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Adrenal Fatigue and Hypothyroidism

Posted Aug 25 2008 3:40pm 1 Comment
When it comes to Lyme, many folks suffer hypothyroidism alongside adrenal fatigue.

But did you know that adrenal fatigue can be the reason for your hypothyroidism?

Yet, it's usually treatment of the former which is given greater attention.

The truth is, cortisol, one of the primary adrenal hormones, is required for thyroid hormone uptake into the cells. So if you're supplementing your thyroid with synthetic or natural thyroid hormone, you may remain hypothyroid, because, in the absence of cortisol, all that thyroid simply floats around your bloodstream, where it goes unused by the body.

Further, thyroid hormone tests are inadequate for determining how much thyroid your body is using, because they only measure how much hormone circulates in the bloodstream. They don't measure what the cells are able to uptake.

By treating the adrenal glands so that cortisol production is increased, some folks have actually found that they are able to reduce the amount of thyroid hormone they take. This is great news for anyone who is frustrated by a sluggish thyroid that refuses to respond to increased dosages of thyroid hormone.
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Hi. I've had Hypothyroidism for over 3 years now, and been taking medication regularly. Recently I've had a battery of blood work done, and I have high WBC and low RBC, and also low levels of Protein S. According to my past labwork, and around the same time I was pregnant and diagnosed with Hypothyroidism, is when my blood works tarted showing up this way. Can Hypothyroidism be a pre-curser to auto-immune disorders? I have a bone marrow biopsy tomorrow, can issues with my TDH levels show up in bone marrow?
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