Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism

Introduction

You may have heard someone, usually female, justify their overweight condition with a comment about their ‘under active thyroid’. You possibly dismissed their excuse, at least to yourself.

However, they were quite possibly correct, as least partly. A significant percentage of the population have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, or
under active thyroid, and the greater number are women, by far.

Researchers also believe a very large number of people, again mostly women, have the condition but have not been formally diagnosed.

The thyroid gland is yet another one of those tiny body parts which has a huge impact on many aspects of our health, but is little thought of until it ceases to function correctly.

Thankfully, the effects of hypothyroidism, which can be extreme, can be greatly overcome by taking replacement hormone supplements. For many sufferers this is a rest-of-their-life scenario, as many thyroid problems are not self-repairing.

That said, there are certainly dietary impacts on thyroid health, some that harm and some that help. This applies to those with existing problems and those who wish to prevent it.

This eBook discusses known and suspected cause, symptoms and natural treatment options that can complement prescribed hormone replacement

Table Of Contents

Disclaimer ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 4
Introduction …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 5
Hypothyroidism – Underactive Thyroid ……………………………………………………….. 6
Critical Thyroid Gland …………………………………………………………………………….. 6
Not Enough Thyroid Hormone …………………………………………………………………. 7
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism………………………………………………………………….. 8
Causes of Hypothyroidism …………………………………………………………………………. 9
Hypothyroidism Causes in Infants, Kids, Teens and Adults …………………………. 10
Autoimmune Diseases ………………………………………………………………………….. 10
Hyperthyroidism Treatment ………………………………………………………………….. 11
Surgery ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 11
Medications ………………………………………………………………………………………… 11
Radiation Therapy ………………………………………………………………………………… 12
Other Causes ………………………………………………………………………………………. 12
What Is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis? ………………………………………………………………. 13
Medical Breakthrough ………………………………………………………………………….. 14
Why The Immune System Attacks the Thyroid …………………………………………. 14
Many Possible Causes …………………………………………………………………………… 15
TSH Levels – Hypothyroidism …………………………………………………………………….. 16
TSH – Thyroid Stimulating Hormone ……………………………………………………….. 16
Thyroid Problems …………………………………………………………………………………. 17
Pituitary Gland Problems ………………………………………………………………………. 18
Is Hypothyroidism Dangerous? …………………………………………………………………. 19
High Cholesterol ………………………………………………………………………………….. 20
Depression ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 21
Infertility and Pregnancy Problems in Women ………………………………………….. 21
Myxedema ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 22
You May Develop Trouble Swallowing or Breathing ………………………………….. 22
Worsening of Other Conditions ……………………………………………………………… 22
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism …………………………………………………………………… 23
When to Get Help ………………………………………………………………………………… 25
Hypothyroidism and Infertility ………………………………………………………………….. 27
How an Under-Performing Thyroid Can Cause Infertility ……………………………. 27
Hypothyroidism – Traditional Treatment and Side Effects ……………………………… 30
Thyroid Hormone Supplementation ……………………………………………………….. 31
Levothyroxine Side-Effects …………………………………………………………………….. 31
Natural Treatments for Hypothyroidism …………………………………………………….. 34
Yoga …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 34
Avoid BPAs ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 36
Do a Heavy Metal Detox ……………………………………………………………………….. 36
Put Down the Cell Phone ………………………………………………………………………. 36
Diet ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 37
Hypothyroidism Diet – Foods to Avoid and Foods to Eat ……………………………….. 38
Stop Eating Junk …………………………………………………………………………………… 38
Eat Protein at Every Meal ……………………………………………………………………… 39
Get More Fat Into Your Body …………………………………………………………………. 39
Supplement if Necessary ………………………………………………………………………. 40
Cut Out The Wheat ………………………………………………………………………………. 41
Get Probiotics Into Your Body ………………………………………………………………… 41
Cut Back on the Carbs …………………………………………………………………………… 41
Cut Out the A1 Casein …………………………………………………………………………… 41
Conclusion …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 42