10 signs you have a Thyroid problem and 10 solutions.
It is estimated that up to 25 million Americans have a thyroid problem, and half of them have no idea what they have.
Hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid, representing 90% of all thyroid imbalances.
's thyroid , a gland shaped like a butterfly in the center of the neck, is the master gland of metabolism.
Role of Thyroid is interrelated with all body systems.
If the thyroid is not functioning optimally, then you either.
10 Signs Hypothyroidism :
1. Fatigue after sleeping 8-10 hours a night, or need to take a nap every day.
2. Weight gain or inability to lose weight.
3. Mood problems such as mood swings, anxiety or depression.
4. Horonal imbalances such as premenstrual syndrome, irregular periods, infertility and low sexual desire.
5. Muscle pain, joint pain, carpal tunnel syndrome or tendinitis.
6. Cold hands and feet, feeling cold when others do not feel, or have a low body temperature constantly.
7. Dry skin or cracks, brittle nails and excessive hair loss.
9. Mental problems such as mental confusion, lack of concentration or poor memory.
10. Swelling of neck, snoring or hoarse voice.
How does the thyroid gland?
production of thyroid hormone is regulated by a feedback loop between the hypothalamus, pituitary gland and the thyroid gland. Hypothalamic releasing hormone (TRH), stimulate the synthesis and secretion of thyrotropin (TSH) from the pituitary.
turn, TSH stimulates the production and release of T3 and T4 from the thyroid gland. When you produce enough T4, it draws the TRH and TSH there is enough thyroid hormone in circulation to produce no more.
Around 85% of the hormone produced by our thyroid gland is T4, which is an inactive form of the hormone . After the T4 is formed, a small amount of it is converted to T3, which is the active form of thyroid hormone.
Complicating matters, T3 is also converted to the free T3 (FT3) or T3 Reverse (RT3) . Is the free T3 really matters in all this, as it is the only hormone that can bind to a receptor and increase your metabolism, keep warm, keep your bowels moving, mind working, and other hormones under control.
The role of reverse T3 is not well known, however, I see it high in persons under extreme stress and those with mercury toxicity.
And finally, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease, is the way more common than hypothyroidism and their numbers are increasing annually.
An autoimmune disease is a condition in which your body turns against itself and starts attacking a particular organ or tissue that is believed outsider.
I usually do in my patients routine monitoring of autoimmune thyroid disease, ordering thyroid tests such as anti-thyroid peroxiasa (ATPO) antibodies and thyroglobulin antibodies (TgAb).
Why is so low the diagnosis of Hypothyroidism?
Many of the symptoms of imbalance thyroid are vague and most doctors only spend a few minutes talking with patients to resolve the cause of your complaint.
's Conventional doctors use only one or two tests (TSH and T4) for troubleshooting. They are not checking FT3, RT3 or antithyroid antibodies.
Doctors use more conventional reference values ??of "normal" laboratory for guidance only. Instead of listening to the symptoms of their patients, using "optimal" laboratory values ??and temperature as your guide.
What laboratory tests are the best to determine if you have a thyroid problem?
Next panel I check on each of my patients.
sure your doctor do the same for you.
anti-antibodies peroxiasa thyroid (ATPO)
thyroglobulin antibodies (TgAb)
What are the laboratory values ??"optimal" for thyroid tests?
In my practice, I have found that the following are the ranges in which my patients (and myself) prosper. I listen to my patients and also take into account how they feel.
TSH 1.2 UIU / ml or less (strong or aggravated T3 can artificially suppress TSH)
FT4> 1.1 ng / dl
FT3> 3.2 pg / ml
Reverse T3 within a ratio of 10:01 RT3: FT3
TPO - TgAb - <4 IU / ML or negative
What are 10 things you can do to improve thyroid function?
1. Make sure you are taking in the proper nutrients your diet or high-quality multivitamin with iodine, zinc, selenium, iron, vitamin D and B vitamins.
2. Taking a supplement of tyrosine and iodine to help with the conversion of FT4 to FT3.
3. Avoiding gluten! If you laenfermedad Hashimoto is completely avoid grains and legumes.
4. Dealing with stress and support the adrenal glads. The adrenal and thyroid glands work hand in hand. Recommend restorative yoga and adaptogenic herbs that support the adrenal glands to deal with stress.
5. Get 8-10 hours of sleep per night.
6. Safely remove mercury fillings you may have.
7. Watch your intake of cruciferous vegetables. There is some debate about this.
8. Remove fluoride, bromide and chlorine from your diet and environment.
9. Heal your gut. A properly functioning digestive system (gut) is essential for good health.
10. Dr. Benjamín Díaz Curiel Médico Especialista en Medicina Interna – Physician
Internal Medicine MD