When we see extremely overweight people, we tend to question the functioning of the thyroid in their bodies. Which is because it is common knowledge that the thyroid controls things such as metabolism. Hence, it is significant, to say the least, that one must have proper thyroid function.
About 25 million people in America suffer from thyroid related issues, but surprisingly, 50% of them have no clue about it. The primary concern related to the thyroid is the issue of an underperforming thyroid, also known as ‘hypothyroidism’.
How Thyroid Functions:
The pituitary gland, thyroid, and the hypothalamus are the key functionaries which are needed to produce thyroid hormones.
The release of the hormone of (TRH) thyrotropin-releasing hormonefrom the hypothalamus causes the synthesis ofpituitarythyrotropin(TSH).
Delving further, TSH regulates the making as well as secretion of T4 (inactive hormone) and T3 (active hormone) out of the requisite gland. T4 serves to signal TSH and TRH to halt the making of thyroid hormone beyond a specific amount.
In case the secretion of T4 is high, parts of it will be converted to T3. Some amounts of T3 also is converted into either Reverse T3 (RT3) or Free T3 (FT3).
FT3 regulates metabolism by binding to receptors, which keeps us feeling warm, our minds sharp, and our bowels flowing.
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most ubiquitous form of hypothyroidism. It is also a disease that is auto-immune which means the body damages its own healthy cells.
The USA and the High Instances of Under-Diagnosis
This issue of missed diagnosis arises when doctors pursue T4 and TSH test results and ignore RT3, FT3, and other thyroid associated hormones. It is necessary to look at the symptoms that a patient displays but it is sadly ignored while lab results are held paramount.
Tests for Diagnosing Thyroid Problems:
1.Thyroglobulin Antibodies or TgAb
2.Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies or TPOAb
Optimal Standardsof Hormones Which Should Be In The Tests:
1.TgAb- < 4 IU/MK or negative
2.TPO- < 9 IU/ML or negative
3.RT3 lesser than 10:1 ratio RT3:FT3
4.FT3 > 3.2 PG/ML
5.FT4 > 1.1 NG/DL
6.TSH 1-2 UIU/ML or lower
10 INDICATIONS OF HYPOTHYROIDISM ARE:
1.Exhaustion and fatigue in spite of sleeping 8-10 hours regularly.
2.Abrupt weight gain and difficulties of losing that weight.
3.Recurring mood shifts, anxiety, and depression.
4.Imbalance of hormones which might cause infertility, lowered libido, PCOD, and PMS.
5.The feeling of cold all the time and the body temperature dropping below 98.5 Fahrenheit.
6.Weak and dry hair, brittle nails, and dehydrated skin.
7.Hard bowels and inability to pass bowels.
8.Poor memory, brain fog, and poor concentration amongst other mental issues.
9.Coarse voice, snoring while sleeping, and enlargement of the neck.
10.Tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and pain in joints and muscles.
10 METHODS TO HELP DEAL WITH A THYROID ISSUE:
1.Consume multivitamins and foods which have iron, selenium, and zinc.
2.Intake iodine supplements to start the conversion of FT4 to FT3.
3.Omitting gluten out of your diet will be beneficial in reducing symptoms of thyroid.
4.Practice meditation and yoga to calm the circulatory system in your body.
5.Sleep for at least 9 to 10 hours.
6.Get amalgam fillings removed from your tooth if you have any. You should obviously consult a dentist about the procedure.
7.Control your consumption of cruciferous vegetables.
8.The environment around you and your diet should not have any fluoride, chlorine, and bromide.
9.It is a must to have a healthy gut if you want healthy physique.
10.The primary cause of the problem needs to be properly diagnosed by a doctor which can also include prescription medications.
We hope this information can help you identify any signs of experiencing thyroid issues.You can follow the suggested remedies until you see a doctor.
But as always, make sure you see a doctor if the problems you face become severe. It is always better to be safe than sorry.