Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism

Condition Description

A condition characterized by underproduction of thyroid hormone that affects the metabolic function of the body’s cells. Where the pituitary is the cause the condition is referred to as secondary Hypothyroidism while where the hypothalamus is at fault it is referred to as tertiary Hypothroidism.

Common Symptoms

  • Fatigue, including severe cases or cases only in the morning or at the end of the day
  • Feeling excessively cold or having cold hands or feet
  • Dry skin or rough skin
  • Hair loss

Underlying Causes

  • Genetic factors
  • Nutritional deficiencies of iodine, zinc, copper, iron, selenium, or tyrosine
  • Radioactive iodine treatment for Grave’s disease (hyperthyroidism) may result in permanent Hypothyroidsim
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Heavy metal toxicity from mercury, lead, or cadmium may cause thyroid hormone resistance.
  • Yeast overgrowth

Traditional Approach

  • Synthetic thyroid hormone T4 such as Synthroid, Levothyroxine, Levoxyl, Levothroid, Unithroid
  • Synthetic T3 such as Cytomel
  • A synthetic combination of T4 and T3 such as Thyrolar

EHC Approach

  • Natural thyroid hormone replacement with Armour thyroid, Naturethroid, or Westhroid
  • Iodine supplemention
  • Nutritional supplementation of zinc, copper, iron, selenium or tyrosine
  • Identify and treat toxic metal overload
  • Identify and treat yeast overgrowth

Success Stories

 

Condition Treated:

Chronic Fatigue

Symptoms:

Low Thyroid, PMS, Chronic Fatigue, Upper Respiratory Infections, Diarrhea, Bloating, Neck and Back Pain, Acne, Craving of Sugar and Salt, Yeast Infections

Initials:

D.

Age:

?

Story:

After two years of feeling sick most of the time, I'm happy and relieved to finally find the cause of my ailments. I had visited so many different types of doctors for my various symptoms. Two different dermatologists put me on antibiotics for over five years. I now realize how harmful that was for me. Within two weeks of my candida treatment, the diarrhea subsided, the bloating improved, back and neck pain not as severe, skin clearer, cravings gone, I'm not as fatigued, and I have no more problems with yeast or respiratory infections. I've even lost about 7 pounds from being on the candida diet. It's been two months since I've begun treatment here and my general sense of well-being has dramatically improved. In addition, I used to suffer severe PMS 10-14 days before my period. My last two cycles were very mild with minor cramping the day before. Hallelujah!

 

Condition Treated:

 

Constipation (Adult)

Symptoms:

Hypothyroidism, constipation, irregular periods, cold hands and feet

Initials:

P.H.

Age:

39

Story:

Several months ago, I came to Dr. Sultan with problems of constipation, irregular periods, cold hands and feet. After some blood work we discovered a problem with my thyroid. I have been treated with Armour thyroid and it has shown a significant difference in the symptoms mentioned above! We have done more blood work and my thyroid levels are where they should be. Another note: I recently went to my annual eye appointment and my eye doctor told me eyes have improved due to my corrected thyroid.

 

Condition Treated:

Hypothyroidism

Symptoms:

Hypothyroid, severe fatigue

Initials:

R.B.

Age:

43

Story:

Wow! Where to begin . . . I had all but given up. None of my doctors would acknowledge that my weight gain, fatigue, mind fog, were anything but hormones, age, and diet. Well, I took my health in my own hands and along with Dr. Sultan my life has been transformed. It’s truly amazing what a little pill and diet and exercise can do. Thank you, Dr. Sultan.

 

Condition Treated:

Obesity (Adult)

Symptoms:

Fatigue, Water-logged Feeling, Depression, Weight Gain

Initials:

R. Y.

Age:

43

Story:

When I first came here I was too tired to get even the smallest chores done around the house. I had gained 60 pounds in a very short time. I was very depressed and just couldn’t function well mentally or physically. After taking my yeast and thyroid medications, I feel like a brand new person! I want to thank Dr. Tipu Sultan very, very much for taking the time to listen to my problems and help me feel better. You also have kind nurses working and making a person feel at home.

