Hypothyroidism is often a cause of Vitamin B12 deficiency, arising from the reduced absorption of B12, poor utilisation of the liver, and general organ disfunction associated with hypothyroidism, and sometimes by dietary insufficiency of B12 (particularly in the case of a vegetarian diet). A course of Vitamin B12 injections, often helps to alleviate symptoms of tiredness, weight gain and sleep deprivation, often associated with hypothyroid.
Symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency
Recently I read, with interest, the book Diagnosis and Management of Hypothyroid by Gordon RB Skinner, MD, who recognises the occurrence of a Vitamin B12 deficiency in many of his patients. He observed that hypothyroid patients can have a lemon yellow tint and can complain of paraesthesia or a sore red tongue, although the latter is a feature of quite advanced stage Vitamin B12 deficiency.
We have found that a course of Vitamin B12 injections often alleviates feelings of tiredness, lack of sleep, weight gain and even hair loss.
Recommended course of B12 injections
As Gordon Skinner explains, “successful B12 replacement is usually a therapeutic joy”. We have certainly found this to be the case, with many patients reporting almost immediate improvements in sleep, energy levels, weight loss and hair loss once they have taken a course of B12 injections in co-ordination with a course of Low Level Laser Therapy treatments.
The recommended course:
I injection (1000 micrograms of B12) once a week for 6 weeks.
A further injection bimonthly thereafter.
Fees: £40 per individual injection, or £190 for a course of 6 injections (payable in advance).
Low Level Laser Therapy for Hypothyroid.
We recommend a course of Low Level Laser Therapy treatments for Hypothyroid, in conjunction with B12 injections.
Laser Therapy or Photobiomodulation presents a natural cure for hypothyroidism because of the profound effect that certain light wavelengths have when administered at a particular power. This triggers a biological process known as Photobiomodulation, which is similar to the process of photosynthesis in plants. It increases the efficacy of cellular function in cell mitochondria, increases the production of ATP (cellular energy) along with many other upstream and downstream cellular processes.
At Laser Medicine we have developed Photobiomodulation protocols to treat Hypothyroidism in partnership with our patients over several years. We apply Infrared (IR) and Near Infrared (NIR) light at wavelengths between 600-1,000 nm, at a low power intensity (500mW), through the lymphatic system and appropriate doses applied to the thyroid gland in line with Clinical Trials for this condition.
Please refer to our treatment plans here.
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- British Medical Laser Association (BMLA).
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