Thyroid Dysfunction Facts
- 27 million americans have overactive or underactive thyroid glands.
- Half of those are undiagnosed.
- 8/10 of those with thyroid disease are women.
- Women are 5-8 times more likely than men to suffer hypothyroidism.
- Population risk for developing thyroid disease is 4.5%.
- Those with diabetes or immediately related to someone with diabetes have a 15-20% risk of developing thyroid disease.
What Is Thyroid Disease
Physiological dysfunction that results in the thyroid gland either overworking or underworking its role in the body.
There are multiple types of thyroid disease, most kinds result in decrease thyroid function and decreased metabolism and in most cases synonymous with weight gain.
Proper Thyroid Function
Proper communication between the brain and the thyroid
Nutrients and fuel for thyroid to produce thyroid hormone
Proper transformation between T3 and T4 hormones. Think of T4 as the reserve thyroid hormone and T3 is the active thyroid hormone, when more active hormone is needed, T4 is turned into T3.
Thyroid Dysfunction Stems From Underlying Problems
Suppressed Signaling From The Brain
Improper Systemic Environment For Thyroid Hormone
How To Handle Thyroid Dysfunction
Improve Nutrient Gaps
Repair Digestive System and Balance Immune System
Improve Higher Functions To Better Communicate With Thyroid
Rebuild Bodies Infrastructure Of Enzymes And Proteins To Support Healthy Thyroid Hormone Function