 

Condition Treated:

Chronic Fatigue

Symptoms:

Severe Fatigue, Sinusitis, Severe Muscle Pain, Joint Pain, Burning Skin Sensations, Brain Fog, Loss of Cognitive Skills, Weakness, Tripping/Falling

Initials:

M.F.

Age:

37

Story:

We found, thanks to Dr. Sultan, yeast (took Nystatin and/or straight acidophilus), food allergies, multiple chemical allergies (rotation diet, avoidance) muscle spasms in face due to allergies, spring and fall; TMJ. Shots given for 1 ½ years. Also low thyroid (put on desiccated thyroid), anemia (iron supplements), low magnesium (slow mag) and low adrenal function (low doses every other day and every other month on/off, ½ tab Medrol – no bloating. Also used sunlight therapy and 6 “Basic Preventative” vitamins – from this office – daily. Result: After having chronic fatigue syndrome …. For 9 years and couldn’t get out of bed, I am now in hyper drive at 38 and love it. I can raise my twins, I have energy, can volunteer, and go back to work. Seeing tons of friends, participating in tons of activities. I kept up the B.P. vitamins and sunlight therapy for 3 years after seeing Dr. Sultan (just as backup). It has now been 5 ½ years and I’ve never been healthier in my life.

 

Condition Treated:

Hypothyroidism

Symptoms:

Hypothyroidism, constipation, irregular periods, cold hands and feet

Initials:

P.H.

Age:

39

Story:

Several months ago, I came to Dr. Sultan with problems of constipation, irregular periods, cold hands and feet. After some blood work we discovered a problem with my thyroid. I have been treated with Armour thyroid and it has shown a significant difference in the symptoms mentioned above! We have done more blood work and my thyroid levels are where they should be. Another note: I recently went to my annual eye appointment and my eye doctor told me eyes have improved due to my corrected thyroid.

 

Condition Treated:

Osteoporosis

Symptoms:

Unwanted weight loss, severe fatigue, severe abdominal pain, irritability, osteoporosis, adrenal insufficiency, allergies, hypoglycemia, extreme mood swings, malnourishment, acne, anemia, thyroid problem.

Initials:

R.

Age:

60

Story:

When I first came to Dr. Sultan, I was severely allergic/sensitive to almost all foods. My immune system was in a hyper-reactive state and I was eating only 5 different vegetables and nothing else, because if I did, I would become extremely uncomfortable and fatigued and with 2 young boys, I could not afford that. So, by the time I visited Dr. Sultan on June 5th, 2006, I weighed 81 pounds (my normal weight is 110-115, I’m very petite) and I literally could not climb a flight of 14 stairs because I was so fatigued and malnourished. I also had bad acne, yeast infections, extreme mood swings and irritability, and my menstrual cycle had ceased. I was in very rough shape and fearing for my life. Dr. Sultan immediately administered nutritional and amino acid I.V.’s (10 of each), recognized that I was suffering from adrenal insufficiency and prescribed Cortef (20 mg/day). I tested positive for yeast/molds and was put on extract shots (1 per week) and had me tested and diagnosed with osteoporosis and osteopenia, which shocked me because I had danced for 20 years, until I was about 26 years old (I'’ now 36). He began supplementing calcium, magnesium, copper, potassium, and iron for my anemia. It is now September 23, 2006 (almost 4 months since first visit) and I have significantly improved! I now weigh 106.8 lbs (over 25 lbs. More!) and my energy has increased dramatically! I am able to tolerate many foods now. My skin has cleared and I have a healthy glow about me! (When I began, I looked like a “walking ghost”.) I exercise regularly, walk a lot, and have no problem climbing several flights of stairs. In fact, I plan to begin dance classes next week. I also have much better control over my moods now that I know to eat more frequently (diagnosed with hypoglycemia) and my menstrual cycle began again on September 5th (I never thought I would be happy about menstruating, but I’m glad it happened!) with very slight PMS symptoms. And no more abdominal pain!! Needless to say, I no longer fear for my life. I feel as though Dr. Sultan has brought me back from the dead, and I am very grateful for his help! I had been to over 21 doctors prior to Dr. Sultan, and was very distressed at how little they knew about my condition (IBS) and nutrition. Dr. Sultan is the first doctor that I feel safe with, that I am in good hands. I cannot express adequately how grateful I am -- I’ve been given my life back! Dr. Sultan still plans to treat my thyroid and my osteoporosis will take time to improve, but I KNOW it will! Anyone who is skeptical or uncertain about his practice should look no further! He will most certainly put you on the path to good health, as long as you are willing to make the necessary adjustments. And isn’t good health what you want? To get your life back? What do you have to lose? I’ve gained tremendously!

