Studies show that over 20 milion citizens of United States have a thyroid problem, even some people without to know that they do. The thyroid is a gland found in the center of your neck and has major role in all body functions, so if your thyroid is not running well, then you have a really big health problem.
These are the 10 indicators that you could have an under-active thyroid:
- Weight gain or the failure to get more fit.
- Hormone imbalances, for example, PMS, infertility and low sex drive
- Exhaustion after sleeping 8 to 10 hours a night or having to take a nap daily.
- Emotional episodes, anxiety or depression.
- Mind issues, for example, mind fog, poor concentration or poor memory.
- Muscle agony, joint torment, carpal tunnel disorder, or tendonitis.
- Neck swelling, snoring or dry voice.
- Cool hands and feet, feeling icy when others are not, or having a body temperature reliably beneath 98.5F
- Dry or breaking skin, fragile nails and unreasonable male pattern baldness.
Why is hypothyroidism so under diagnosed in the USA?
Diverse side effects of thyroid imbalance are ambiguous and most MDs spend just a couple of minutes chatting with patients to deal with the reason for their disagreement.
MOST DOCTORS USE ONLY ONE OR TWO TESTS
Most traditional specialists apply one or two tests (TSH and T4) to screen for issues. They are not checking FT3, RT3 or thyroid antibodies.
As opposed to listening to their patients manifestations, they apply “ideal” lab qualities as their guide.
Best lab tests which determine if you have a thyroid problem.
- Free T4
- Free T3
- Reverse T3
- Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies (TPOAb)
- Thyroglobulin Antibodies (TgAb)
‘Optimal’ lab values for thyroid tests.
- TSH 1-2 UIU/ML or lower (Armour or compounded T3 can artificially suppress TSH)
- FT4 >1.1 NG/DL
- FT3 > 3.2 PG/ML
- RT3 less than a 10:1 ratio RT3:FT3
- TPO –
- TgAb – < 4 IU/ML or negative
10 things you can do to improve your thyroid function.
- Find a good specialist and have them run the above research facility test.
- Make sure you are taking a high quality multivitamin with Iodine, Zinc, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin D and B vitamins.
- Take a tyrosine and iodine supplement to help with the FT4 to FT3 change.
- Get 8 to 10 hours of rest a night.
- Go gluten-free, make an attempt at going totally grain and legume free.
- Get fluoride, bromide and chlorine out of your eating menu and environment.
- Manage your anxiety and backing your adrenal organs. Therapeutic yoga and adaptogenic herbs are recommended!