So many with hypothyroidism would benefit from naturopathic therapies September 30, 2011Posted by Dreamhealer in naturopathic.
Marianne, age 28, consulted with me about her thyroid. She had been on Synthroid for years and wanted to know if she could come off of it.
Underactive thyroid is under diagnosed by many North American MD’s because most have not yet adopted the new parameters for diagnosis set by American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists who have lowered the normal range for optimal thyroid function from 5.5 to 3.0- 2.5mU/L. In other words the higher the number the more under active the thyroid is, so there are many people with TSH in the range of 2.5-5.5 who may benefit from naturopathic therapies to improve the function of the thyroid. Usually patients who have a TSH of 5.5 or greater are put on thyroid hormone replacement therapy with prescriptions such as Synthroid or Eltroxin which only contain T4 hormone. Read More…