Saturday, July 01, 2006


Despite the sensitivity of all the tests the doctors
can give a patient today, a mildly low thyroid person
can still appear normal on paper.

I cannot tell you how many people who write to me and
tell me of all their symptoms that are clearly hypothyroid.
They complain that no doctors will help them, that all the
tests they take come up "normal", but still they suffer
tremendously with symptoms daily.

Why is it that so many people who need some thyroid
hormone simply cannot get it from their doctor?

Dr. Richard Shames of "Thyroid Power" believes one reason
so "many people cannot get thyroid therapy is because many physicians are not aware of the excessive prevalence of low thyroid in the population, or of its collective toll on the
nation's health". The Mayo Clinic has determined that as much as 10 percent of the population suffer from thyroid problems and it appears to be on the increase.

Every thyroid patient has a list of symptoms and complaints that may seem unrelated and even excessive to their doctor.
For example, my symptoms included severe fatigue, ovarian cysts and endometriosis, occasional anxiety, being cold all
the time, some brain fog and other minor symptoms, but nothing was life threatening really, so it didn't grab my gyno's attention.

When I was being diagnosed with endometriosis, the only answer they had for me was "We don't know what
causes this. All we can do is cut it out and give you
Lupron to stop the bleeding". The mentality was and still is, "Just cut that out and things will get better." Got a tumor?
Poison it or cut it out. Feeling some anxiety and a little depression? Here, take this anti-depressant!

Many doctors respond only to tests that reveal evidence of life threatening diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart attacks and the like. When your symptoms are mild and not going to kill you quickly, your doctor may not respond. Many people have told me that their doctors just think they are nuts and they themselves started to believe it. How tragic!

The truth of the matter is that thyroid disease does kill, but very slowly. There were days back a few months ago that I was so tired, that I did feel like I was dying. Those of you who suffer from fatigue know what I mean. Thyroid disease does kill, and if you are hypothyroid, you may develop all sorts of diseases like heart disease, cancer, diabetes if you do not receive treatment. It does not happen overnight, but it does happen.

Thyroid disease can be treated. First you need to stop stressing your body, and start eating healthy foods. Diet, exercise and reducing your stress level will start your recovery. Some people have stressed their body for too long and require a thyroid hormone. There are synthetic hormones and natural hormones. Natural is always better. In fact, synthetic hormones can cause more problems than they solve.

Without treatment, you are setting yourself up for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and a list of other symptoms like Carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, PMS, infertility, dangerously high cholesterol, severe depression (including suicidal thoughts), obesity, heart failure, stroke, and death. This is about the health of every tissue and organ in your body. Every cell in your body is dependent upon your thyroid.

And if you are of child bearing years, it is very important to
be healthy before you conceive! If you aren't healthy you are
also setting your child up for health problems down the road.

by Victoria

Have you ever tried natural thyroid ? My mom is already 70 years old and she has thyroid problem like yours. She is doing very well with it!
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