By Dr. Inge Wetzel
Your thyroid gland secretes a number of thyroid hormones that regulate, among other things, your metabolism. This is why a condition known as hyperthyroidism, is typified by a fast heartbeat, insomnia, irritability, nervousness, excess sweating, frequent bowel movements, and intolerance to heat. Things are accelerated.
On the other side there is hypothyroidism, with symptoms of fatigue, gradual weight gain, constipation, dry skin, depression, difficulty concentrating, hair loss, low blood pressure, cold extremities and being cold natured, difficulty swallowing pills, low sexdrive, menstrual problems, brittle fingernails, ringing in the ears, osteoporosis, high cholesterol or tryglycerides. The low blood pressure can eventually lead to high blood pressure, due to weight gain and stress.
The thyroid usually also affects the heart, pancreas and urinary system.
SO YOU HAD A BLOOD TEST!!!
In my practice I see that about 80% or more of the people who come into my office have thyroid problems. The ratios for your blood test are taken from the average Americans, so usually you will fall in the “normal” range.
Most physicians ignore the symptoms, because the worship the laboratory tests. People who do take drugs like synthroid still only get the T4 hormone and still suffer from weight gain and heart problems etc. Ask your physician to prescribe natural thyroid (which needs to be taken with amino acids ) and contains all the natural thyroid hormones. (Journal of the American Medical Assn. Oct. 1989). We do not suggest that people stay on these glandulars for more than two months at a time. If your physician does not agree, contact us.
In the meantime, support your thyroid with KC-X, TS-II, and magnesium along with SKL plus CA ATC (the best absorbable calcium comb.) to avoid osteoporosis. You will need this even if you take prescription drugs, because the drugs do not nurture the thyroid, and without iodine you cannot metabolize calcium.