What is Hypothyroidism?

So what’s hypothyroidism, anyways?

Your thyroid is an important gland that produces hormones in your body. These hormones regulate your body’s metabolism - from controlling heart, muscle, and digestive function and brain development and bone maintenance.

Hypothyroid is a disease that occurs when the thyroid becomes under-active and cannot produce enough hormone to regulate the body’s metabolism. This underproduction leads to an underperforming metabolism - and unfortunately, can cause a lot of issues with one’s health.

Many symptoms can indicate hypothyroidism; however, many of these symptoms can mimic other diseases. Here are the most common symptoms I tend to see my patients struggle with:

What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism symptoms include:

  • Excitatory symptoms
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate
  • Heart palpitations 
  • Shaking of legs
  • Excessive weight loss 
  • Sunken eyes
  • Frailness 
  • Inability to gain weight 

Here it from Dr Shumard himself...

Today’s traditional medical model utilizes insufficient exams and lab tests that do not provide in-depth results needed to diagnose and treat patients with hypothyroidism properly. Don’t settle for anything less than your optimal self, 

Don’t wait for a second longer. 

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