The Thyroid at a glance
March 7, 2024
Dr Jessica Leske | Hopeopath | Iridologist

Jessica Leske

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid):

  • Fatigue/Tiredness
  • Increased sensitivity to cold
  • Constipation
  • Dry skin
  • Weight gain
  • Puffy face
  • Hoarseness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Elevated blood cholesterol level
  • Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness
  • Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints
  • Heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods
  • Thinning hair
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Depression
  • Impaired memory
  • Enlarged thyroid gland (goiter)

How Stress and Adrenal Fatigue Affects Thyroid Function:

Cortisol (a stress hormone) plays a very important role for normal thyroid function; cortisol raises your cellular level of glucose (sugar) which works with your cell receptors, ATP and mitochondria to receive T3 from the blood to the cells. A dysfunctional adrenal/HPA axis can result in high amounts of thyroid hormones building up in the blood, which makes T3 labs look high within range with continuing hypothyroid symptoms.

Factors that SUPPORT Thyroid Hormone Production:

  • Iron
  • Iodine
  • Tyrosine
  • Zinc
  • Selenium
  • Vitamin D
  • B-Vitamins

Factors that INHIBIT Thyroid Hormone Production:

  • Stress
  • Infections
  • Trauma
  • Medications
  • Radiation
  • Fluoride
  • High estrogen
  • Autoimmunity – coeliac disease

Factors that Improve Cellular Sensitivity to Thyroid Hormones:

  • Vitamin A
  • Zinc
  • Exercise

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