Hashimoto’s Treatment

Why choose Dr. Schwartzman to support your health journey?

Dr. Igor Schwartzman incorporates a functional medicine approach and has a comprehensive methodology to treatment and management of Hashimoto’s and autoimmune disease. From the very beginning, we create a clear plan and vision of your health goals and how we will achieve them. It is important for us to maintain open communication of your needs and goals. As a doctor, I encourage people to be empowered and active in their health process, as well as to ask questions, be curious and engaged. My role as a doctor is to be a teacher and coach, helping you find access to the tools you need to take your well-being to the next level.

The initial steps are focused on better understanding all aspects of your health history that are contributing to your present level of health and imbalance:

  • I take the time to LISTEN to your complete health and healing journey
  • I take the time to EVALUATE all aspects of your health history and biology that are affecting your health
  • I take the time to PLAN your treatment regimen based on your individualized needs and physiology

As part of gaining a better understanding of your underlying health issues, we will begin with:

  • A complete review of your health history, your previous medical records and lab testing.
  • Comprehensive and most up-to-date functional labwork and testing.

An essential part to healing Hashimoto’s. 

After many years immersed in the realm of natural medicine, I began to realize that most people who came to see me were feeling overscheduled, disconnected, depressed, anxious, exhausted, and stuck.

Despite making some changes to their lifestyle, they were still reliant on supplements or medications to make them ‘feel better’. But this transient wellness always ended up as a very temporary solution.

You, and many people like yourself, may still need a few essential nutrients, medications, and general support for your physical symptoms associated with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism. 

Most importantly, our focus together is to not only support your physical well-being, but also your mental, emotional, and spiritual health. This is absolutely essential to your healing journey. 

My work is focused on empowering each person to connect with their own healing potential, instead of expecting something outside of themselves to be their magic solution. Supplements and medications, while helpful in many circumstances, are only a bridge to the true miracle that lies within. Because true medicine comes from within, and we have to stop expecting pills, “natural” or otherwise to be our answer to genuine health. 

Interestingly, your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of the neck just below the Adam’s apple (also known as the “voice box”). An important part of your healing journey of Hashimoto’s is also about “finding your voice”

There are no lab tests that can measure where you are on your healing journey.

Because, long-term well-being and true healing is always beyond medicine

Thank you again… I’m grateful for you.  You were the first that actually listened to me, my health (mentally and physically) has improved dramatically.
Greta T.

Do you have Hashimoto’s?

Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism is a multifaceted disease and managing it requires more than simply replacing thyroid hormones. Many people that come to see me describe to me that they have seen many providers, have had various lab tests (and, in many cases their labs are normal), and in general are told that everything looks normal. Most importantly, I hear the same question asked of me, which is similar to the title of the book written by Dr. Datis Kharrazian, “Why do I still have thyroid symptoms, when my lab tests are normal?”.

Since Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is a multifaceted autoimmune condition, it involves different systems in the body. These include your digestive, immune, endocrine, nervous, and other systems. Unfortunately, by the time most people come in, they have experienced long and frustrating journeys with their health. Although it can help, it is simply not enough, or at least the benefits are not long-term, to replace the thyroid hormone to get the TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) level to be within the lab range.

In order to manage your autoimmune Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism effectively, it is essential to fully explore and understand some of the physical factors that contribute to your individual dysfunction. Furthermore, understanding which systems are involved is vital to helping address the underlying issues to this complex disease.

Testing & treatment of Hashimoto’s and autoimmune disease.

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