Posts in Hormones
How Estrogen and Progesterone Impact Your Thyroid Hormones

If you are like many women, managing your hypothyroidism has been difficult. Your thyroid medication hasn’t really made you feel better and you wonder if you really need to be on it for the rest of your life. You wonder why your thyroid is having trouble making enough hormones and what else might be going on in your body to explain everything.

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The Thyroid-Adrenal Connection

The hormones from your thyroid interact with the hormones from your adrenal gland. The hormones from your adrenal gland impact the way your thyroid functions. They exist in a balance. When one is out of balance, the other usually follows. So often to restore balance to the thyroid, we have to restore balance to the adrenal glands first. Or vice versa.

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Understanding Your Thyroid Labs through Integrative Medicine

You see, conventional medicine doesn't teach doctors how to properly assess thyroid function. They only teach doctors how to detect severe thyroid dysfunction. Because it is only when thyroid dysfunction is severe that conventional medicine can treat it (with drugs and surgery). Conventional medicine is not interested in knowing when your thyroid dysfunction is mild or moderate because they can do nothing to help you. So most doctors are not interested in looking for a problem if they can't fix it. So they don't run the right tests.

But lucky for you, there are doctors, such as myself, that know how to detect and treat all stages of thyroid dysfunction.

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