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Thyroid hormones regulate other hormones, including the adrenal glands’ adrenaline production. The gland’s hormones also influence cellular metabolism, digestion, libido, and overall energy.
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There are three maladies involving this endocrine gland. Not everyone knows he or she has a thyroid issue even while exhibiting low energy or the inability to lose weight. One is an autoimmune disease and the other two are conditions.
The disease is known as Hashimoto’s disease, which actually slowly destroys this gland while potentially creating both conditions. In addition to both conditions alternating with Hashimoto’s disease, a swollen thyroid or goiter, becomes evident.
The two conditions are hypothyroidism, not enough hormone production or utilization, and the other is hyperthyroidism, or overactivitty of this endocrine gland that causes too much hormone production.
Hypothyroidism is the more common condition with its symptoms of low energy, fatigue, low libido, overweight problems and sensitivity to cold. (see a full list of symptoms here)
Hyperthyroidism can lead to nervousness, restlessness, manic behavior, and difficulty concentrating. Goiter and weight loss can also manifest. Pre-Nazi Germany used sodium fluoride to reduce the excessive hormone production of hyperthyroid patients.
Additionally, fluoride is in over 75 percent of USA’s public water supplies, perhaps, to keep American citizens dumb and docile with decreased thyroid hormone production, who knows?! Stay away from fluoride if you think you have hypo or hyper issues as this will NOT heal your gland.
It’s a good idea to eliminate the possibility of Hashimoto’s disease before pursuing hypothyroid solutions because the solutions for hypothyroidism are can be a detriment for those suffering with Hashimoto’s disease.
Hypothyroidism Signs and Remedies
Hypothyroidism may be the most common hormonal deficiency in the Western world. It can even occur when the thyroid does produce enough thyroid hormones that are not utilized properly. That’s known as thyroid hormone resistance, which produces the same symptoms as hypothyroidism.
Many who think they have fibromyalgia may simply have one of these two manifestations of hypothyroidism. According to Dr. John Lowe, conventional testing can fall short of diagnosing hypothyroidism, especially for those with thy hormone resistance.
The reason for that is because the T3, T4, and TH hormone counts can appear normal with someone experiencing thyroid hormone resistance. Hence, the reason for so much of the advocacy for better testing. Also, allopathic endocrinologists often have a low expectation of normal. When it comes to remedying thy hormone resistance, the high amounts of thyroid hormone Dr. Lowe recommends shock the average endocrinologist.
Dr. Lowe has discovered that treating fibromyalgia complaints are very similar to hypothyroidism. He uses an additional TRH test with symptom observations, as well as a full panel.
A simple self-administered test would be to take your temperature immediately upon waking up from a regular night’s sleep. A low temperature indicates probable thyroid hormone deficiency, according to Donna Gates of Body Ecology website. She has a wealth of information to help heal.
Here is an abbreviated list of other symptoms, most of which resemble fibromyalgia.
* Fatigue mistaken as fibromyalgia * Unable to lose or stop gaining weight * Feeling cold easily and often * Dry skin, eyes, or hair * Excess muscle tension * Low immunity * Low basal body temperature * Delayed tendon reflex, when the foot returns position slowly, after tapping the Achilles heel.
Dr. Lowe’s complete list of symptoms can be found here:
It’s common for holistic health practitioners to recommend a quality iodine supplement or seaweed consumption. Iodine is thyroid food. They also recommend various natural thyroid hormone supplements.
It makes sense that increased fibromyalgia incidents coincide with a rise in iodine deficiency since iodine was taken out of table salt. Increasing iodine or using thyroid hormone supplements will help a thyroid that’s hormone deficient.
Also, a comprehensive metabolic approach is required. It could also prove very helpful for Hashimoto’s disease.
Avoid inflammation causing processed foods and pharmaceutical drugs. Eat organically produced whole vegetables, nuts, legumes, fruits and grains (some say eliminate grains). Hydrate with non-fluoridated water, exercise, and stress less.!
You have to eat healthy, to help heal your thyroid.
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