Patients from all over the country come to the Boydston Institute to seek our expertise in Hashimoto's Autoimmune Thyroid. In the United States, 90% of hypothyroid (low thyroid) cases, have an autoimmune mechanism. This means the bodies own immune system attacks the thyroid gland, causing it to lose function over time. I feel that autoimmune thyroid is one of the most mismanaged conditions in our country. So many people suffer, needlessly, because nobody addresses the immune dysfunction...which is essential if you want to feel normal again.
With the prevalence of Autoimmune Thyroid being so high, you would think that it would be commonly tested for. Wrong. It is usually not checked, because the medical treatment is the same, no matter what the mechanism of dysfunction is. You will be given thyroid replacement hormone, while your body continues to attack and destroy your thyroid gland.
This is kind of like having a slow bleed, and instead of stopping the bleed, you get blood transfusions to make up for what is continually being lost from the bleed site. That would make zero sense, right? Neither does getting so focused on thyroid replacement when the CAUSE of the problem is the immune system.
So how can you determine if your hypothyroid problem has an autoimmune mechanism? It is actually very simple to do. A simple blood draw to check for Thyroid Perioxidase Antibodies (TPO) and Thyroglobulin Antibodies (TBG) is all that is needed. If these antibodies are elevated, it indicates your immune system has began to attack your own thyroid gland.
If you are suffering with low thyroid, ask your doctor to check your antibodies to see if you have Hashimoto's Autoimmune Thyroid. I have written a special report about Autoimmune Thyroid and the unique approach we take at the Boydston Institute. If you suffer with low thyroid, I suggest you go and request it now.
If you suffer with hypothyroidism and would like to become a patient at the Boydston Institute, call 559-297-9218, and ask for a Case Review and Consultation with Dr. Robert Boydston. If you have questions, Contact Us.