Low-Level Laser Therapy for Low Thyroid Q&A
Low-level laser therapy can help combat many of the unwanted symptoms associated with low thyroid. These symptoms include tiredness, being sensitive to cold, weight gain, constipation, depression, slow movements and depressing thoughts. Low-level laser therapy is available at The Thyroid Place. For more information and guidance contact us now or book an appointment today. We are located at 3101 Maguire Blvd Suite 101, Orlando FL 32803.
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Photobiomodulation, cold laser therapy, low-intensity light therapy, and soft laser therapy are all terms used to describe low-level laser therapy (LLLT). The use of these types of applications has been proven to have excellent pain-relieving properties, as well as the ability to improve the functioning of different cells.
In order to achieve the desired effect, one must stay within specific wavelengths of light. LLLT will not be effective at lower levels if it is applied at lower doses and ranges. Several acute and chronic conditions may benefit from LLLT.
Numerous medical conditions and their associated symptoms have been successfully treated with LLLT. LLLT has anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, edema-reducing, and healing-promoting properties regardless of the condition it is used for. Researchers have shown that this therapeutic solution reduces short-term pain in rheumatic conditions (rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis), neck pain, joint disorders (chronic), and tendinopathies. A variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including carpal tunnel syndrome and fibromyalgia, have been successfully treated with it. LLLT can improve overall function for those suffering from temporomandibular joint disorders and more.
LLLT has been shown to be effective in treating autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and Sjogren’s syndrome, due to its local and systemic effects. LLLT is also believed to facilitate the regeneration of various tissues and increase serum triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) levels in thyroids through improved microcirculation. It is also possible to treat Hashimoto’s disease with LLLT, which is a leading cause of thyroid issues.
It is possible that laser therapy will increase thyroid function. After exposure to LLLT, the thyroid gland produces more thyroid hormone. Following treatment sessions, the thyroid gland produces more T3, T4, and T5 thyroid hormones.
After laser therapy, less thyroid medication was needed by patients who used LLLT. There is a very good chance that this is related to a healthier thyroid gland. By producing more thyroid hormone, the thyroid gland will not need to rely as much on other sources of thyroid hormone, such as thyroid medications.
There was a decrease in thyroid antibody levels in some patients who used laser therapy. Inflammation and damage to the thyroid gland are caused by antibodies such as thyroglobulin antibody and thyroid peroxidase antibody.
Additionally, some patients experienced increased blood flow to their thyroid glands. Increasing blood flow to the thyroid gland supports thyroid hormone production and may reduce inflammation by delivering more nutrients.
The thyroid gland volume increased in some patients after laser therapy use as measured by ultrasound. In this case, the enlargement observed is normal and not indicative of a goiter. Atrophy or shrinkage of the thyroid gland is possible as a result of Hashimoto’s disease over time. It may be an indication of reduced inflammation and increased thyroid tissue recovery if the thyroid gland volume increases.
LLLT is a safe and non-invasive treatment that can benefit many patients experiencing low thyroid, talk to staff at The Thyroid Place to determine if the treatment is right for you. There are a number of benefits to LLLT, or laser therapy, for patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. It can be added safely and easily to therapies such as thyroid medication, exercise routines, diet changes, supplement protocols, and stress reduction.
The combination of this therapy with the other therapies listed above may be able to reverse Hashimoto’s disease, prevent further damage, and even help regenerate damaged thyroid gland cells.
LLLT should only be used by licensed practitioners who are knowledgeable about lasers and Hashimoto’s. If you want results, you must use the right type of laser for the right duration and at the right frequency. Low-level laser therapy for low thyroid is available at The Thyroid Place. For more information and guidance contact us now or book an appointment today. We are located at 3101 Maguire Blvd Suite 101, Orlando FL 32803. We are serving clients from Orlando, FL, Winter Park FL, Fairview Shores FL, Edgewood FL, and surrounding areas!