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What's causing my thyroid disease?

Brought to you by Dr. Christina Bergstrom - Northwest Functional Medicine - MEDICAL INSIDER

NORTHWEST FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE - Dr. Christina BergstromYour thyroid helps to power the function of every cell in your body through the hormones it produces, affecting everything from energy levels to your overall metabolism. When your thyroid isn't functioning properly, it can create many seemingly unrelated symptoms related to weight regulation, heart rate, and even brain function, slowing you down and making day-to-day life a challenge.

If you're suffering from thyroid disease symptoms, you're probably wondering what's causing your symptoms. In fact, there are a number of potential causes that can all be contributing factors to thyroid disease.

For starters, Family History of certain conditions such as Hashimoto's disease could mean you are genetically predisposed to thyroid disease, so make sure your physician is aware of any conditions that run in your family.

Food intolerance, which can cause abnormal immune responses, can drastically affect your thyroid's ability to function. Without avoiding these foods, everything from your ability to absorb nutrients to your mood and hormones can be affected.

Your dietary choices can also drastically affect your Gut Health, which is another factor in thyroid function. The lining of your intestines should have a healthy balance of good and problematic bacteria. Any imbalance can make nutrient absorption difficult, leaving your thyroid deficient of the nutrients it needs to function properly.

These are just a few of the causes that can contribute to thyroid dysfunction. To help determine what's causing your symptoms, as well as how best to treat them, schedule an appointment with Northwest Functional Medicine today.

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