Preventing thyroid disease can be a daunting task. Where does it come from? How do you get it? How do you prevent it? And if you do get it, how is it treated?
Thyroid disorders are one of the most complex health problems facing Americans today. Despite such a high prevalence of thyroid problems, conventional healthcare has had limited success in managing them.
Your thyroid gland actually has functions in multiple systems of your body. Making matters even more complex, problems with the thyroid can be triggered by fluctuating factors in your environment such as food allergies and exposure to toxic heavy metals.
One of the most commonly overlooked thyroid disorders is an autoimmune condition known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States.
Conventional treatments often overlook the causes of thyroid conditions, and instead, focus on keeping thyroid lab values within certain ranges, and managing other symptoms with medications.
If an autoimmune process is involved, symptoms can still remain even after thyroid removal. This is because some thyroid tissue will inevitably remain for the immune system to react with. In many cases a cause has not been identified, or worse; it has been ignored.
However, there is hope, here are 7 tips to preventing thyroid disease or improve your thyroid function and over-all wellness:
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