Last week I released a blog post entitled “Choosing Your Thyroid Healing Healthcare Team”, and one of the healthcare practitioners I spoke about was an endocrinologist. Many people with thyroid and autoimmune thyroid conditions end up being referred to an endocrinologist. And while I can’t say that I had a horrible experience with my endocrinologist when I was diagnosed with Graves’ disease, over the years I’ve had many patients inform me that they didn’t have a good experience with the one they consulted with.
This is especially true for those people with hyperthyroidism, as many endocrinologists will pressure their hyperthyroid patients to receive radioactive iodine or thyroid surgery. And not surprisingly, most endocrinologists aren’t open to natural treatment methods. Sure, every now and then there will be someone who tells me that their endocrinologist is receptive to them taking a natural treatment approach. But this is rare, as most feel that diet and other lifestyle factors don’t play any role in improving the health of people with these conditions.
I’d love to hear what your experience has been with your endocrinologist. If you had a negative experience please let me know! If you worked with an endocrinologist who was open to you taking a natural treatment approach please let me know! Thank you for sharing your experience with everyone!