Why your thyroid medications are not working
People are still suffering from thyroid symptoms even after taking prescribed medications. But why? The root cause is overlooked. Most mainstream doctors do not address their patient’s underlying thyroid problems. Mainstream doctors only test for 1 or 2 thyroid markers—out of the 6-8 necessary—that are required to understand the comprehensive cause.
Issues with common thyroid medication: Synthroid and Levothyroxine
The commonly prescribed thyroid medications are Synthroid or Levothyroxine. Both are used as hormone replacements. The issue is that the two medications ONLY replace T4, which is 1 out of the many markers that can cause thyroid symptoms.
Plus, the medications that exist that include T4 and T3 hormone are rarely if ever used. People oftentimes need a combination of both T3 and T4 medications to better manage the issue, instead of just replacing T4.
A medication called “Armour” can be prescribed by doctors to support both T3 and T4 thyroid levels. It does ease thyroid symptoms better than T4 medications alone, but it does not treat the root cause. However, the problem that arises is that most conventionally trained medical providers never even order T3 levels on a thyroid blood test in the first place, therefore, never use the combo T3 and T4 medication.
Functional Medicine practitioners address the root cause of Thyroid issues
Dr. Medina, DC is our Functional Medicine practitioner. He helps his patients by offering comprehensive thyroid tests, which will provide a detailed view of all thyroid levels. He then provides each individual a natural and tailored health plan.
The Bay Area Health and Wellness Center (also known as SJChiro.com) focuses on the body’s entire operating system, rather than just managing isolated symptoms. We offer a free 30 minute consultation to discuss your thyroid concerns. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.
Learn more about thyroid symptoms and solutions:
- Do you think you have an underlying thyroid issue?
- Video of Dr. Medina discussing 3 Secrets about thyroid dysfunction
- Causes & symptoms of Hypothyroidism & Hyperthyroidism