Category: Fatigue

Thyroid Function and Hypothyroidism

Thyroid & Glands

The Thyroid

The Thyroid is the master gland which regulates the other glands, if it is under producing, it will affect the entire metabolism and hormonal system.

The Live Longer Live well program provides a comprehensive panel, and these markers include a TSH, T4 and T3.  Thyroid problems are not always linked to the gland itself, just because a patient has an elevated TSH and a Low T3 does not mean you have a problem.

The Adrenal Glands, Hypothalamus and pancreas all have a direct relationship with the Thyroid. If these other organs and glands are not functioning properly then the master gland will produce less Thyroid hormone and the blood chemistry will reflect with an elevated TSH and depressed T3.

Excessive stress or physical exercise will cause Adrenal problems, if the Adrenal glands are fatigued or stressed, the Thyroid will not let T4 convert into T3. The adrenal glands have to be tested and treated before other problems are resolved.

The Hypothalamus and Pituitary send the neurological message to the Thyroid; low cholesterol will decrease brain function and if there is decreased brain health, the Thyroid will be affected and will decrease Thyroid hormone production.

Blood sugar levels need attention to increase the production of the Thyroid, as insulin resistance and diabetes put enormous stress on the Adrenal glands and Thyroid.  Most times, Thyroid blood chemistry levels will improve as Hypothalamus, Pituitary, and Adrenal glands are addressed properly.

Doctors need to stop pushing Synthyroid (a synthetic drug to mimics thyroid hormone) to normalize the blood levels. The doctor and the patient need to address other areas before diagnosing the Thyroid is the main problem.

Go get a comprehensive blood chemistry panel from a Live Longer Live Well provider. The L3W system will show the patient what organ or gland needs attention. We suggest the conservative approach first before going on life time medication.

L3W Primary Objectives

If your body needs any of the following:
  • Weight Loss
  • Increase Energy
  • Improve Sleep
  • Control Blood Sugar
  • Reduce Stomach Problems
  • Reduce Water Retention
  • Detoxification
  • Reduce Bloating or Excessive gas
  • Repair Organs and Glands
  • Increase Muscle Density while reducing Fat
  • Improve Bowel Function
  • Reduce Sexual Problems
  • Prevent Diabetes
  • Improve Brain Health

Contact your L3W provider to start your individualized program and start feeling better.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

Excessive exercise and stress will tax the adrenals and hinder its testosterone production.

L3W BHRT program analyzes your saliva test result to determine optimum hormone dosages for your body.

Sleep

The number one anti-inflammatory for the body is sleep. Sleeps main function is to cool down the brain. The optimal amount of sleep is 8 hours per night. Short sleep (less then 6 hours) increases risk for obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease and heart attack.

Thyroid

Adrenal fatigue needs to be treated before addressing the Thyroid. If the adrenals are not producing enough cortisol, T4 will not produce T3.  Adrenal fatigue, Hypothalamus and Pituitary issues usually cause Thyroid dysfunction.


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