This is your hormonal system

The thyroid

Our best known endocrine gland is the thyroid. The fact that half of the population has thyroid problems, most of which are undiagnosed or abused, is less well known.

The thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland near the Adam's apple, controls your metabolism and affects everything else. You may know about weight problems, hair loss, brain fog, depression, extreme fatigue, etc. that accompany a below-average thyroid. Some of you feel like you are living on the edge of an overactive thyroid.

Hyper and Hypo have many of the same symptoms, but Hypo people generally feel like a piece of porridge that doesn't want to move, while Hyper people feel tired but wired up.

One sure thing about thyroid problems is that you never miss a load of symptoms. In a reference book alone, over 300 symptoms of hypothyroidism were listed. So is it any wonder that doctors don't want to hear about it?

Doctors prefer blood tests to symptoms. This is not a surprise as they only have a few minutes per visit to understand things. Who could complain if the tests worked? What they don't do

The gold standard test - the TSH - came to us on the basis of coordination between endocrinologists and not scientists. They keep moving the goalposts so that everything goes well, but this doggon test will not cooperate. It does not matter. Full speed. And millions of people hang out in life because the doctors don't listen to their symptoms and “fail” in the TSH test.

A form of hypothyroidism inherited from mothers never passes TSH or any other test. The so-called type 2 hypothyroidism affects the symptoms. The tests have nothing to do with anything, so these patients, perhaps the majority of patients with hypothyroidism, remain untreated.

Weak thyroid function, regardless of the cause, leads to heart attack, fibromyalgia, autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, adrenal insufficiency, etc. Of course, all of this adds up to the stack of symptoms you start with.

Thyroid problems require quick and appropriate treatment to save the day. The TSH test guarantees that most people will not get it.

Even worse, when doctors treat hypothyroidism, they make the problem worse by treating it with Synthroid or one of its ugly cousins. Our body doesn't like plastics that don't look like the original, and the synthetic thyroid, which lacks four of the five parts of the natural thyroid, doesn't look like the original. And it triggers allergic reactions in many people.

So you won't feel better, but your doctor will tell you that you are fine, or he will prescribe an antidepressant that will not help you.

What if your thyroid is overactive? Doctors usually remove the overactive thyroid glands so that patients can have hypothyroidism and receive standard sham treatment. Then they long for the boundary in which they lived.

Did you know that iodoral (iodine / iodide) (Lugol's solution is the liquid version) reverses hyperthyroidism? Also helps a ton of hypothyroidism. But the doctors will warn you never to take iodine for fear of killing yourself. Sigh. Well, at least they're right about iodized salt; Who doesn't have such a good track record.

I have faced this chaos almost all my life. The difficult sled does not begin to describe it.

But this information age opens the door to good information. Including more than thirty years of research.

Hypothyroidism - Are two very similar but different molecules called T4 and T3 missing?

Two powerful and important molecules travel through our bloodstream and affect every part of the body at the cellular level. These are the two hormones formed in the thyroid gland, both of which are built on the same amino acid and have an almost identical structure. They are called thyroxine and triiodothyronine. Don't ignore it. They are simply abbreviated to T4 and T3. The difference: T4 has four iodine atoms, T3 only three, hence the name. These molecules can also be made in the laboratory to make drugs like Synthroid (synthetic T4). They also produce animals.

T4 is more common and makes up about 80% of thyroid production, while T3 only makes up 20% but is about four times as strong. In addition, T3 is the "active" hormone that the body really needs and needs.

T3 is responsible for a variety of vital functions and influences almost all physiological processes. This includes growth, development, heart rate, metabolism and body temperature. But T3 lives hard and dies young; The half-life is approximately 2.5 days. T4 has a stabilizing effect with a longer half-life of 5 to 7 days. While T3 is busy going through the blood that takes care of every cell in the body directly, T4 plays an indirect role as a reservoir of T3 by continuously converting to T3 in the liver and other tissues. This process occurs when enzymes called deiodinase remove one iodine atom from each T4 molecule. This ensures a constant and measured supply of T3 to the body cells, regardless of what the thyroid secretes directly.

If your thyroid doesn't pump these two important hormones enough, you have a condition called hypothyroidism. This problem is also called underactive thyroid. These hormones are vital for the cells in your body and directly control a variety of vital body functions.

Your quality of life can be significantly affected by an underactive thyroid. In the most severe cases (very rare), a person can die from this disease. It is a complication called Myxedema Coma. Don't worry if you can read this, there is probably no risk of coma myxedema, but it is the end result of the body that is constantly depriving of essential thyroid hormones.

The symptoms of an underactive thyroid and the intensity of the symptoms vary between individuals, often depending on the degree to which your thyroid is "underactive". In many cases, the underactive thyroid gradually begins. You may not know that you are sick. The symptoms may be subtle, but once they are recognized there is no doubt that your body is deficient in T4 and T3.

Some symptoms are:

-A grayish appearance; A pale ash detonated your skin and you look like death has warmed up. You may not notice it, but once you have recovered and have an overactive thyroid (normal thyroid hormone level), you will look at pictures of yourself from your underactive thyroid days and will not believe your eyes.

- Bags that are particularly visible on the face and make you look heavier than you.

- gaining weight because your metabolism has slowed down.

-Dry skin

- Brittle hair


Constipation or hard stools.

- Feel cold, especially at night; you need more blankets than the others.

- Cold hands

Loss of patience, lively, slightly excited. This is because your coping skills weaken as your body tries to deal with its own inner problem.

-You do not feel well. It takes all of your energy to exist.