Hashimoto’s Disease Specialist in West Palm Beach, FL

Do you feel like you’re always running on fumes no matter how much sleep you get?

Maybe you’re gaining weight for no reason at all?

Or perhaps you’re having trouble focusing or remembering things?

If you’re nodding your head “yes” in agreement, then your symptoms may be caused by your thyroid.

One common condition affecting the thyroid occurs when your body actually starts attacking your thyroid gland. This is called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis – an autoimmune disease that causes your antibodies and white blood cells to mistakenly attack your thyroid cells.

Dr. Borenstein, a top Hashimoto’s disease specialist in West Palm Beach, FL, will help you get to the root of your symptoms and your questions.

What Is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s Disease)?

Your thyroid is a little, butterfly-shaped gland located below your Adam’s apple at the base of your neck. It’s responsible for regulating many of your body’s functions. In order for your thyroid to function properly, it must release a specific level of the thyroid hormone thyroxine.

However, when your immune system starts attacking your thyroid gland, it disrupts its ability to produce and release enough thyroxine into your bloodstream. This autoimmune disorder is referred to as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and it’s seven times more likely to affect women than men.

Symptoms of Hashimoto’s Disease

In the early stages of Hashimoto’s, you may experience very few symptoms. However, as more thyroid cells become damaged, they begin to release their stored levels of hormones. This can result in a temporary spike of thyroid hormone levels in your bloodstream.

Eventually, your thyroid gland will struggle to produce enough thyroid hormone. This causes your symptoms to swing the other direction. If left uncontrolled, Hashimoto’s can cause hypothyroidism, which is when your body produces too little of the thyroid hormone.

The symptoms of Hashimoto’s vary from person to person and are influenced by things like age, lifestyle, genetics, and environmental factors. They can include:

  • Weight gain that you can’t explain
  • Hair loss
  • Unexplained fatigue
  • Memory issues and brain fog
  • Brittle, chipping nails
  • Low libido
  • Feeling cold when no one else does
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Frequent urination
  • Excessive thirst
  • Puffy face, eyes, or belly
  • Pale, dry skin
  • Enlarged tongue
  • Joint pain with swelling and stiffness
  • Muscle weakness or aching
  • Heavy or irregular periods
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Water retention
  • Frequent infections and colds
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

You may also eventually notice your thyroid gland swelling. This can create a tightness in your throat that makes it challenging to swallow. As Hashimoto’s continues to progress, your enlarged thyroid gland could eventually cause a goiter.

How to Treat Hashimoto’s Disease

Dr. Borenstein will first meet with you to perform a physical exam and run some diagnostics. Depending on what root cause(s) he finds, Dr. Borenstein will then develop a customized treatment plan based on your body and degree of Hashimoto’s. He’ll then meticulously monitor how you’re responding to your treatment plan and adjust your care as needed.

Your care plan may include:

  • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Diet. Because Hashimoto’s can deplete certain vitamins and nutrients in your body, adopting a customized diet is key. The majority of patients with Hashimoto’s also struggle with leaky gut and need to eliminate certain trigger foods, such as gluten or dairy, in order to promote thyroid and immune health.
  • Customized supplements to complement the dietary changes that address leaky gut.
  • Antivirals to resolve any viral infections that may be present.
  • Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN). Sometimes, the body doesn’t respond to other treatments. When this happens, Dr. Borenstein may prescribe LDN to normalize your immune system and lower your thyroid antibodies.
  • Thyroid Optimization Therapy to replace and optimize your thyroid hormone supply. Dr. Borenstein does this through:
    • Slow release T3 to stabilize your thyroid hormone
    • T3 medications that immediately release in your system, like Cytomel®
    • Natural desiccated thyroid treatments, such as Armour®, Westhroid®, Nature-Throid®, or the all-natural WP Thyroid®

When creating your individualized treatment protocol, Dr. Borenstein will look closely at your unique mixture of symptoms and root cause(s). He’ll also take into account any medications you’re on. In addition to monitoring how you respond, he’ll also continually check in with you for feedback and adjust any of the protocols as necessary.

Treat Your Hashimoto’s Disease with Dr. Borenstein

You don’t have to keep slugging through the day, thinking you just need more sleep or another cup of coffee. You don’t have to live with sudden weight gain that leaves you feeling uncomfortable and confused. With the right treatment, you can experience relief from Hashimoto’s disease.

As a Hashimoto’s disease specialist, Dr. Borenstein has spent the past 20 years treating hundreds of patients with thyroid conditions. There’s a reason why he’s considered one of the top functional medicine doctors for Hashimoto’s.

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It’s time to reclaim your health and resolve your Hashimoto’s today.

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