Testimonials Tagged With "Chronic Illness"
Chronic Illness, Hypothyroid^ Hashimoto's Thyroid, Immunity , Stress
Slow Thyroid function as a result of Autoimmune condition and stress.
Balanced Thyroid and stress response
In Sarah's Words:
Dry eyes, bloating, anxiety attacks, asthma attacks, or hot flashes
are common symptoms felt by many people at some point in their lives. Often we think of these as being related to stress. Dr. Katy's patient "Sarah" had a number of life events that were causing her quite a bit of stress with an increase in symptoms. She had always dealt well with stress in the past, but this was a little different. Labs were showing that Sarah's TSH was low, meaning her thyroid was overworking and she was becoming hyperthyroid. Medication to suppress her thyroid was recommended by her MD. Sarah wanted to avoid medication and came to Dr. Katy to discuss alternative options.
Dr. Katy and Sarah used a combination of herbs to help calm her thyroid while avoiding the side effects associated with the recommended medication. They did follow up testing and found that the issues with Sarah's thyroid were due to an autoimmune condition. This autoimmune condition is one where her own immune system attacks the thyroid. Often times, immune dysfunction can be because of an imbalance of the immune cells. Rebalancing the immune system with herbs to function normally. After 1 month of these treatments, the thyroid normalized and Dr. Katy and Sarah saw the TSH and thyroid hormones return to values within the normal range. Previously the antibodies were so high that is was not possible to get an accurate measure. The antibodies are down to almost normal levels after 6 months of treatment. There are no more
dry eyes, bloating, anxiety attacks, asthma attacks, or hot flashes and Sarah is feeling great. All of this was accomplished with a few supplements, herbs, and diet changes.
Sarah Chronic Illness, Hypothyroid^ Hashimoto's Thyroid, Immunity , Stress