Thyroid Part 2 – what happens if you thyroid starts playing up

19th May 2016 - 2 minutes read

In previous lesson you have learned what thyroid actually is and what is its function in our body. Today you are going to find out what may happen when things go wrong…

Hypothyroidism is one of the most common thyroid disorders, with some level of dysfunction of thyroid hormone production, conversion, transport or reuptake by cell, leading to symptoms such as feeling bloated, fatigue, depression and anxiety, irritability, joint pain and stiffness, muscle aches, dry skin and hair, weight gain and sluggishness, poor concentration and memory….

In bout 90% people with hypothyroidism the main cause is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. This is an autoimmune condition where the immune system is mistakenly attacking and destroying its own gland causing a decline in thyroid hormone production over time. So the problem is not the thyroid itself but immune function dysregulation.

Unfortunately conventional medicine doesn’t have effective treatments for autoimmune disease. You might be prescribed synthetic thyroid hormone such as Levothyroxin (T4) or supplemented with iodine, which may relieve some of your symptoms in short therm, but if this approach doesn’t address the underlying causes of your problem, the treatment will fail long term.

Next time I am going to be sharing with you what are the essential nutrients for healthy thyroid, so keep tuned in.

Meanwhile if you have any questions about the above or any other symptoms or would like to discuss any of your health concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.