Do You Have Hypothyroidism?
More than 12 percent of the U.S. population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime. And an estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. Women are five to eight times more likely than men to have thyroid problems. How do you know if you have hypothyroidism?
Have you experienced steady weight gain and cannot loss weight no matter what you do? Are you fatigued or is do you have a poor memory? Is it difficult for you to concentrate or focus? Is your hair thin or brittle? Has your sex drive decreased? Do you have severe PMS symptoms or can’t become pregnant? Do you have constant depression? These are a few symptoms that can indicate you might have an issue with your thyroid gland.
Why these symptoms?
The thyroid is an essential endocrine gland. It produces a substance that regulates and controls all of our other organ systems for example it directly influences the brain, G.I. tract, heart, bone formation and metabolism, red blood cell metabolism, muscles systems and the bodies metabolism. So you can see if there is something wrong with this important gland it can affect the entire body. If the production of this gland slows down than the entire body slows down and stops functioning optimally.
It would be similar to driving a car and having the gas pedal either sticking in an acceleration position without being able to release it (hyperthyroidism) or you feel like your car has just run out of gas. If the body slows down this can cause an assortment of different problem and dangerous conditions.
This study shows how low thyroid hormone in the body can adversely affect the levels of cholesterol in the blood and contribute to cardiovascular disease. Weight gain and low energy are a scenario I see often in my clinic due to low thyroid hormone production. Despite exercising and modifying their diets most people still cannot loss weight.
Why Conventional and Alternative Medicine Fail to Treat Hypothyroidism
Unfortunately conventional and alternative medicines standard treatment for hypothyroidism often fails hypothyroid suffers because it misses an essential point. In part this is because of the old guideline on testing and thinking of conventional medicine.
In the following articles I will explain how conventional and alternative medicine fail in treating hypothyroidism, what test are essential for proper diagnosis, why some many patients have normal test results but still have symptoms, and the underlying functions that are essential for a healthy thyroid gland and for entire body wellness.