When low thyroid function sneaks up on you

In this video, I explain how malfunctions that are present in the body like the digestive system, the liver, other hormone imbalances and nutrient deficiencies can contribute to symptoms of low thyroid function. The symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, depression, constipation and hair loss. Many women get low thyroid function as they age because of estrogen dominance.

While primary treatments of hypothyroidism usually involve adding thyroid hormones such as Levothyroxine or Armour thyroid, it may not address the root cause if the low thyroid function can be caused by other malfunctions in the body. This explains why I help people restore normal functions in all body systems rather than focusing on symptoms, diagnoses or even a few specific lab numbers. When everything functions correctly, there will be no symptoms. In the case that hypothyroidism was caused by autoimmune attacks on the thyroid, or Hashimoto’s, intestinal permeability or leaky gut plays a big role (check out this review paper for scientific evidences).

I also discuss the reasons why many lab tests come back “normal” even though you know something is wrong.

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