Do you have a Thyroid problem?
- Do you constantly feel fatigued?
- Is your energy low or non existent?
- Have you started gaining weight even though you’re exercising and eating right?
- Is your hair thinning or just plain falling out?
- Do you always feel cold when others are warm?
- Do you have brain fog?
- Are you constipated?
- Are your skin and nails dry & brittle?
If you have any of these symptoms, you may have a problem with your thyroid called Hypothyroidism, or the Autoimmune version known as Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.
My own wife complained of abnormally thinning hair, terrible fatigue, heart palpitations and a strange feeling in her throat like it was too small. She was tested by her primary care doctor and was told that her thyroid was NORMAL because her TSH blood level was normal…but she didn’t FEEL normal. She thought falling asleep at 8:30pm every night on the couch (during Homeland even!) and thinning hair were just part of getting older. She finally let me test her blood and I found out that she DID indeed have a thyroid issue. She has Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (like her sister and brother). So now she is following my advice, doesn’t need to wear her jacket around the house, has much more energy (and hair)!
Hauser Health can help you with a natural treatment for hypothyroidism. Your TSH level only tells part of your health story, but many doctors rely solely on that number. I run a COMPLETE blood panel and LISTEN to you, your symptoms and your ideas of how to feel better. To truly find out if you have a thyroid issue, I run the following blood tests:
- Free T3
- Free T4
- TPO Antibody
- Tg Antibody
What medications do you use to treat thyroid conditions?
We use the gold standard in medicine along with proven lifestyle changes to treat your thyroid. We begin with a prescription for NDT (naturally desiccated thyroid) which contains T4, T3, T2, T1, and Calcitonin. You’ve probably heard of the synthetic (T4 only) medicine called Synthroid (Levothyroxine). Many of my patients have great results with NDT (such as Naturethroid), but if you’d prefer to use Armour or an alternate NDT, I’d be happy to discuss the pros and cons of each. I rarely use Synthroid (T4). Cytomel (T3) is used in very specific conditions.
What if I am already taking a synthetic medicine (such as Synthroid), can you convert me from Synthroid to NDT?”
Absolutely. This is easily and safely done under Dr. Hauser’s supervision.
How do you determine the right dose of NDT?
NDT has been around for well over 100 years, long before we had lab tests to follow. Back then, doctors listened to their patients and adjusted dosages based on symptoms. By combining both lab results and your symptoms, we can fine-tune your dosage. It’s important to note that we work together to find the optimum dosage so that you feel better. I don’t just treat your laboratory numbers!
I’ve read that my Adrenals affect my thyroid in the book, “Stop the Thyroid Madness” by Janie Bowthorpe and “Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause” by Izabella Wentz. Can you test my Adrenals?
Absolutely. Dr. Hauser has undergone a separate Fellowship for training in HPA axis dyregulation (“Adrenal Fatigue”) and understands that there is a physiological relationship between the thyroid and the adrenals that needs to be addressed.
I've heard that my gut health is related to my thyroid. Is that true?
Yes! The majority of Hashimoto’s patients have leaky gut (same as all autoimmune patients). Treating leaky gut makes a big difference in your symptoms. Dr. Hauser will help you diagnose, treat using natural remedies and lifestyle management strategies as well as work to prevent further damage to your gut which could lead to other autoimmune conditions like Celiac, Ulcerative Colitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, or Fibromyalgia.
If you think you may need your thyroid tested, or if you’ve already been diagnosed but want a doctor that will treat your hypothyroidism by listening to you and working with your specific symptoms, you’re in the right place.