Patients diagnosed with hypothyroidism have been shown to have the following symptoms and deficiencies. Dr. Smith would address the following health issues through nutraceuticals to help to put the body back into balance.
- Iron Deficiency – Iron deficiency impedes thyroid hormone synthesis by reducing thyroid peroxidase.
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids – Are thought to have some role in thyroid follicular cell proliferation.
- Vitamin D – Has great importance in immune function by its relocation of the inflammatory cytokine production and inflammatory cell proliferation necessary for inhibiting autoimmune inflammation.
- Probiotics – Patients that have symptoms of hypothyroidism such as constipation, flatulence and bloating also have, or are prevalent to small bowel bacterial overgrowth or SBO. Probiotic usage is beneficial to ameliorate gut flora abnormalities.