In order for the musculoskeletal system to function optimally, it must have fuel and activation, which can be summed up to these basic necessities: proper oxygen, blood sugar balancing, nervous system stimulation, and hormonal balance (thyroid hormones, testosterone, insulin, etc). This is vital to turn on the DNA to make every cell work!! If the body does not have proper oxygen, balanced blood sugar, nervous system stimulation, or balanced hormones, the musculoskeletal system will not function optimally!! Therefore, they all must be addressed and that is how we achieve maximum results…by addressing the root cause of the interference.
Lack of energy, thinning hair, brittle nails, inability to lose weight and generally feeling crummy are common signals for Low Thyroid. Often, medication alone as a treatment for hypothyroidism does not completely restore vitality. Digging deeper to the cause, we find an over-looked immune system attacking the well-being of the thyroid and your general health. This autoimmune problem, known as Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroid, is the primary cause of thyroid symptoms in the U.S. We take a whole-system approach to understanding your condition before recommending treatment. We look for anemia, diet, blood sugar, hormone and stress levels to determine the most relevant combination of immune system and thyroid remedies for you. Read more about your thyroid and how we help.
Restoration of thyroid balance by a team approach
The problem of low thyroid
Symptoms of low thyroid, or hypothyroid, are so slow to appear that it’s easy to dismiss the fatigue, weight gain and vague aches and pains as effects of stress or the natural aging process. However, left untreated, thyroid conditions get worse, causing more and more complications such as memory loss and depression. Because the thyroid gland is critical to so many functions in your body, you need it to be working properly for a good quality life.
Hashimoto’s disease is easy to misdiagnose, even though it’s the most common effect of low thyroid in the U.S. The root cause is the immune system attacking the thyroid, disabling its ability to function correctly. And when the thyroid gland isn’t fully functioning, most traditional treatments are focused on getting it back to normal. However, it’s in treating the root cause, the immune system, that the thyroid can be restored to proper balance.
What causes the immune system to attack the thyroid? Unfortunately, our modern living conditions are much to blame – stress, lack of regular exercise, diet, processed foods and environmental toxins are all contributors. The good news is that many women and men are seeing the damaging effects reversed. With a combination of available treatments, we’re here to support you on your journey.
Symptoms of low thyroid
(even a few of the symptoms can indicate a problem)
- Inability to lose weight
- Low energy
- Thinning hair
- Brittle nails
- Pale, dry skin
- Puffy face
- Joint pain or swelling
- Elevated cholesterol
How we can help you
The team at Apex Physical Medicine, offers hope for women and men who have spent many years treating symptoms, yet still don’t have a cure. Issues of the thyroid often have similar symptoms as other conditions, and the problem can be easily misdiagnosed. And, quite often, medical tests look ‘normal,’ but you still don’t feel well. Traditional medical treatments won’t ultimately help a certain type of thyroid condition, Hashimoto’s disease. It’s important to treat the cause of the low thyroid, which may be your immune system. Our process includes a customized approach to your situation with diet and nutritional supplements. We’ll monitor your progress and revise supplements as needed to help you reach your goal for a better quality of life.
What to expect
The entire staff at Apex are committed to helping you feel 100% better. We start by asking you a series of questions to see if you’re a candidate for our process. With your approval, we’ll conduct comprehensive tests and look at your current medications and hormone levels. If it looks like we can help you, the next step is to set up a one-on-one or group consultation to talk about how our treatments compare to a traditional medical approach. If you choose to move forward, we’ll recommend a treatment plan for you to restore vitality, help you have more energy and greater ability to complete everyday tasks.
Preston Alexander, M.D., Medical Director
Each patient must be under the care of a qualified medical professional.
Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroid Testimonials
I did not realize how sick I was until I started feeling better. I have suffered for years with fatigue, memory loss, muscle pain, deteriorating eyesight, lack of cognitive ability, burning skin, ringing in my ears and chest pains, to name a few.