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