Does This Sound Like You?

Are you feeling fatigued most days despite a full night's sleep?

Do you suspect your thyroid is to blame, but your doctor tells you that "your tests are fine"?

Perhaps you are already taking thyroid meds, but still don't feel like yourself?

All of these symptoms are trying to tell you something... you aren't getting the proper treatment you need!

Signs & Symptoms Of Thyroid Disorders

The common symptoms of hyperthyroidism (characterised by too much thyroid hormones) include extreme or quick weight loss, nervousness and excess sweating, infrequent periods, eye issues, skin issues, muscle weakness, and a fast heart rate – and most likely is associated with Graves' disease.

The far more common symptoms of hypothyroidism (characterised by not enough thyroid hormones) include:

  • Unexplained weight gain (or having trouble losing weight)
  • Sluggishness, low energy, fatigue
  • Brain fog, poor focus and memory
  • Dry skin and hair
  • Sensitivity to cold & cold extremities
  • Frequent and stronger menstrual periods

Causes and Conventional Treatment

There are many aspects that can compromise thyroid health, including nutritional deficiencies, poor gut health, other hormonal imbalances, environmental toxins, pregnancy, and genetic factors. With Hashimoto's thyroiditis, there's typically a genetic predisposition as well.

Undiagnosed thyroid problems are an often-overlooked factor in miscarriage or subfertility. 

Apart from more serious autoimmune thyroid conditions, women can contract thyroiditis after giving birth – this is also referred to as postpartum thyroiditis.

Nutrition also impacts your thyroid functions. A diet high in sugar, junk foods, inflammatory foods like gluten, and poor quality fats, regular alcohol consumption can all disrupt thyroid health. Deficiencies in important thyroid nutrients (like iodine, selenium, and zinc) can also be to blame.

Other hormone imbalances will all impact thyroid hormone function. This is why comprehensive testing for hormones and thyroid function is so important beyond just TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone).

The BHRT & Functional Medicine Approach To Thyroid Health

What most conventional-trained doctors don't realise is that environmental toxins, stealth infections, and nutritional deficiencies hugely impact thyroid health.

Heavy metals, which have made their way into our food chain, can damage delicate gland tissues and cause your thyroid to malfunction.

Gluten is an inflammatory protein molecule that affects the integrity of the gut lining, leading to what's known as Leaky Gut syndrome and frequently turning into autoimmune disorders like Hashimoto's.

In addition, we are exposed to many more man-made chemicals (so-called xenobiotics) today – present in medications, beauty products, and cleaning supplies that disrupt proper hormone function.

These toxins accumulate inside your body, literally getting stuck in your tissues, ultimately triggering more serious disorders that affect hormone balance, digestion, joint health, and proper liver function.

That’s why in functional medicine, we never treat the symptoms – but rather start with an in-depth look at your medical history, your toxic load, and exposure to problematic environmental triggers, informed by advanced lab tests to identify the underlying root cause for your thyroid issues.

As part of our holistic approach towards thyroid health and overall hormonal balance, we then devise a full body-balancing protocol, which may require bioidentical thyroid hormones if the thyroid gland can no longer produce sufficient hormones.

We can help you reboot optimal thyroid function but also address other areas that may be causing havoc with your thyroid and adrenals – including diet, gut health, lifestyle and stress factors, sleep habits and more.

To get started, please call the clinic on +44203 303 0237 to book in for your initial visit (£699 including comprehensive bloods). After your initial visit, if you would be a good candidate for our three month mastery programme we can arrange a complimentary call for you to learn more about this. Our in-depth approach creates lasting transformation.

Areas Served

London Bioidentical Hormones is a Virtual Practice in the United Kingdom and serves patients throughout the United Kingdom.

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