Autoimmune & Thyroid Treatments

The Importance of Optimal Thyroid Function

According to the American Thyroid Association, over 12% of Americans will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime. For many people, thyroid dysfunction can cause the adrenal glands to either over or underproduce cortisol, causing adrenal dysfunction or fatigue, especially for those dealing with stress. Cortisol, often called the “body’s alarm clock,” is a hormone naturally released from your adrenal glands whose levels increase during times of stress. Metabolism, immune function, mood, and general health are all dependent upon optimal levels of thyroid hormone and cortisol. 

If you’re struggling with the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction and adrenal fatigue, including low energy, weight fluctuations, or sensitivity to temperature changes, we recommend screening for thyroid dysfunction and adrenal fatigue

Treating Thyroid Dysfunction

Thyroid function regulation can be difficult and requires a whole-person approach. At Lake Oswego Health Center, we first work to find the underlying causes of any dysfunction. Then, depending on the specific needs in each case, we determine the treatment that can best support the body’s ability to restore healthy function. Treatment might include hormone supplementation, dietary changes, medication, or a combination of the three. Conditions treated include:

  • Autoimmune thyroid disease, or Hashimoto’s Disease, a form of thyroid inflammation caused by the patient’s own immune system, is the most common form of hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
  • Clinical and subclinical hypothyroidism
  • Thyroid resistance
  • Adrenal insufficiency and excess

Let Us Treat Your Thyroid Dysfunction

If you’re living with thyroid dysfunction symptoms, we can help restore healthy function. Reach out to the doctors at Lake Oswego Health Center to learn more about how our treatments can help or make an appointment.

Commonly Treated Autoimmune Conditions

  • Sjögren’s syndrome, an immune system disorder characterized by these common symptoms, dry eyes, joint pain, constipation, and a dry mouth
  • Lupus, which occurs when the immune system attacks its own tissues, causing inflammation, and in some cases, permanent tissue damage, which can be widespread, affecting the skin, joints, heart, lung, kidneys, circulating blood cells, and brain

Patient Success Story: Ozone Therapy for Sjögren’s Syndrome

Alyssa, a registered nurse, discusses the results she experienced, including immediate reduction of the symptoms of Sjogren’s syndrome after a single ozone treatment as well as her long-term improvement.

Let Us Help You Treat and Manage Your Autoimmune Condition

We offer many treatments to address autoimmune disease while always trying to discover the underlying cause.