What causes Thyroid Disorders?

Some questions to ask yourself if you think you may be dealing with hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s Disease or Graves Disease

 

  1. Fatigue - Do you have a dependency on caffeine or stimulants to get through your day? 

  2. Depression and Anxiety - Are you on SSRIs like Prozac and  Zoloft or tranquilizers like Xanax and Valium but are still dealing with symptoms?

  3. Weight Gain - Despite eating well and exercising regularly are you still gaining weight

  4. Constipation, Diarrhea or IBS - Are you taking antacids like Tums or acid blockers like pepcid regularly?  Your GI upset could be caused by a thyroid condition

  5. Frequent infections - Do you suffer from frequent colds, sinus issues, chronic sore throat? 

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or answered yes to any of these questions, you need to schedule a free consultation with Beyond Health and Wellness today.

Has your thyroid been fully evaluated? 

Our team of health professionals will perform a full evaluation of your thyroid if we suspect there are underlying issues. 

Over 90% of people with Thyroid conditions have an autoimmune component to them. Autoimmune means your body is attacking its own cells. When the thyroid is exposed to environmental toxins, a weakened immune system, side effects from medications, your own immune system may attack it. 

The Thyroid is a butterfly shaped organ located in the neck and is controlled by the pituitary gland. The thyroid plays a major role in the metabolism, growth and development of the human body.

 

Every single cell in the human body has thyroid receptors. If the thyroid is malfunctioning, every single system in your body can be affected. Most modern medicine practices test only for TSH or thyroid stimulating hormone levels which shows us just a small piece of your health puzzle.

 

TSH tells the thyroid to produce T4, which is an inactive form of thyroid hormone. This is not a hormone that the body can use. It is the job of your liver and your gut to get it active by transforming it into T3.  If there are any functional issues in liver or gut ( leaky gut syndrome for example) then the T4 your thyroid is producing won’t get converted to a usable thyroid hormone.


Synthetic Drugs like levothyroxine or synthroid are a manmade version of T4 . Here is where modern medicine only solves a portion of your thyroid condition.  If your liver and gut still aren’t functioning properly, pumping more T4 into your system still doesn’t allow the body to process and convert it into usable T3. The liver and digestive system have to function properly first and this is where Beyond Health and Wellness steps in.

How we help with your Thyroid Condition.

First, we have to fix the immune system. The functioning of the immune system will affect how the thyroid is treated within the body. 

You can’t only check certain things, like TSH levels for example, and expect the entirety of your thyroid issues to go away. You may need a comprehensive thyroid panel to properly evaluate what is going on in your body and get to the root cause of your condition.

 

Our team at Beyond Health and Wellness Woodstock offers free consultations. If you are taking Synthroid, Levothyroxine, Liothyronine or others and are still experiencing symptoms, please call today to schedule an appointment with our specialists. Let us help you find solutions that will get you feeling better now.