Thyroid Conditions

Steering you back to whole body health.

Think of your thyroid like your car’s gas pedal. Your body steps on the thyroid to regulate the rate of your metabolism by secreting the thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormones influence every organ, cell and tissue you have, so when your thyroid’s out of sync, a host of health issues often follow.

Our Vernon naturopathic doctors take the time to test and evaluate how and why your thyroid isn’t working properly so we can steer you back to whole body health.

How does the thyroid work?

Your thyroid sets your metabolism, energy, fluid distribution and temperature control. It makes proteins, impacts your sensitivity to other hormones and decides how quickly your body burns energy, Whenever the body is under a lot of stress—whether it’s mental, emotional, physiological, environmental or physical—the impact on the thyroid gland often leads to hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism that can go undiagnosed despite a range of serious symptoms.

What are some symptoms and outcomes of thyroid conditions?

  • Cold intolerance
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Sluggishness
  • Weight gain

If left untreated, thyroid disease can lead to:

  • Decreased immune response
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Infertility
  • Muscle weakness
  • Osteoporosis

How do we test for and treat thyroid disease?

Our Vernon naturopathic doctors provide lab evaluation as well as thorough consultations about your symptoms, lifestyle and history so we can get to the root cause of your thyroid condition. From there, we offer a range of essential naturopathy tools including nutrition guidance, supplements, herbal medicine, hormone replacement and lifestyle counseling.

Are you suffering from symptoms of thyroid illness? Get the answers and tools you need to feel healthy again with support from the Vernon naturopathic doctors at Vero Health. Call 778-475-4265 to make your appointment.

Serving patients from Armstrong, Salmon Arm, Kelowna, and Lake Country at our Vernon naturopathic clinic and via Skype.