Patients who live with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis know first-hand the disease is more complicated than conventional medicine makes it sound. However, low-dose naltrexone (LDN) from an experienced compounding pharmacy has emerged in recent years as a successful treatment for Hashimoto’s. This is especially true for those who have not responded well to traditional thyroid medications.
Keep reading to take a closer look at the top five benefits of low-dose naltrexone for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. You will also learn how to incorporate it into your thyroid regimen for synergistic relief as a holistic approach.
How Low Dose Naltrexone Improves Thyroid Function and Life Quality
Five life-enhancing benefits of adding low dose naltrexone to your Hashimoto’s thyroiditis regimen are:
- Possesses anti-inflammatory properties that may nullify the adverse effects of traditional root causes like diabetes, obesity, physical and psychological stress, and exposure to toxins.
- Facilitates improved endorphin function, which can regulate the immune system.
- Decreases inflammation-causing cytokine concentration while lowering inflammatory markers like TGF-a and IFN-a and minimizing interleukin activity. As a result of these changes, thyroid function in both periphery cells and the pituitary may improve significantly, which improves T4 to active T3 conversion.
- Inhibits cells causing autoimmune processes.
- Increases Hashimoto’s thyroiditis remission rate, especially when combined with probiotics and the appropriate Vitamin D supplementation.
When it comes to quality of life, many patients who have incorporated LDN into their thyroid regimen have enjoyed many health and wellness improvements. Some of these improvements include:
- Decrease in thyroid antibodies
- Mood enhancement
- Increased energy
- Pain reduction
- Lowering of other medications
- Improved immune system function
- Less risk for conditions related to Hashimoto’s, such as heart disease, constipation, menstrual irregularities, weight gain, brain fog, and fertility issues
LDN as Part of a Holistic Approach
Receiving the optimal compounded LDN dose and obtaining careful medication monitoring are essential to successful LDN treatment. Also, it is crucial to take LDN as one part of a customized holistic regimen. Many patients call low-dose naltrexone their “wonder drug”. However, it works best as part of a comprehensive plan to improve diet and lifestyle.
For example, moderate to high-intensity aerobic exercise and a high protein diet may be an ideal complement to LDN therapy for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. A customized plan and ongoing monitoring from your medical and compounding pharmacy teams will set you up for success as you move forward in your LDN treatment.
Ready to Get Started with Low Dose Naltrexone for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis?
At Towne Lake Family Pharmacy, our experienced compounding pharmacists are available to answer any question you may have about low-dose naltrexone for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Contact us online or call 770-635-7697 to speak with a compounding pharmacist about LDN.