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25 million Americans unfortunately are affected by thyroid problems and they aren’t sure what they can and should do. Hypothyroidism, an under-active thyroid gland, is responsible for 90% of thyroid problems. This gland is located on the front of the neck and has butterfly-shaped . It’s crucial because releases specific hormones that regulate the body temperature, libido, etc. so, when their functioning is impeded, our health is in danger.

THE MOST COMMON SIGNS OF HYPOTHYROIDISM

Tendonitis, joint and muscle pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome
Tiredness
Hoarseness, swollen neck, snoring,
Depression and anxiety
brittle nails, baldness, dry and cracked skin,
Constipation
Hormonal imbalance
Weight gain
in warm temperature cool hands and feet
Memory loss and brain fog
HOW DOES THE THYROID WORK?

TRH and TSH hormones are this gland secretes. The production of T3 and T4 hormones in the gland are encouraged by the latter . When there is enough T4, it signals the gland not to secrete more. T4 creates around 85% an idle type of hormone unlike T3 is more dynamic. T4 is converted into T3, pivotal hormone in charge of digestion regulation, and the regulation of body temperature personality and many other functions. The most common kind of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s and it’s a dangerous autoimmune illness.

HYPOTHYROIDISM – COMMONLY MISDIAGNOSED?

Thyroid gland problems are difficult diagnose and this Problems with the thyroid can be spotted with an extensive research and testing is needed.

Optimal Value Ranges for Thyroid Tests

Lower (Armour or compounded T3 can artificially suppress TSH) TSH 1-2 UIU/ML

FT3 > 3.2 PG/ML

FT4 >1.1 NG/DL

ratio RT3:FT3, RT3 less than a 10:1

TPO –

Negative or TgAb – < 4 IU/ML

How to Improve the Thyroid Function

Use multivitamin supplements with iron, selenium, zinc, and B and D vitamins
If you have Hashimoto’s try excluding gluten from your diet
Use tyrosine and iodine supplements daily
Filter the water you drink to remove fluoride bromide, , and chlorine from the body
If you have replace amalgam fillings
Do yoga or meditate to manage stress
per night sleep 8 to 10 hours
Do not consume cruciferous veggies too often

 

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