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Could A Thyroid Imbalance Be At The Root of Your Health Issues?
Discover how thyroid imbalance can mimic other health problems like fatigue, weight gain, mood swings and make it difficult for your doctor to diagnose.
Your thyroid is a small gland in the base of your neck. It releases hormones that control your metabolism – the way your body uses energy.
The thyroid’s hormones regulate vital body functions like:
- Heart rate
- Nervous System
- Body temperature
- Cholesterol levels
- Body weight
How your Thyroid gland works
The thyroid is part of the endocrine system which consists of glands that produce, store and release hormones into the bloodstream so they can reach the body’s cells.
The thyroid glands uses iodine from foods you eat to produce two main hormones:
- Triiodoththyronine (T3
- Thyroxine (T4)
It’s important that T3 and T4 levels remain balanced and don’t get too high or too low.
There are two glands in the brain that communicate to help maintain balance with T3 and T4 levels:
- Hypothalamus gland
- Pituitary gland
The hypothalamus produces TSH Releasing Hormone (TRH) that signals the pituitary to tell the thyroid it needs to produce more or less of T3 and T4 by either increasing or decreasing the release of the hormone called Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH).
So basically two things can happen with your T3 and T4 levels:
- If your T3 and T4 levels are low – the pituitary gland releases more TSH and tells the thyroid to produce more thyroid hormones.
- If your T3 and T4 levels are high – the pituitary gland releases less TSH to the thyroid to slow production of the thyroid hormones.
Why Thyroid balance is so important to your body?
Every cell in the body depends on thyroid hormones to regulate the speed in which metabolism works.
For example – T3 and T4 regulate your heart rate and how fast your intestines process food.
So, if T3 and T4 are low, your heart rate may be slower than normal, and you may have constipation and weight gain.
If T3 and T4 are high, you may have a rapid heartbeat and possible anxiety or weight loss.
Symptoms of when T3 and T4 levels are too low (Hypothyroidism):
- Tiredness and fatigue
- Difficulty focusing
- Trouble sleeping
- Joint and muscle pain
- Frequent and heavy periods
- Sensitivity to cold temperatures
Symptoms of when T3 and T4 levels are too high (Hyperthyroidism):
- Nervousness, hyperactivity
- Irritability, moodiness
- Hair loss
- Missed or light periods
- Sensitivity to high temperatures
If you show signs for any thyroid symptoms, you should have some blood tests done to check your hormone levels.
But you need to be aware of:
Problems using standard blood tests to check for thyroid problems
Due to the complexity of different symptoms and the various conditions that can change the levels of your hormones – I suggest you take an extensive thyroid test and check:
- Reverse T3
- Thyroid antibodies
Why you should start with a Extensive Thyroid Test
In this short video I explain why the standard test can be difficult to interpret and make it difficult for your doctor to correctly diagnose your problem.
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