Could Your Thyroid Be The Reason You’re Feeling This Way?
There are more people than ever before that are struggling with thyroid issues and may don’t even know it. According to the National Women’s Health Information Center there are 20 million Americans suffering from some type of thyroid disorder.
A whopping 1 in 8 women in the United States will be impacted by thyroid disorder in their lives. Are you one of them?
If you personally are one of those people who has a sluggish thyroid, a slow metabolism, maybe you exercise and the weight doesn’t come off like it should, you struggle with adrenal fatigue or lack of energy — all of those are warning signs that you might have a thyroid issue.
Thyroid disorders and thyroid disease can have a negative impact on just about every area of your life. The truth is it’s about looking a little deeper. You need to find the root cause of your thyroid symptoms.
- Are your adrenals burned out and your thyroid has slowed down to balance your body and save your life?
- Do you have leaky gut and the acid and food from your digestive system is leaking into your blood system causing your thyroid to be imbalanced?
- Are you not speaking your truth and is there something you need to say or a way that you need to live that is making your thyroid slow down (the throat is the 5th chakra and the communication center).
- Are you not giving your beautiful body the self-care that it needs and your body is crying out for love and attention?
- Are your stress levels off the charts and the foods that you put into your body less than optimal?
These are some of the things that can hurt you and create thyroid imbalances. The reason for thyroid imbalance can be the foods we eat, but often it’s not just what we are eating, it’s what’s eating us that causes the thyroid to malfunction.
Here are some of the signs that you may experience when you have a thyroid imbalance:
- Weight issues (can’t release weight or rapid weight gain or loss)
- Dry hair, skin
- Muscle weakness and discomfort
- Racing heart
- High amounts of perspiration
- Muscle weakness
- Multiple bowel movements
- Thin, brittle hair
Thyroid disorders and thyroid disease can have a negative impact on just about every area of your life. The thyroid gland is vital to keeping your physical, mental, and emotional life balanced and healthy. And what’s more is it’s estimated that about half of those in the world suffering with thyroid issues are completely unaware this is the root of their problem.
Here are the Basics on the Thyroid Gland
The thyroid is a gland located at the base of the throat that controls many aspects of metabolism. The thyroid produces hormones that enable our body to carry out many vital functions. Two of the most talked about hormones the thyroid produces are T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine). These two hormones, once released by the thyroid, travel through the body via the bloodstream converting oxygen and calories into energy for the body to use.
There are two Types of Thyroid Disorders
When it comes to thyroid disorders, generally speaking, the sufferer usually is experiencing hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. There are other thyroid issues but the majority of cases fall into one of these two groups.
In the case of hypothyroidism, the thyroid doesn’t produce enough of the thyroid hormones T3 or T4 or both. According to the American Thyroid Association in the United States the most common reason for hypothyroidism is a condition called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, where the body mistakenly attacks the thyroid thus compromising its functioning and its production of hormones. However, on a worldwide level, a lack of iodine in the diet is the number one cause of hypothyroidism.
Hyperthyroidism on the other hand is when the body has too much of the needed thyroid hormones. According to the American Thyroid Association, the number one cause of hyperthyroidism is Graves’ Disease, but lumps or growths on the thyroid or taking too much T4 in tablet form can also be a contributing factor for hyperthyroidism.
Treatments for Thyroid Disorders
As you can see, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are basically the opposite problems. One is too much of the needed hormone and the other is too little. Many of the treatments for this disorder are get your body stronger with how you eat, think, move and supplement. I use different supplements for each of these disorders to empower you to heal your thyroid symptoms.
There are many all-natural treatment options for thyroid disorders and I can help you to discover what is right for you.
If you think you may be suffering from a thyroid disorder it’s vital to first get the correct diagnosis. Once you confirm you have a thyroid disorder begin to explore your treatment options by finding the root cause of your condition. Doctors test the TSH levels (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) and I don’t feel like this is enough.
I encourage you to have your doctor test your T4, T3, your Free T4 and T3 and your reverse T3 and T4. You need to also test your GABA levels and your thyroid antibodies. There are other tests that I recommend and we can discuss that at your consultation.
Remember with any health issue it’s wise to first consult nature and your diet in order to help the body restore its own natural balance. Your body does the right thing at the right time. Remove the interference (toxicity or deficiency) and let the body heal.