A Fresh Look At Hypothyroidism Treatment

It is impossible to prescribe a hypothyroidism treatment purely on the basis of an analysis of the symptoms that an individual patient may be suffering from, simply because the production and use of the thyroid hormone T3 (tri-idothyronine) by the body is a multi-stage process and is not therefore governed by a singular gland or organ.
The symptoms themselves are therefore only an indication that the system itself has failed and not necessarily that the thyroid gland is not functioning or is functioning poorly; although, in many cases the over all health of the patient  is causing many of the bodies systems to fail.
For this reason, the only way to comprehensively determine that a patient needs some kind of hypothyroidism treatment or even what that hypothyroidism treatment might ultimately be is by means of a thorough blood test that examines every stage of the process; from the secretion of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) by the pituitary gland  to the levels of reverse T3 in the blood. This will identify where the process has failed and therefore, how the thyroid gland is really functioning.

Once you have the results of your blood test and identified the problem then you can begin to regain control of your life. In our video we have highlighted 10 areas that can affect the normal thyroid hormone production process and the natural remedies to reverse these problems. We have also provided a list of products below that can assist… Continue reading

The Hypothyroidism Diet – Fact or Fiction?

I recently read an article by an endocrinologist with the Mayo Clinic (Todd B. Nippoldt, M.D.) who wrote 'generally' there is "no hypothyroidism diet". He then went on to say:

Although claims about hypothyroidism diets abound, there's no evidence that eating or avoiding certain foods will improve thyroid function in people with hypothyroidism. *

However, he then went on to say that certain foods can “impair the absorption of the synthetic thyroid hormone” and that these foods should be avoided whilst taking these specific thyroid medications in order to prevent such interactions.
In other words, at the very least, there are dietary considerations for those suffering from hypothyroidism; especially those taking synthetic forms of the thyroid hormone.

Step 1 For Your Hypothyroidism Diet

What Not to Eat – Steer Clear of Goitrogens

Foods to avoid are those typically known as Goitrogens, many of which are members of the brassica family. These are known to suppress thyroid function by inhibiting the metabolism of iodine which is used by the thyroid gland to produce the thyroid hormone known as T4. Since hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid gland then those with hypothyroidism really want to do all that they can to maximize there output of T4 rather than reducing it because of their diet.
Here are a few examples of foods to avoid:hypothyroidism diet - foods to avoid

  • Broccoli and Cauliflower
  • Kale and Spinach
  • Cabbage and Brussels Sprouts
  • Turnips and Radishes
  • Peaches and Strawberries
  • Walnuts and Peanuts
  • Soy-Based Foods

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Underactive Thyroid Symptoms in Women – A Critical Review

Are symptoms of hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid gland) in women being ignored or misdiagnosed?

It may come as a great surprise to learn that, owing to their common and diverse nature, underactive thyroid symptoms in women are far more common than many people realize. For this reason an underactive thyroid may go untreated for longer than is safe. Some statistics claim that as many as one in eight women in America between the ages of 35 and 65 are affected by thyroid problems and for women over 65, this number rises to one in five (that's 20 percent). Nevertheless, one thing is certain about hypothyroidism and that is that the risk of underactive thyroid symptoms in women is 10 times greater than in men. Furthermore, because underactive thyroid symptoms are so similar to those of menopause, there is an even greater chance that these hypothyroidism symptoms in women will be missed by their GP; for obvious reason, this becomes more of a concern for women exhibiting underactive thyroid symptoms over the age of 50.

