Thyroid Treatment

Bay Natural Medicine

Minna Yoon, ND, LAc

Naturopathic Doctor & Acupuncturist located in Inner Sunset, San Francisco, CA

It can be scary to experience thyroid problems that aren't resolved by medication. With her skills in naturopathic and acupuncture treatment, Dr. Minna Yoon, ND, LAc at Bay Natural Medicine offers effective and natural thyroid treatment for patients in Inner Sunset and other areas surrounding San Francisco, California.

Thyroid Treatment Q & A

Is there something wrong with my thyroid?

Thyroid problems are not always easily diagnosed. The thyroid gland impacts many different bodily functions so that issues may point to a variety of different conditions. That’s why many people with thyroid disorders tend to suffer in silence.

Below are some signs that may point to a thyroid problem:

  • I feel fatigued and exhausted all the time.
  • I feel sad, low, or depressed.
  • I no longer have an interest in sex.
  • My taste buds or appetite have changed lately.
  • I often feel anxious or jittery.
  • I have unpredictable bowel movements.
  • I often have trouble concentrating or paying attention.
  • My skin is dry.
  • I have gained weight.
  • I experience problems sleeping.
  • My hair is thinning or falling out.

If you have experienced one or more of these symptoms, it may be necessary to get your thyroid checked out. Request a thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) test, Free T3, and Free T4 test from your doctor.

What causes thyroid problems?

The cause of your thyroid problem depends on the type of thyroid disorder you have. In general, hyperthyroidism and associated conditions are caused by an excess of thyroid hormones in the body. On the other hand, hypothyroidism and associated conditions are caused by a deficiency of thyroid hormones being produced in the body.

What are my options for thyroid treatment?

The goal of any sort of treatment for a thyroid disorder is to restore the thyroid hormones to their normal levels. A few pharmaceutical treatments have been shown to improve and regulate the production of thyroid hormones in the body.

Thyroid disorders are chronic conditions; therefore, they require life-long treatment and maintenance. Dr. Yoon can suggest a variety of naturopathic remedies that ease symptoms of thyroid disorders or counteract the side effects of common drugs used to treat these conditions.