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Thyroid & Autoimmune Relief & Wellness

Western medicine traditionally measure thyroid function by testing blood levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). If TSH levels are high, it indicates hypothyroidism, which is treated with synthetic thyroid hormones. However, the thyroid axis and hormonal activity is much more complicated than this, and many patients continue to suffer from persistent symptoms despite this common remedy.

Common Symptoms of Hypothyroidism

  • Always cold
  • Dry, brittle hair
  • Depression
  • Chronic digestive problems (constipation, Crohn’s, UC)
  • Edema
  • Morning headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Heart palpitations, nervousness, emotional distress
  • Increased susceptibility to colds
  • Itchy and dry skin
  • Loss of outer 1/3 of eyebrow
  • Low body temperature
  • Excessive amounts of sleep needed to function
  • Muscle cramps while at rest
  • Night sweats
  • Poor circulation in hands and feet
  • Slow wound healing
  • Weight gain despite a low-calorie diet

Help with Autoimmunity

Autoimmune diseases have become more prevalent in recent years. Autoimmunity is basically the loss of the ability for one’s immune system to distinguish “self” from “non-self” tissue, and there is an imbalance and dysregulation that occurs, resulting in a person’s own immune system and antibodies mistakenly attacking its own tissues. This is a very destructive process that will continue, and will often affect more than one tissue, and increase in severity, unless the patterns are identified early and nutritional, dietary, and lifestyle modifications are implemented to decrease the autoimmune expression, and support the patient’s overall health.

Part of the functional medicine approach to autoimmunity we take here at OCRW is to first identify the affected tissues and patterns of the autoimmunity. Then we can begin support protocols. Traditional healthcare models typically don’t identify autoimmunity or pay much attention to it until there is complete tissue destruction. It is now quite clear that antibodies to particular tissues appear years before complete tissue destruction is obvious.

Through symptom mapping, antibodies or blood biomarkers, and other assessment techniques, patterns of autoimmunity can be identified in early stages, where there is more than can be done to help the patient. The aim is to support the body in its adaptive state of physiology, and focus on certain aspects of the immune system to help it regulate and come back into balance.

Here are some tissues commonly affected by autoimmunity:

  • Thyroid (Hashimoto’s, Graves)
  • Skin (Psoriatic Arthritis, Eczema)
  • Pancreas (Type 1 Diabetes)
  • Cartilage/Joints (Rheumatoid, Lupus)
  • Gut/Digestive System (Celiac, Crohn’s)
  • Brain
  • MANY other types

If you or someone you love is suffering from early autoimmunity, please contact us to set up an initial Autoimmunity/Functional Medicine Consultation.

Many Factors Can Create Thyroid Dysfunction

Family smiling and playing outsideBecause hypothyroid symptoms can be caused by poor function in the peripheral tissues, the liver, the brain, the gut and the adrenal glands, Oak Creek Relief & Wellness tests for the entire range of thyroid hormones. This lab work specificity provides us with a clear snapshot of how well your body is working – and where it is under performing.

In addition, we test for stress response, overall hormone balance and intestinal health. This precise evaluation allows us to support the body and the thyroid gland. Our highly regarded Thyroid Relief & Wellness Program efficiently addresses the unique pattern of hypothyroidism you may be suffering from. The initial, 30-45 minute consultation is $195.

Are you ready to feel better naturally? Did you know that thyroid problems can originate from your diet, or the stress hormones circulating in your system? We have the tools and expertise to make a difference.

Contact us today for a consultation. We want to help you experience the benefits of thyroid care. (<– click link for more at our site)


Thyroid & Autoimmune Relief & Wellness Oak Creek, Caledonia WI | (414) 761-5777