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Low Thyroid

Are You Looking For A
Thyroid Doctor in Boulder, Colorado?

Are you struggling with persistent fatigue, weight gain, or a general feeling of brain fog? These could be signs of low thyroid function, a condition that affects numerous individuals. At Boulder Holistic Functional Medicine, we specialize in treating thyroid dysfunction using functional medicine and holistic approaches. Dr. Terri Rebibo Fox and Dr. Amy Reidhead bring their extensive experience in functional medicine to help you restore your thyroid health and regain your vitality.

Low thyroid function, also known as hypothyroidism, can significantly impact your overall well-being and quality of life. We understand the importance of identifying and addressing the underlying causes of your low thyroid function for effective treatment. Our comprehensive approach focuses on understanding your unique needs and providing personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific situation.

By combining Western Medicine with functional medicine & holistic approaches, we strive to uncover the root causes of your low thyroid function and develop strategies to restore optimal thyroid health naturally. We believe in treating the whole person, not just the symptoms, to promote long-lasting results and overall wellness.

Thyroid Specialists Dr. Terri & Dr. Amy Reidhead at Boulder Holistic Functional Medicine

Dr. Fox with Dr. Reidhead

Why choose Boulder Holistic Functional Medicine for Low Thyroid?

Our Experience In Treating Low Thyroid

With over 40 years of experience in treating low thyroid, we understand the importance of identifying the root cause of your thyroid dysfunction in order to treat you effectively. 

In the process of identifying the root cause of your thyroid dysfunction, we’ll look for mineral deficiencies, adrenal dysfunction, presence of mold toxicity, and chronic illness or infections. By identifying the root cause, we will be able to tailor treatment protocols specific to your condition.

Comprehensive Approach

We take a thorough approach to low thyroid treatment, considering various factors such as hormone balance, nutrient deficiencies, inflammation, and underlying medical conditions. 

By addressing the root causes, we can help improve your thyroid function and restore your energy levels.

Personalized Treatment Plans

We recognize that every individual’s experience with low thyroid function is unique. Our doctors will work closely with you to create a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your specific needs and goals. 

We consider your medical history, lifestyle factors, and laboratory tests to tailor our approach for optimal outcomes.

Integration of Functional Medicine & Holistic Approaches

We combine the best of functional medicine and holistic approaches to provide a comprehensive view of your thyroid health. 

This integrative approach allows us to identify imbalances and underlying factors that may be contributing to your low thyroid function. By addressing these factors, we aim to restore your thyroid health and improve your overall well-being.

Low Thyroid: Commonly Asked Questions

What are the common signs and symptoms of low thyroid?

Common signs and symptoms of thyroid dysfunction include:

    • Fatigue
    • Brain fog
    • Weight gain
    • Exercise intolerance
    • Cold sensitivity and temperature dysregulation
    • Constipation
    • Dry skin and hair
    • Hair loss
    • Headaches
    • Middle of the night wake-up (sleep dysfunction) 
    • Edema (puffiness around the eyes, feet and hands)
    • Cold hands and feet
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of hypothyroidism, we recommend getting a full thyroid panel including a TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), Free T3, Free T4, Reverse T3, and thyroid antibodies. Thyroid dysfunction is commonly missed by traditional doctors because their process calls to check only the TSH (the messenger hormone that comes from the brain) and never look at the thyroid hormones themselves. It is a confusing topic for many, but with the help of an experienced functional medicine doctor, it is treatable!

How is low thyroid diagnosed?

Thyroid dysfunction is diagnosed with an in depth intake, a physical exam and a blood draw.

Can stress affect thyroid function?

Thyroid function is intimately connected to the adrenals or your stress response.  When one of these is out of balance, the other compensates.  A salivary adrenal panel is recommended for all thyroid patients.

Are there natural remedies for improving thyroid function?

Yes! Depending on the thyroid dysfunction, there are many natural ways to heal the thyroid. Sometimes you need to stop taking T4 and take T3 by itself in order to reverse thyroid dysfunction.

We recommend supplementing with a bovine or porcine glandular supplement that contains both T3 and T4. These supplements are made from the glands of a pig or cow and contain enzymes and hormones that your thyroid needs to function.

You can read more about treating Thyroid dysfunction naturally by clicking here.

What role does diet play in supporting thyroid health?

 If you have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, we recommend taking out gluten.  Iodine and other minerals are also critical for thyroid function

How long does it take to see improvements in thyroid function with treatment?

Although Thyroid dysfunction treatment is dependent upon the individual, with proper treatment protocols from a specialist who treats Thyroid dysfunction, you can expect improvement within 2-4 weeks.

Is it possible to manage low thyroid function without medication?

Depending on which thyroid dysfunction it is, it is certainly possible to manage low thyroid without medication. We recommend seeing a Thyroid doctor to understand which form of Thyroid dysfunction you are experiencing.