Human Thyroid Dysfunctions

A person usually has hypothyroidism when they have an under active thyroid which results from insufficient production of the thyroid hormone. The most common symptoms of this condition include constipation, weight gain, fatigue, low blood pressure body pain, depression, fluid retention, and more.

Another thyroid dysfunction is what’s known as hyperthyroidism, which results from an oversupply of thyroid hormone, causing rapid metabolism. Some common symptoms of this condition include diarrhea, rapid weight loss, insomnia, anxiety, high blood pressure, vision disturbances and bulging/eye sensitivity and more.

A person is also considered having hypothyroid as a result of being treated with radioactive iodine or the thyroid being surgically removed and is now taking a thyroid replacement hormone. Leading experts in hormonal health outline their approach to achieving optimal treatment for the condition hypothyroidism, stating that the proper care for hypothyroidism begins when a proper diagnosis is given and follows with a process of supplementation for success in intracellular thyroid activity.

Experts also feel that proper treatment is dependant on understanding thyroid function. There are tests given that detect thyroid dysfunction when the problem is the thyroid gland. Hypothyroidism is typically the diagnoses when there are problems with the thyroid gland, however with additional testing there may be diagnosis other causes of low tissue or sub-optimal thyroid activity such as:

•   Problems with cellular transport
•   Pituitary and hypothalamus dysfunction
•   Increases with formation of T3
•   Poor T3 and T4 conversion
•   Blockage of thyroid receptor

Two diseases that have a direct effect on the thyroid are Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s disease. A person gets Hashimoto’s disease as a result of having hypothyroidism.  It may mirror some of the same symptoms, however, there are occasions when as the thyroid fails, comes back to life and temporarily becomes overactive, which is characterized by what is known as Hashitoxicosis. Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disease that can cause the thyroid to become overactive. This condition is known as hyperthyroidism. Some supplements and medications, viral infections of the thyroid, Toxic modules and other things can also cause hyperthyroidism.

If you, or someone you know is suffering from any or all of the symptoms listed above, please go see your local doctor or physician right away.  Tell them which of these symptoms you are suffering from and ask to have your thyroid tested for any dysfunctions.  Once you are properly diagnosed, treatment options are available.  You deserve to feel better.

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