Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid function) is a condition of the thyroid gland (located low on the front of the neck) that alters the production of thyroid hormones.
There are a variety of causes of hypothyroidism:
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis , an autoimmune disorder that causes low functioning of the thyroid and a decrease in thyroid hormones, is a common cause of hypothyroidism.
Common symptoms of hypothyroidism may not be immediately apparent but include:
Spark Health provides a holistic treatments for hypothyroidism, including nutritional supplements for optimal thyroid function and medications, when indicated. We also provide:
Your providers at Spark Health work as a team to approach your health challenges from every angle. We understand that health and wellness have many physiological and mental-emotional components, and we offer individualized holistic treatment plans to reach your health and wellness goals. Spark Health was founded in 2013 in Solana Beach, California, to provide patients in Southern California with personalized natural medicine and wellness options.
Typically, hypothyroidism is a condition that can be managed quite well but not cured.
Typically, symptoms will return if hypothyroidism treatment is discontinued.
Once proper hormone levels are restored, patients usually feel better in a couple of months. Supportive treatments, like acupuncture, may help patients feel better sooner or lessen the severity of symptoms.
Early symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, constipation, and dry skin.
Optimizing thyroid function can help weight stabilize. Spark Health offers nutritional counseling to help patients lose weight with hypothyroidism.