Hashimoto’s Thyroid Disease Treatment With LDN
American Integrative Pharmacy is one of the respected Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) experts on treating Hashimoto’s disease. Patients with Hashimoto’s generally have a thyroid gland that’s working against them instead of for them.
Low Dose Naltrexone or LDN has been shown to be an effective intervention in turning around this auto immune disorder and helping to bring normalcy back to the thyroid gland oftentimes along with bioidentical thyroid supplementation.
American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP), led by Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides safe and proven compounding medications to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes, Southern California areas, and online nationwide.
Combination of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement and LDN Therapy
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis can be complicated to treat. You require the right hormone replacement medication if adequate amounts of hormone are not produced by your thyroid. You also need diet and lifestyle modifications.
Hashimoto’s is usually accompanied by other autoimmune conditions. This makes it difficult and challenging to manage symptoms. This is even if patients are following a prescribed treatment plan. A lot of patients have found that autoimmune conditions can be better managed by supplementing thyroid replacement drugs with low dose naltrexone (LDN).
Benefiting Hashimoto’s with Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a form of autoimmune condition in which the immune system begins attacking thyroid glands cells. This constant attack causes chronic inflammation and lymphocytic thyroiditis, which leads to underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism.
Hashimoto’s may be a slow progressing disease, but it can often cause the same symptoms as non-autoimmune hypothyroidism. LDN can be helpful in reducing the severity of these symptoms even though the exact mechanism of this drug is not fully understood yet. However, experts believe that low-dose naltrexone works towards suppressing inflammation causing cytokines.
The drug can effectively turn off cellular mechanisms that cause autoimmune processes. Your thyroid gland will be in a better position to produce adequate amounts of thyroid hormone by decreasing inflammation and suppressing autoimmune response. This can help the thyroid return to a normal or euthyroid state.
LDN is also helpful in increasing endorphins in the human body. People with autoimmune conditions already have lower levels of endorphins. This can cause fatigue, pain, and overall lethargy. Currently, there are no scientific studies to prove the direct relationship between low-dose naltrexone and Hashimoto’s. However, anecdotal evidence from clinicians and patients suggests that LDN can be useful lowering TPO antibodies and improving the symptoms of Hashimoto’s.
Addressing Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis with LDN
Low dose naltrexone has been found to be a promising treatment option by people suffering from autoimmune disorders. LDN has been proven to significantly improve symptoms, such as fatigue, aches, pain, and lethargy. LDN may not be a cure for Hashimoto’s. However, it can greatly work towards relieving the symptoms of this condition.
Presently, there is no cure for the condition at all. You can manage the condition with proper thyroid hormone replacement medication along with diet and lifestyle changes. LDN can be used in combination with the other medications.
LDN is an Off-label Treatment
You should know that LDN for Hashimoto’s is an off-label prescription. But, it has been prescribed by medical practitioners for managing various autoimmune conditions since the 1980s. The use of the drug for autoimmune conditions is considered an off-label use.
It was originally developed for tackling opioid addiction. There are very few clinical trials and standardized experiments studying LDN and its use in people with autoimmune conditions.
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