Thyroid Issues / Hypothyroidism
Carine Pieterse - Natural Health - Brisbane
Thyroid Issue Professional in Brisbane
Have you had thyroid tested, but the blood results came back normal, and you just know that something isn't right?
The problem may be that a lot of times the standard blood tests are not necessarily comprehensive enough, and you may have an undiagnosed underactive thyroid. Or Hashimoto's disease, an autoimmune condition that leads to an underactive thyroid. The thyroid produces vital hormones including TSH, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) that have an enormous impact on your health—affecting all aspects of your metabolism, vital functions, including body temperature and heart rate.
Hashimoto's disease is an inflammatory condition that develops when cells in your immune system mistakenly attack the thyroid gland, leading to inflammation and reduced function of the thyroid gland.
Why does this happen? The thyroid gland is very much reliant on certain nutrients to function correctly, and it is susceptible to chemicals and toxins.
These are some of the main reasons why Hashimoto's can develop:
- Leaky gut/Dysbiosis
- Chronic inflammation
- Nutritional deficiency
- Chemical and toxin exposure
- Immune dysregulation
- Physical or emotional stress
While not all people with an underactive thyroid necessarily have Hashimoto's disease, thyroid conditions are problematic, and there is a big difference between a result just being in the normal range and a result being optimal.
Signs and symptoms of Hypothyroidism may include:
- Poor memory, brain fog and difficulty to concentrate
- Poor motivation, feeling depressed or downWeight gain (unexplained)
- Water retention – feeling puffy and swollen
- Muscles feeling weak or peripheral neuropathy
- Feeling cold easily
- Dry, rough skin
- Menstrual irregularities (ovulation interference, impaired fertility)
Causes of a Hypothyroidism can include:
- An imbalance in biochemistry in your body
- Autoimmune diseaseRadiation therapyCertain medications
- Thyroid surgery
- Pituitary disorder
- Iodine deficiency
- History of exposure to chemicals or heavy metals – this can play a role in leading to the autoimmune component of Hypothyroidism, which is Hashimoto's disease.
How to resolve thyroid issues or Hypothyroidism?
As a thyroid issue specialist and hypothyroidism specialist, Carine Pieterse Natural Health can diagnose your symptoms to determine if you are suffering from this debilitating imbalance.
Carine Pieterse Natural Health has treated many cases of Hashimoto's disease and Hypothyroidism successfully and has a particular interest in treating thyroid conditions. With a combination of taking a thorough history and doing a comprehensive thyroid profile test as well as looking at the nutrients necessary for the thyroid, Carine will be able to give you a clear answer of the underlying cause.
A treatment and lifestyle plan will be formulated based on the findings. This may include:
- Modulating immune system
- Repairing gut
- Correcting nutritional deficiencies
- Dietary advice
- Stress management techniques
- Finding the source of, and reducing chemical/toxin exposure
Carine will research, investigate and diagnose your symptoms, history, look holistically at your unique full symptom picture to establish which areas need attention first so your functioning can be restored, and you can enjoy life again.
There is hope!
Effects of Thyroid Issues or Hypothyroidism may include:
Triiodothyronine (T3) imbalance | Thyroxine (T4) imbalance | Metabolic Imbalance |Fatigue | Poor Memory | Brain Fog | Weight Gain | Unable to Concentrate | Depression | Lack of Motivation | Water Retention | Weak Muscles | Peripheral Neuropathy |Sensitive to Cold | Tiredness | Slow Movements and Thoughts | Muscle Aches | Muscle Weakness | Muscle Cramps | Dry and Scaly Skin | Brittle Hair and Nails | Loss of Libido | Pain | Numbness | Memory Problems | Thinning Eyebrows | Anaemia | Menstrual Problems | Infertility