Hypothyroidism (under active thyroid)
- Weight gain
- Dry skin
- Low energy
Factors associated with impaired thyroid metabolism are high stress, selenium deficiency, illness, impaired liver function, drug interacts, heavy metal toxicity, and poor nutrition. Naturopathic treatments for hypothyroidism include specific supplementation, investigating links with adrenal fatigue, and in some cases thyroid hormone replacement with natural thyroid hormones.
Hyperthyroidism (over active thyroid)
Symptoms of hyperthyroidism include:
- Weight loss
- Heart palpitations
- Excess sweating
Naturopathic treatment includes use of specific thyroid-suppressing herbs and replacing specific nutrients.