 

Condition Treated:

Hypothyroidism

Symptoms:

Hypothyroidism: Extreme fatigue, hair loss, mental confusion, depression

Initials:

K.K.

Age:

46

Story:

My thyroid levels were tested by a traditional endocrinologist and found to be “slightly high”, indicating low thyroid – however my symptoms were very disturbing to me: Extreme fatigue, hair loss, mental confusion, depression, etc. I could barely function. The endocrinologist refused to prescribe Armour thyroid, even though I requested it and instead gave me Synthroid. I did not find any relief from my symptoms with Synthroid. Dr. Sultan was willing to prescribe Armour thyroid and almost immediately I started to feel better. I know that to feel my best, my thyroid levels should be on the low side. Most doctors only look at numbers – not symptoms. Dr. Sultan was willing to work on getting me to actually feel better, not just look good on paper!

 

Condition Treated:

Adrenal Insufficiency

Symptoms:

Severe Fatigue, Sinusitis, Severe Muscle Pain, Joint Pain, Burning Skin Sensations, Brain Fog, Loss of Cognitive Skills, Weakness, Tripping/Falling

Initials:

M.F.

Age:

31

Story:

We found, thanks to Dr. Sultan, yeast (took Nystatin and/or straight acidophilus), food allergies, multiple chemical allergies (rotation diet, avoidance) muscle spasms in face due to allergies, spring and fall; TMJ. Shots given for 1 ½ years. Also low thyroid (put on desiccated thyroid), anemia (iron supplements), low magnesium (slow mag) and low adrenal function (low doses every other day and every other month on/off, ½ tab Medrol – no bloating. Also used sunlight therapy and 6 “Basic Preventative” vitamins – from this office – daily. Result: After having chronic fatigue syndrome …. For 9 years and couldn’t get out of bed, I am now in hyper drive at 38 and love it. I can raise my twins, I have energy, can volunteer, and go back to work. Seeing tons of friends, participating in tons of activities. I kept up the B.P. vitamins and sunlight therapy for 3 years after seeing Dr. Sultan (just as backup). It has now been 5 ½ years and I’ve never been healthier in my life.

 

Condition Treated:

Hypertension

Symptoms:

Exhaustion, Aches, Lack of Muscle Strength, Muscle Cramps, Hypothyroid, Hypertension, Weight gain

Initials:

J.B.

Age:

?

Story:

When I first came to Dr. Sultan, I was exhausted. My bones ached, my muscles had no strength and I was suffering from muscle cramps throughout my body. I had been to doctor after doctor, had most of my parathyroid and half of my thyroid removed, been placed on high blood pressure medication and been told there was nothing wrong with me. Dr. Sultan provided an assessment of just what was happening with my body and proposed a course of treatment. After only one magnesium injection, I felt an extreme relief of the cramping and muscle fatigue. Dr. Sultan also placed me on a natural thyroid (medication) to replace the synthetic thyroid prescribed by another doctor that was not working. The thyroid change has made the most significant difference in my outlook and ability to function. With continued care and using a prioritized list of my issues, Dr. Sultan is slowly addressing my health concerns. Next on my list are the high blood pressure and my weight control. Thank you, Dr. Sultan, for improving my quality of life to the point where I look forward to each day with hope!

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