Thyroid

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Potential Thyroid Problems?

Many people today are suffering from thyroid problems and don't even know it because their "tests are normal". Some are receiving treatment, but it may not be the appropriate form of thyroid medication or the right dosage. This is because physicians have been trained to rely only on the lab test results rather than incorporating the clinical picture into the diagnosis and treatment.

 

Sometimes the patient needs a combination of medications and nutritional support to achieve optimal results. Another important factor is adrenal health. Adrenals needs to be evaluated in order to get the best response from thyroid medication. Thyroid medication will not be as effective unless adrenal fatigue is properly corrected. 

When your thyroid doesn't produce enough hormones, the balance of chemical reactions in your body can be upset. There can be a number of causes, including autoimmune disease, treatment for hyperthyroidism, radiation therapy, thyroid surgery and certain medications.

Your thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland situated at the base of the front of your neck, just below your Adam's apple. Hormones produced by the thyroid gland — triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) — have an enormous impact on your health, affecting all aspects of your metabolism. They maintain the rate at which your body uses fats and carbohydrates, help control your body temperature, influence your heart rate, and help regulate the production of proteins.

The thyroid is hailed as “the master gland” of our complex and interdependent endocrine system. Put another way, it’s the spoon that stirs our hormonal soup. It produces several hormones that transport energy into every cell in the body and are vital for feeling happy, warm and lithe.

 

The gland also acts as the boss of our metabolism. Which is why symptoms of hypothyroidism include weight gain and fatigue — as well as constipation, depression, low body temperature, sleep disturbances, difficulty concentrating, edema (fluid retention), hair loss, infertility, joint aches and light sensitivity.

Signs and Symptoms:

  • Feeling cold when other people do not

  • Constipation

  • Muscle Weakness

  • Unexplained Weight Gain

  • Joint or Muscle Pain

  • Feeling Sad or Depressed 

  • Feeling Very Tired

  • Pale, Dry Skin

  • Dry, Thinning Hair

  • Slow Heart Rate

  • Less Sweating Than Usual

  • Puffy Face

  • Hoarse Voice

  • Change in Menstrual Bleeding

  • Unexplained Weight Loss

  • Eating More Than Usual

  • Rapid, Irregular or Pounding Heartbeat

  • Feeling Nervous or Anxious

  • Feeling Irritable

  • Trouble Sleeping

  • Trembling in Hands or Fingers

  • Increased Sweating

  • Feeling Hot When Others Don't

  • Muscle Weakness

  • Diarrhea or Increased bowel movements 

  • Decrease in menstrual Cycle

  • Bulging, Redness, or Irritation of Eyes

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The good news is that knowledge of proper diagnosis methods, dietary choices, lifestyle modifications and thyroid drug alternatives can help many people reclaim their health.

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