Help for Thyroid Issues is possible!

Did you know that every cell in your body has a receptor for thyroid hormone? This means that when either the thyroid gland, or the hormones it produces don’t work right (and there are many reasons why this can happen), a person can suffer with a wide variety of symptoms such as:

-Fatigue
-Cold hands and/or feet
-Heart palpitations
-Require excessive amounts of sleep
-Inward Trembling
-Easy weight gain
-Increased pulse even at rest
-Difficult or infrequent bowel movements
-Nervous and emotional
-Depression
-Insomnia
-Lack of motivation
-Night sweats
-Morning headaches
-Difficulty gaining weight
-Mental sluggishness
-Thinning hair/ hair falling out
-Dryness of skin and/or scalp
 

 

Is this any way to live your life? With even 3 or 4 of the above symptoms, the quality of your life can be significantly decreased. And for many people, if they get any relief with hormone therapy (synthroid, levothroid, levothyroxine, cytomel, armour, etc…), it’s very often minimal and/or short-lived!

But Why!?!?

Because in the majority of cases, the actual problem is not getting addressed. Did you know that the current medical approach to thyroid conditions is 50 years old?!? Would you take your car to a mechanic who used 50 year old techniques? The current medical approach only recognizes and looks for one type of hypothyroid cause, but did you
know there are actually 24 specific patterns or causes of hypothyroidism! For doctors who are up-to-date with current research, we narrow that down to the following seven main categories:

1. Autoimmune attacks on the thyroid
2. Hypothyroidism secondary to under functioning pituitary gland
3. An “underconversion” of inactive (T4) to active (T3) hormone
4. An “overconversion” of T4 to T3
5. An elevation of “TBG” (thyroid binding globulin)
6. A decrease in the hormone production of the gland (i.e “primary”
hypothyroidism)
7. Thyroid “resistance” ( the bodies cells become resistant to thyroid hormone)

 

I go over each of these in detail, explaining both the cause and the natural management of each of these patterns in my FREE DVD, (Fill out request box).

But how do you know which if any pattern that you have?

Proper Testing!!!

You see most people only have their TSH and T4 checked (I explain why in the DVD). It’s impossible to tell exactly why your thyroid isn’t working right without a comprehensive thyroid panel, which includes:

-TSH
-Total T4
-Free (available) T4
-Total T3
-Free T3
-TBG
-T3 uptake
-Thyroid antibodies (TPO and TGB)
-Free Thyroxine index (FTI)

 

Doctors not running a comprehensive thyroid test is one reason why there is an estimated 20 million cases of undiagnosed hypothyroidism. Many people suffer with several of the symptoms listed above, have a test run (a woefully inadequate test!), and are told “everything is normal”, even though they know something isn’t! Are you one of these people?

Another reason people can remain undiagnosed and suffer is because their doctor is unaware of “Functional lab ranges”, and simply makes the mistake of going by the lab high and lows. For example, the usual lab range for TSH is 0.5 to 5.0, and if your TSH is between these two numbers your doctor will tell you “everything is fine”, But the ”Functional range” for TSH is 1.8 to 3.0, so you can see the difference!

Again, I do more in-depth on the subject of “functional lab ranges”, as well as what other lab test are necessary, in my FREE DVD. Many people began the process of regaining their joy in life by receiving this DVD, will you be the next one?

Fill out the box above to receive Your FREE DVD on the Natural Management of Thyroid Conditions with Functional Medicine.