About Thyroid Disorders
Have you been told your labs are normal only to suffer with the same thyroid symptoms you had before you began hormone therapy? Are you aware the EVERY cell in your body has receptor sites for thyroid hormone? Are you aware that the most common cause of hypothyroidism is NOT a problem in your thyroid gland but in your immune system? If your immune system is attacking your thyroid what ELSE is it attacking?
This very important component of the body has a direct impact on the metabolism that is experienced in the body. Individuals that suffer from issues with this gland may suffer from several different health complications. These include, but are not at all limited to, issues with weight, the mood, and the energy that is experienced by the person.
Here are some common warning signs
The first is know as "Thyroxine" or "T4" and the second is known as "Triiodothyronine" or "T3". The hormones that are released are responsible for delivering energy to the various cells in the body. There are many complications that may occur with the thyroid.
The implications of the thyroid on the rest of your body are vast.
The Thyroid directly supports the following systems
Thyroid "Cross Talk"
The thyroid relies upon other organs and systems just as these systems rely upon it. We call this "cross talk" between systems. "Cross Talk" happens between the following systems:
One affects the other!
The Hypothalamus sends signal to pituitary glands via TRH. The Pituitary gland send signal to Thyroid via TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). TSH causes enzyme TPO to stimulate release of T4 (93%) and T3 (7%). These hormones ride the "taxi cab" - thyroid binding globulin (TBG).
In the liver 60% of T4 is converted to T3. Poor liver function will cause poor T4 to T3 conversion. 20% of T4 is sent to the gut to be converted to T3. If you have poor gut flora it will cause poor conversion of T4 to T3. Also, 20% of T4 is sent to peripheral cells for conversion to T3 using 5'diodianaze enzyme. A small percentage of T4 goes to Reverse T3.
A True Thyroid Functional Test
Are you aware that there are 11 lab markers to properly evaluate your thyroid yet almost all doctors only order two!
But what about these tests?
How can you manage health without all the information? Burning out the thyroid gland with hormone replacement is a 50 year old model.
In order to manage your health you need to look at the causes of the problem...not just the symptoms.