Subclinical Underactive Thyroid Symptoms in Women

The term hypothyroidism refers to the metabolic state that exists as a result of a reduction in the amount of thyroid hormones in the body. As such, it can be classified in 3 different ways:

  • Primary or Secondary Hypothyroidism – based upon the degree of endocrine aberration (that is the degree to which normal glandular function has failed)
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Top Natural Thyroid Treatment Supplements

There are a number of excellent natural thyroid treatment supplements available for those looking for thyroid support. Four of the best of the products are listed below. Of these, we would particularly recommend Thyromine as it has been carefully manufactured to work with your body's own system to help the thyroid gland to produce the correct amount of hormone for your body's daily needs. Unlike the other three products, Thyromine also contains particular ingredients to support the pituitary-thyroid-adrenal gland combination of the endocrine system and more importantly, it has been especially formulated to assist the underactive thyroid by supplying alternative forms of both T4 and T3 as levothyroxine and liothyronine. This means that less demand is placed upon the thyroid gland and furthermore, with the additional T3, that the symptoms associated with a slow metabolism are more readily reversed.

Thyromine

Natural Thyroid Treatment  

 As well as the amino acid L-tyrosine and extracts from the sea vegetable Nori; an extremely rich source of vitamins and mineral salts, especially iodine, Thyromine also contains Guglipid (an extract from the Indian Guggal tree) and Piper Longum or Pippali (the Indian Long Pepper). Both of these are believed to play an active role in helping to increase thyroid hormone levels and Guglipid has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years to support overall health, weight management and regulate normal lipid levels. In addition to these nutrients Thyromine also contains Adrenal and Thyroid Bovine powder to boost the body's… Continue reading

Underactive Thyroid Symptoms in Men – An Overview

The term generally applied to an under-active thyroid gland and its related symptoms is hypothyroidism.Typically, thyroid symptoms in men are very similar to those in women and although the condition is more prevalent in women, thyroid symptoms in men are still very common. Although men of all ages can develop hypothyroidism, the risk is greater for those over the age of 50. In particular, the male hypothyroid condition can lead to other more serious conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, apnea (an obstruction in the sleeping pattern) and even a type of psychosis, if not treated in a timely manner. It is common for thyroid symptoms in men to begin following a course of medication for hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid), and of course, sufferers of thyroid cancer or those who have had thyroid surgery will also suffer with an underactive thyroid gland.

Common Thyroid Symptoms in Men

Some of the early thyroid symptoms in men may include the following:

  • Slowing down of the heart rate and metabolism
  • Reduction in over all sex drive
  • Constipation
  • Suffering headaches
  • Unexplained weight gain, despite a diminished appetite
  • Chronic fatigue and sluggishness
  • Increased sensitivity to cold
  • Muscle and joint pain or a stiffness in the joints

If the condition goes untreated then as the thyroxine hormone levels decrease it can lead to some of these more serious hypothyroid symptoms developing:

  • Continued weight gain even to the point of obesity, in spite of a restricted diet… Continue reading
 

Hypothyroidism Symptoms – An Overview

 Hypothyroidism symptoms occur in the body when the thyroid gland fails to produce enough of the hormone thyroxine (T4) and tri-iodothyronine (T3); hormones which help the body to regulate the growth and development of cells. The amount of thyroxine produced by the thyroid gland is often directly related to the quantity of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) that the pituitary gland produces. The most common cause of hypothyroidism, in the western world, is autoimmune thyroiditis (otherwise known as Hashimoto's thyroiditis) a condition in which the bodies own immune system; which usually fights off colds and infections, begins to attack the thyroid gland itself, causing inflammation and damage to the thyroid tissue. Hypothyroidism Symptoms - The Thyroid Gland
 

Since the thyroid gland is involved with the body's function at a basic level it is extremely important for anyone exhibiting any hypothyroidism symptoms to get a proper diagnosis as if they are not detected and treated quickly enough the consequences can be very severe. Unfortunately, diagnosis is not that simple as the symptoms of hypothyroidism are subtle and are not often specific to hypothyroidism. In fact hypothyroid symptoms are regularly mistaken for other conditions, like pregnancy, stress or depression and in many cases are often attributed to the natural process of growing old. People with mild hypothyroidism may not suffer with any symptoms at all however when the condition worsens the symptoms become more obvious and indicate a slowing down of the body's metabolism.

Common Hypothyroidism Symptoms

The two most… Continue reading