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 Optimize Your
Thyroid Health

Your Thyroid Gland
Impacts Every Tissue in Your Body

Signs of Thyroid Dysfunction
Underactive Thyroid
  • Fatigue

  • Dry Skin

  • Thinning Hair

  • Weight Gain 

  • Constipation

  • Depression

  • Cold Hands & Feet

  • Mental Sluggishness

Overactive Thyroid
  • Anxiety

  • Insomnia

  • Weight Loss

  • Heart palpitations

  • Heat Intolerance

  • Increased Sweating

  • Increased Bowel Movements

Autoimmunity & Thyroid Dysfunction

Autoimmune Thyroid Disorders

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and Graves' Disease are both caused when your immune system attacks your thyroid gland, causing inflammation and tissue destruction.

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis causes hypothyroidism.

Graves' Disease results in hyperthyroidism.

Cause of Autoimmune Thyroid Disorders

Autoimmune thyroid disorders can be caused by a variety of factors including genetic susceptibility, presence of other autoimmune illnesses, and environmental triggers such as:

  • Diet​

  • Stress

  • Toxins

  • Past infections

Ready to Reverse
Your Thyroid Dysfunction With a Functional Medicine Doctor?
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Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: At A Glance

  • Most common form of hypothyroidism.

  • 5 in 100 Americans suffer from Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.

  • Affects women more than men.

3 Stages of Hashimoto's Disease
  • Silent Autoimmunity:

    • No Symptoms or tissue damage

    • Positive Antibodies

  • Reactive Autoimmunity:

    • Symptoms

    • Normal TSH

    • Positive Antibodies

  • Autoimmune Disease:

    • Symptoms​

    • Elevated TSH

    • Positive Antibodies

    • Tissue destruction

Not all Thyroid Panels
can detect
Autoimmune Thyroid Disease

Identifying Autoimmune Thyroid Disease early is key to preserving thyroid function. Allow Dr. Sarah Williams, here in Concord, MA, to help. We are actively accepting new patients and are ready to be your thyroid doctor to create a treatment plan just for you!

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