Hashimoto's Thyroiditis therapy in the San Luis Obispo and Avila Beach, CA area at The Lapidus Clinic.
Hashimoto's thyroiditis, also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, is an autoimmune disorder that affects the thyroid gland. It is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States. The Lapidus Clinic can help with treatment options.
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis occurs when the immune system attacks the thyroid gland, causing inflammation and damage to the gland.
The resulting damage leads to a decrease in the production of thyroid hormones, which can cause a range of symptoms, including fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, and depression.
While traditional treatments for Hashimoto's thyroiditis focus on hormone replacement therapy, recent research has shown that a combination of low dose naltrexone (LDN), controlling chronic mononucleosis, and a gluten and dairy-free diet can be an effective new approach to treating the disease.
LDN is a medication that has been used for many years to treat opioid addiction. However, recent research has shown that it can also be effective in treating autoimmune disorders, including Hashimoto's thyroiditis. LDN works by blocking the body's opioid receptors, which leads to an increase in the production of endorphins. These endorphins help to regulate the immune system, reducing inflammation and damage to the thyroid gland.
Controlling chronic mononucleosis is another important step in treating Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Researchers have found that many patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis also have chronic mononucleosis, which can exacerbate the autoimmune response. By treating the underlying mononucleosis infection, patients can reduce inflammation and damage to the thyroid gland.
A gluten and dairy-free diet has also been shown to be effective in treating Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Many patients with the disease have gluten and dairy sensitivities that can contribute to the autoimmune response. By eliminating these foods from the diet, patients can reduce inflammation and damage to the thyroid gland.
Finally, genomics-based choice of hormonal therapy is another promising new approach to treating Hashimoto's thyroiditis. By analyzing a patient's genetic makeup, doctors can identify the specific hormonal imbalances that are contributing to the disease. This allows Dr Lapidus and her team to tailor hormone replacement therapy to the individual patient, which can lead to more effective treatment and better outcomes.
In conclusion, while traditional treatments for Hashimoto's thyroiditis focus on hormone replacement therapy, there are new and promising treatments that can be effective for patients. Low dose naltrexone, controlling chronic mononucleosis, a gluten and dairy-free diet, and genomics-based choice of hormonal therapy can all be effective in reducing inflammation and damage to the thyroid gland.
As with any medical treatment, patients should consult with their doctors or sign up for our Hormonal Therapy membership at The Lapidus Clinic to determine the best treatment plan for their individual needs.
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