Catalyst for Growth: Treatment of Low Thyroid
One of the biggest catalysts for growth in my medical practice and improvement in the overall health and wellbeing of my practice came about when I began to treat my patients for subclinical hypothyroidism.
My medical protocols include the use of desiccated thyroid, which is bioidentical to the thyroid produced in humans, to treat the signs and symptoms of low thyroid in the population of patients who are treated by me, and eventually, by you.
Back in the early 1990s, I had a family practice and specialized in treating airborne and food allergies. It was satisfying and for the first time since I had begun practicing medicine in the 1970s, I saw my patients getting better, naturally, without pharmaceutical drugs.
Allergy treatment strengthens the immune system through desensitization. My patients were very happy with my services. Yet, when I learned about diagnosing and treating low thyroid, it took their health and my medical practice to a much higher state.
One of my mentors, Dr. Richard (Dick) Mabray, taught me that thyroid conditions and allergies traffic together like thieves in the night. Where there is one, the other is often to be found. He instructed me to expand my medical history process to ask questions about the signs and symptoms of low thyroid. He also taught me which blood tests to run to uncover less common thyroid abnormalities, like Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.
Sure enough, I started finding that most of my allergy patients were suffering in silence with a cluster of similar symptoms, pointing to a therapeutic trial of desiccated thyroid, Armour® Thyroid, at the time.
Symptoms like fatigue, unexplained weight gain, hair loss, cold sensitivities, constipation, headaches, recurrent and chronic infections, menstrual irregularities, headaches, brain fog, and others were common in my population of allergy patients.
Interestingly, upon study, 31% of the women and 18% of the men in my allergy practice also had Autoimmune Thyroiditis. This autoimmune disorder occurs when the body makes antibodies to the thyroid gland. Over time, this leads to scarring of the gland and contributes to poor thyroid function.
Needless to say, more than 25 years later, thousands and thousands of my patients have enjoyed optimal health and wellness as a result of adding thyroid treatment, using both T3 and T4, to their treatment protocols. For decades, I only prescribed Armour® Thyroid. Then, my compounding pharmacy began to compound desiccated thyroid without fillers for my patients. This worked well for years.
Recently, due to a nationwide shortage of desiccated thyroid, we compound T3 and T4 or prescribe Armour® Thyroid to overcome the symptoms of low thyroid for our patients.
In 2012, I published my second book, Hypothyroidism, Health & Happiness. You can request a copy of it by sending your request to me at WeHelpPhysiciansGrow@HotzeElite.com.