A thyroid malfunction can show its ugly face through fatigue, weight gain, brain fog, thinning hair, brittle nails, depression, insomnia, and more. However, even if you’re on medication, you may still have issues, depending on your situation. Or, you may have been tested for a thyroid disorder and everything appeared to be fine.
Traditional medicine calls for a testing of the TSH levels to see if you’re producing too little or too much thyroid hormones. However, this test doesn’t reveal everything. It is only a piece of the puzzle.
Hormones produced by the thyroid are used in regulating your metabolism. Your thyroid can have an impact on various other bodily functions. In fact, the hormones can impact your heart rate, weight gain or loss, your cholesterol, and even your body temperature.
Because these hormones are so important for your overall health, a lot of symptoms can pop up if you have any malfunctions within your thyroid. Symptoms such as decreased energy, weight gain, weight loss, feeling too hot or too cold, losing hair, experiencing heart palpitations, digestive issues, menstrual problems, and more. For a full list of potential symptoms, please visit our website. While these symptoms can be related to other health issues, it’s important to take a good look at the thyroid.
However, the traditional tactic is to only look at the TSH Levels and the T4 hormone. But, there is another hormone that the thyroid produces, it’s called T3. Your thyroid gland secrets 90% T4 and 10% T3. The majority of the T3 (the active hormone) is derived from the body tissues converting the T4 to T3. However, in some people the T4 does not convert very effectively. In some cases, the T4 will instead convert to Reverse T3. While T3 provides energy, Reverse T3 is like putting the brakes on in your car. Stress is often a factor in this, although there are many reasons for a poor conversion from T4 to T3.
If you’re experiencing symptoms that could be from thyroid dysfunction, get a better look at your thyroid to make sure you’re getting proper treatment. At Innovative Health & Longevity we want to help you get the answers and solutions you’ve been looking for. Contact us to learn more and let us help get to the root of the cause so we can help resolve your problem and symptoms.