Dr. Garcia, DC has become a leading alternative medical practitioner in low thyroid and thyroid disorders for his patients. He works with women (and men) who are suffering with the many symptoms of fluctuating thyroid hormones. Frequently, these individuals have been told that their thyroid was “normal” even though they’re suffering from the typical signs and symptoms of hypothyroid. Many patients here at the Idaho Center For Functional Medicine came to Treasure Valley thyroid specialist, Dr. Garcia, after being misdiagnosed and mismanaged by their primary care physician.

Common thyroid symptoms that can be helped in our office include:

  • An inability to lose weight, even with diet and exercise
  • Being fatigued and tired most of the time
  • Needing an excessive amount of sleep to function
  • Having memory issues or a “foggy brain”
  • Depression or lacking motivation
  • Anxiety
  • Hair loss or thinning of the hair
  • Constipation or bowel problems
  • Hot flashes or feeling cold all the time
  • Decreased libido

If you are feeling any of these symptoms, even if you’ve been told that your thyroid tests are “normal,” you still may have a thyroid condition. Dr. Garcia has a unique process for evaluating thyroid function and has helped thousands of people regain thyroid health, decrease their thyroid medication and get their lives back.

Unfortunately, misdiagnosis and mismanagement of thyroid disorders has become the norm with most conventional doctors. When a person with hypothyroid symptoms visits a traditionally trained physician, that person will either be given thyroid replacement hormone or, if their labs look normal, be told that there is “nothing wrong”. This can be extremely frustrating and we see this happen far too often.

The problem with this approach is that thyroid physiology is complex. Many different conditions can alter thyroid hormone production and utilization in the body. Chronic inflammation, liver congestion, digestive disorders, stress, immune dysregulation, infections, food sensitivities and more can all influence how thyroid hormone works in the body. Just adding more thyroid hormone in the form of a thyroid medication does nothing to address these underlying imbalances.

The key to proper treatment is a proper diagnosis. If you are suffering with thyroid symptoms but have yet to be diagnosed, contact us today for a more thorough evaluation. Dr. Garcia will take the time to evaluate your entire system and can help you finally address root cause behind the symptoms you’re suffering from.