10 Urgent Signs Your Thyroid Is In Trouble
I want to talk about the thyroid and how thyroid problems are so much more common than people realize we’ll cover ten of the common signs and symptoms that your thyroid might be in trouble and we’ll talk about the causes and solutions coming right up
10 urgent signs:
- Changes in your hair
- Bowel function
- Classic kottur
- Skin changes
if your hypothyroid then you’re going to be sensitive to cold these are people who always wear sweaters they want extra blankets they can’t stand air-conditioning and they always want tobe in the Sun or where there’s a heater hyperthyroid is the opposite these are people sensitive to heat so they always want the air-conditioned or a fan blowing.
you’re hypothyroid then you usually see some weight gain and this is despite less appetite so everything slows down you don’t eat as much but despite that you’re gaining weight hyperthyroid the opposite now you have weight loss but this is despite having a voracious appetite there’s doesn’t matter how much you eat you just can’t seem to put on any weight.
3.Changes in your hair
And with hypothyroid you get coarse hair and hair loss in hyperthyroid you get fine brittle hair but you still get hair loss so both extremes are still asign that the body’s out of balance is just not working really well.
So with hypothyroid everything slows down and you get constipation with hyperthyroid everything speeds up and you get frequent bowel movements and diarrhea,
your thyroids underperforming very often you’ll have depression poor focus and memory problems because you’re just not making enough energy to support those functions but with a hyper thyroid you have other problems even though you’re making a lot of energy now instead you have agitation and anxiety and you still often have poor focus you just can’t center yourself also with hyperthyroid physically you’ll often see a tremor like a resting vibration.
when we have hypothyroid because of iodine deficiency there is little iodine available so the thyroid grows just so it’s has more tissue to be able to absorb every little bit of iodine it’s an attempt to compensate for a lack of iodine but in this case there’s nothing wrong with the thyroid tissue it’s healthy tissue it’s doing what it’s supposed to it’s just up regulating it’s not pathological tissue however with hyper thyroid we can also get an enlargement but that’s because of tumors and nodules in the thyroid and rarely would we see anything like this grapefruit size enlargement this would be a benign Gorder meaning non-pathological tissue with hyperthyroid and nodules we’ll see a slight enlargement but nothing like that.
hypothyroid we get rough coarse dry skin with hyperthyroid we get thin and paper like skin.
And with hypothyroid you get swollen puffy eyes it’s like everything swells and just kind of shuts down it slows down and shuts down with hyperthyroid you often get bulging eyes and one of the classic examples is martyFeldman was a British actor and they didn’t need any special effects to make him look like that and they not sure exactly why it looks like that but here’s some tissue behind the eyes that swells and makes the eyes protrude.
And in hypothyroid we often have chronic fatigue simply because there’s not enough energy made however in hyperthyroid we can still have a lot of fatigue because even though a lot of energy is made it’s being used up for the wrong things it’s being used up just to make heat and make all the tissues burn through energy faster but we don’t have energy for the things we want and these people even though they’re fatigued very often they can’t sleep because everything is just racing.
And you guess this one hypothyroid is gonna have a slow heart rate called bradycardia and thehyperthyroid is gonna have a very fast heart rate called tachycardia and bradycardia would be often times in the 50 to 60 range and this isn’t someone who is not athletically in good shape and tachycardia can often be a hundred hundred and twenty or even higher.
the most common reason is iodine deficiency but if you don’t live someplace where there’s low iodine then the most common reason is something called Hashimoto’s and here’s the problem very very few people withHashimoto’s know that they have it because it’s an autoimmune disease and in the mainstream healthcare model there is no cure there is no treatment for autoimmunity so they just test for TSH and they give you some hormone replacement but if you want to find out if you have Hashimoto’s there are some tests for antibodies so you can test for tpo thyroid peroxidase antibodies or for thyroglobulin antibodies
the number one cause is called Graves disease and interestingly enough that’s also an autoimmune disease but it’s a different antibody again so now you’re looking for thyroid receptor antibodies and if the parathyroid is not on then it is probably a tumor typically either in the thyroid or in the pituitary
Is generally iodine or hormone alternative either a artificial or some thing greater herbal what are a number of the problems with these remedies in case you deliver iodine to someone who’s deficient the great that’s not a problem they’re just gonna get back to normal but if you give iodine to someone who has an autoimmune attack on their thyroid now very often you’re going to up regulate the activity of that thyroid and at the same time you’re going to up regulate the immune response so even if these autoimmune people are iodine deficient it is too early that’s the wrong time to give them iodine there’s some things that you need to fix first and the problem with the hormone replacement is that it doesn’t address the problem the problem is autoimmunity the symptom is low thyroid hormone so by giving them more thyroid hormone we’re treating a symptom but we’re allowing the autoimmunity to progress and the issue here is that the thyroid is a very very sensitive tissue it’s very often the first tissue in the body to get under autoimmune attack but if we don’t fix it early now we have many other tissues in the body like the gut and the joints and the pancreas and the cerebellum and the skin that also get affected and if we just take something to treat the symptom now it’s a crutch that is allowing the problem to get worse then .
how do they treat the hyperthyroid.
they do it with antithyroid medication so the thyroids over-performing let’s just do something to suppress it so they basically poison it one way or another another way to do it is with radioactive iodine the thyroid will absorb iodine selectively much more than any other tissue in the body so if that iodine is radioactive if it’s laced with something then you’re gonna kill off some of those thyroid cells the problem with either of these is that when you put stress when you poison the tissues then long term you tend to just create more pathological tissue with more nodules and eventually you might have to do a thyroidectomy now that’s not always the wrong thing to do because these hyperthyroid people they can get to a point where they have a thyroid crisis or a hyper thyroid storm and that’s life-threatening so if they get to that point then they have to take the thyroid out they may not have any time to play around the
problems with this treatment :
is just a crutch while the problem is allowed to get worse the surgery is irreversible if you get to that point well it might be unavoidable but once they take it out there’s no going back and just like thehypothyroid the vast majority of issues are still autoimmune so if we fix the autoimmunity early on then we may not ever have to get through any of that what causes autoimmunity why would the body start attacking itself well mostly it has to do with leaky gut and these are two cells in the intestinal lining they’re held together by different proteins creating tight junctions but if something attacks or weakens these proteins then the cells are not being held together so tightly and then large particles that are not supposed to get through get through and now the immune system starts reacting to that and leaky gut has many different causes but primarily it has to do with allergies causing inflammation it has to do with antibiotics altering the gut flora and causing irritation and sets aspirin tylenol motrin Aleve non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs are enormous contributor to these problems sugar allergens lectins things in food that are difficult to break down alcohol stress and processed food so all of these things that we have an abundance of mostly in the last 50 years that some of these things we might have had earlier on but it’s primarily things that we have introduced very recently and that’s why these autoimmune problems are growing very very quickly there’s no quick easy fix to heal leaky gut.