• Is My Thyroid to Blame?

    by Dr. Jeanette Altieri
    on Jan 13th, 2014

Could My Thyroid Be The Reason Why I’m Tired All The Time and Don’t Feel Well?

Yes! You may be one of the 30 million Americans who have a thyroid problem, and you may not even know it. When your thyroid doesn’t function, it can affect every aspect of your health, in particular, weight, depression and energy levels. Most thyroid conditions occur because of a problem somewhere other than the thyroid gland itself. Hormone levels, such as of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), T3 and T4 can appear normal, but may not be in balance or working correctly. Since they are all tied together and in constant communication with the brain explains why an “unhappy thyroid” can be associated with so many different symptoms and diseases.

If My Blood Work is Normal, Why Do I Still Not Feel Well?

There are 3 possible reasons for this:

  1. T4 hormone doesn’t convert to the active hormone T3.
  2. Active T3 can’t be used in the cell because of its receptors are dulled.
  3. You could potentially have an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s Disease

Stress is the greatest reasons for T4 not to convert to T3. These two hormones, T3 and T4 are what control the metabolism of every cell in your body. But their delicate balance can be disrupted by nutritional deficiencies, toxins, allergens, infections and stress. Checking your adrenal glands to see how well your body is adapting to stress is another important step.

Active T3 hormone is critically important because it tells your DNA via your cells to turn up your metabolism by burning fat, which helps lower cholesterol and keeps you healthy.If the cell receptors are not functioning, Active T3 cannot be used which causes the whole system to suffer.

Hashimoto’s Disease is an autoimmune condition where the body is attacking itself. An estimated 80% of thyroid conditions are autoimmune related. Unfortunately most of these go undiagnosed because doctors often do not order the correct blood work for autoimmune thyroid function.

Can My Diet Be the Cause of My Thyroid Problem?
Yes. Food Intolerance can cause inflammation and gastrointestinal problems such as I.B.S., Crohn’s, Celiac and leaky gut, which allow foreign proteins to cross through the gut lining causing an immune system malfunction.

How Can I Heal My Body, Increase My Energy and Start Feeling Better?
The first step is to schedule an in-depth consultation with one of our trained team of professionals. Let us perform the proper testing to determine the hidden, underlying cause of your fatigue and thyroid issues. By evaluating the areas which are contributing to your poor health, we will make recommendations to help you get back to feeling your best. Call our Lawrenceville office to get started. 770-513-8922.

Author Dr. Jeanette Altieri Dr. Jeanette Altieri is a licensed Chiropractor serving the Lawrenceville community for more than 20 years.She is certified in the Webster technique, a safe and gentle technique for turning breech babies, with specialty areas in Nutrition, Pediatrics, and Pregnancy. She is an international speaker, speaking to chiropractors, their families and staff about the care of infants, children, pregnancy and motivation. She also co-hosted a local radio talk show, “Health Talk,” to help educate people on the benefits of alternative therapies and wellness.

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