Are you familiar with the fact that bipolar disorder and drug-resistant depression can both be caused by thyroid resistance in the brain
Remember affects the thyroid literally all cells throughout the body!
These are the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism:
Since the thyroid has an effect on every cell in the human body, the symptoms of low thyroid can be almost anything, which means that some cells may have enough thyroid hormone, while others remain poor , contributing to tissue specific hypothyroidism and the rest of the body is good.
Now, you probably know how some people can have severe depression without any other signs or symptoms of hypothyroidism.
Furthermore, it can completely take tests “normal” laboratory, but still have hypothyroidism!
Therefore, you should have proper treatment for hypothyroidism in case you have symptoms, even if all laboratory tests are normal.
Top 68 most commonly experienced symptoms of hypothyroidism
|or fatigue||or swelling of eyelids||or emotional instability|
|or lethargy||or dry skin||suffocation or|
|, or Low resistance||or dry mucous membranes||or fineness of hair|
|or Speech slow||or constipation||or hair Loss|
|or slow thinking||or unexplained weight gain||or blueness of the skin|
|or bad memory||or pale lips||or dry, thick, scaly skin|
|o lack of concentration||or breathlessness||or dry, coarse hair brittle|
|or depression||or Swelling||or pale skin|
|or nervousness||or hoarseness||or swollen skin|
|or anxiety||o Loss of appetite||or swollen face or eyelids|
|or concern||or prolonged menstrual bleeding||or swelling of the ankles|
|o Easy emotional distress||or heavy menstrual bleeding||or thick skin|
|or obsessive thinking||or painful menstruation||or brittle or thin nails|
|or low [19459014motivation]||or low sexual desire||or dry ridges to the nails|
|or dizziness||or impotence||o Difficulty swallowing|
|or Feeling cold||or hearing loss||or weakness|
|or cold skin||or rapid heart rate||or body aches and vague pains|
|or decreased sweating||or beat palpitation of the heart||or muscle pain|
|or heat intolerance||or slow heartbeat||or joint pain|
|or not sleep||or pain in the front of the chest||or numbness or tingling|
|or insomnia||or poor vision||or protrusion of one or both eyeballs|
|or tongue thick||or weight loss||or sparse eyebrows|
|or swelling of the face||or atrophy of the tongue|
therefore, in case you notice one or more of these symptoms is recommended to ask the following questions:
-? My daily diet include natural food with lots of vegetables and fruits
-? Do I avoid caffeine, sugar and artificial sweeteners
-? Do I try to lower stress levels every day
-? Do I have 7-8 hours of quality sleep each night
– maximum intensity I exercise regularly?
-? Do I take drugs, which slow down my metabolism, such as beta-blockers, narcotics or muscle relaxants
If you answered yes to any previous question, so it’s time to start changing your lifestyle to improve your overall thyroid function. However, it may not be enough for everyone.
These recommendations will help with weight loss, but it will help reduce inflammation in your body and balance your hormones, too.
However, if you’ve tried all the methods mentioned above and still have symptoms, it is advisable to consult a physician who is able to interpret laboratory studies of thyroid.
Consult your doctor for these blood tests:
– TSH -. If your TSH is> 2, then you are hypothyroidism, but TSH <2 does not mean that your thyroid is normal
– FT4 -. This parameter should be in the top 1/3 of normal range
– Free T3 -. This parameter also should be in the top 1/3 of normal range
– Free to reverse T3 ratio t3 -. This parameter must be> 0.2
– reverse T3 – must be <15.
-. Thyroid antibodies, ie antibodies thyroglobulin and antibodies against thyroid peroxidase
– sex hormone-binding globulin – must be> 70 in women and> 30 in men
most likely your doctor will use the reference varies from the lab gives them to determine whether their laboratories are normal or not.
You should know that there is a difference between normal and optimal values. That is, the values listed above are what we consider to be optimal ranges and where patients who feel well fall under.
Therefore, in the event that is outside the normal range, you definitely have thyroid problems. But if they fall outside the optimal range and have symptoms, you are probably experiencing thyroid problems.
Also, it is possible to have optimum ranges and still be hypothyroid.
The main reason for this is, what is the level of your body feels the best in it is unknown why if you have clear symptoms of hypothyroidism, it is advisable to start a trial of thyroid hormone.
For example, see the following table:
The patient has thyroid hormone resistance when the ratio of free T3 t3 in this case is 3.5 / 18.8 = 0.18 / backward is calculated.
Namely, this patient has actually pre diabetes and various symptoms of hypothyroidism and responded very well to thyroid hormone T3, very well with a decrease in blood sugar and increased of weight loss.
But do not let your doctor tell their laboratories are normal if you experience some of the symptoms.
What can be done if it is already on thyroid medication, but still experiencing symptoms?
In this case, there is a great possibility that you are being inadequately treated, or are treated with the wrong type of medication.
These are the average doses of thyroid medication that are necessary for the elimination of symptoms:
– Armour thyroid or combination of T4 and T3: 2-4 grains or 120-240mg per day
– Synthroid or T4 alone: 200-400 mcg daily
– Cytomel or liothyronine, ie pure T3: 75-125 mcg daily
However, if you still have symptoms of hypothyroidism, such as intolerance to cold, constipation, fatigue, etc., despite being in one of the drugs, then you should look to have your dose increases.
Please note, the doctor should NOT titrate the dose will depend on your TSH as this is what most doctors do.
are more likely to suffer from resistance to thyroid If you experience any of these conditions: depression, resistance to weight loss, fibromyalgia, insulin resistance or diabetes or pre-diabetes, high levels of inflammation, bipolar disorder and chronic fatigue syndrome.
But what if your doctor does not understand?
In this case, it may be time to find a new doctor who understands how to evaluate thyroid function properly.
What is more, some useful information on issues related to the thyroid can be found in the following places:
– National Academy hypothyroidism
– support group on Facebook hypothyroid
– stop the thyroid madness