Thyroid Dysfunction 

The Little Gland with Powerful Effects

The thyroid gland is small, but it’s capabilities are enormous in that it functions in a unique way in which every tissue in the body is affected. The thyroid is the only known endocrine gland to have such a “global” effect on human tissue and physiology. The product of the thyroid gland is thyroid hormone (specifically T3 and T4) which functions to create a very delicate symphony of closely monitored physiological processes.

The thyroid has been commonly referred to as the “spark plug” of the body; as it up regulates almost all physiological processes. Some of these processes include, but are not limited to:

  • Energy Metabolism

  • Bone Metabolism

  • Cardiac Output

  • Tissue Regeneration

  • Neurological Function

  • Immune Function

  • Respiratory Rate

  • Digestion

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What are the Causes of Thyroid Dysfunction?

Ninety percent (90%) of thyroid disorders are not an actual “thyroid problem,” but rather are the result of an autoimmune disorder. This is where your immune system is destroying your own tissues. The majority of these cases result in hypothyroidism (low thyroid function) and less commonly hyperthyroidism (elevated thyroid function).

The most common autoimmune thyroid disorder is called Hashimoto’s Disease; this is the degeneration or destruction of your thyroid gland. Since there are many tissues and organ systems involved in producing the final product of thyroid hormone (T3), many possible causes of thyroid dysfunction exist.

How Common is Thyroid Dysfunction?

Approximately 20 million people in America with the majority being women (1 in 8) have been diagnosed with some form of thyroid dysfunction. Some researchers describe this as a new “Epidemic” and predict over the next 10 years these number are expected to grow significantly.

I Have all the Symptoms – But My Doctor Said My Lab Tests are Normal?

Accurately identifying a thyroid disorder is much more complex than what the standard medical tests reveal.

There are 12 laboratory parameters that need to be tested to accurately identify if you have a thyroid disorder. The common medical panel ordered for patients suspected of having a thyroid disorder includes only 2-3 thyroid markers; this is highly ineffective. Click here to learn all about the thyroid and the lab tests you need to properly diagnose your thyroid.

As a result, many clients prior to seeing me have suffered for years being told their thyroid was “fine,” and their lab tests were normal.

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What are the Symptoms of Thyroid Disorders?

The symptoms of thyroid dysfunction are extremely diverse. Some of the most common are:

  • Inability to lose weight (even with a low caloric diet)

  • Morning headaches that wear off through the day

  • Constipation/Diarrhea

  • Cold/Heat intolerance

  • Irritability

  • Chronic pain

  • Hair loss/thinning

  • Poor immune function

  • Fatigue (even with thorough rest)

  • Loss of the outer 1/3rd of eyebrows

  • Brain fog

  • Reduced libido

  • Infertility

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If You Have a Thyroid Disorder, Is There Hope?

Yes, there is; I have worked with many clients who were suffering from thyroid disorders, and with incorporating a very dynamic and comprehensive approach we were able to achieve significant success in relieving symptoms. As mentioned above, 90% of thyroid disorders are the result of autoimmune dysfunction. If properly diagnosed early enough, many of these immune triggers can be avoided, and in many cases function can be restored.

If you think you are suffering from a thyroid disorder and are looking for information on how to overcome this dysfunction Click here to watch our 100% FREE thyroid workshop video and contact us to schedule your consultation.

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