Thyroid: The Master Gland

Often when we think of thyroid related conditions, we associate them with women’s health issues. With a 2 to 8 times higher prevalence in women than in men, it may be easy for one to discount the likelihood of thyroid relation conditions in the context of men’s health. However, many common symptoms that men may experience as they age bear a very similar resemblance to symptoms experienced by those with thyroid conditions.

Coincidence? Maybe. But as naturopathic doctors, our job is to determine the root cause of our patients’ concerns. One of the best way to do this is to follow the mantra – test; don’t guess.

An abnormally functioning thyroid can have multiple effects on one’s daily life. It may cause fluctuations in weight, mood, energy levels, skin, digestive patterns, and even libido and sexual function! (Between you and me, it’s usually the last one that gets male patients through the door!).

The good news is, naturopathic doctors are properly equipped to diagnose and treat thyroid conditions using a variety of treatment modalities. From diet & lifestyle medications to supplemental & hormonal therapies, there are many ways that a naturopathic doctor can achieve optimal results for patients experiencing thyroid related conditions.

If you’ve been experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, it may finally be time for you to get your thyroid checked. Want to learn more? Book a FREE 15 minute meet & greet call to learn how naturopathic care could be the solution you’ve been looking for.

‘Till then… stay healthy, my dudes.

Dr. E

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