this conventional approach completely misses out on the root cause of your thyroid disorder and only offers temporary symptom relief.
And that is exactly why the Functional Medicine approach should be preferred over conventional medicine.
Why a Thyroid Functional Medicine doctor?
Textbooks have taught us that doctors are professionals who heal us.
But what if I told you that your body has an innate ability to heal itself and that doctors are only there to facilitate this process?
The human body is a complex system with many interconnected systems. When one system is out of balance, it affects the entire system.
This is where functional medicine comes in.
Functional Medicine approach
Functional medicine is a branch of medicine that looks at the whole person and addresses the root cause of disease.
It is an evidence-based approach that uses the latest scientific research to understand how different systems in the body are interconnected.
Functional medicine practitioners use this information to find the underlying cause of the disease and create a personalized treatment plan for each individual.
Basically, the Functional Medicine approach digs deep to find and treat the underlying cause of the disease instead of just treating the symptoms.
Thyroid Functional Medicine Treatment
Is it a complete diagnosis?
But why do many people claim to have thyroid disorder symptoms even if their thyroid tests are normal?
The reality is that a complete thyroid test goes way beyond just TSH and T4 levels.
To overcome this, in Thyroid Functional Medicine Treatment, a complete thyroid functioning test is taken that tests for markers including
- T4 levels
- T3 levels
- Reverse T3 levels
- Thyroglobulin antibodies
- Thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPO antibodies)
So, the difference between conventional thyroid treatment and Functional Medicine treatment starts right from the diagnosis stage. Complete thyroid testing is what sets the foundation for an effective Functional Medicine treatment.
This is where things get interesting. A thyroid functional medicine doctor collects information about your medical history, family history, lifestyle habits, diet, and any other information that could be relevant to your condition.
All this information is used to find the underlying cause of your thyroid disorder.
This is a crucial step in the treatment process because finding the root cause is the key to effective treatment.
It is based on the principle of “treating the patient, not the disease”.
This means that the focus is on finding and treating the underlying cause of the disease instead of just treating the symptoms.
The treatment plan may include lifestyle changes, dietary changes, supplements, and other therapies.
The goal of the treatment is to restore balance in the body and correct the underlying cause of the disease.
Symptoms can be extremely debilitating and can have a major impact on your quality of life.
So, in Functional Medicine treatment, the focus is on providing relief from symptoms while also working on finding and treating the underlying cause of the disease.
This way, you get the best of both worlds – symptom relief and effective treatment.
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