Hypothyroidism a common condition in many women - combine medical treatment with herbal supplementation
Posted Aug 20 2009 8:30am
Hypothyroidism is more common than one might expect.
Currently, hypothyroidism is the most common pathological condition related to a hormone deficiency. It is estimated that 3-5% of the entire population suffers from some form of this condition. Getting to the root of this deficiency is critical as many conditions can arise if hypothyroidism is not definitively diagnosed. Today, medical treatments for hypothyroidism are geared towards hormone replacement.
Although chances are you will eventually require replacement hormone medications, this does not mean that you should neglect the fact that your thyroid gland has nutritional needs of its own.
Thyax has been developed for this purpose.
Thyax supplies the body with the nutrients needed by the pituitary gland to activate the production of sufficient amounts of circulating thyroid hormone, thereby allowing for normal functioning of the thyroid to take place.
If I'm currently taking synthetic medications for my thyroid problem, will Thyax still help?
Yes. Because Thyax is not a drug, the risk for interaction is extremely minimal. Thyax works to support the health of your thyroid gland by adding those nutrients needed by the thyroid for optimal functioning. In fact, most of our customers use Thyax as an adjunct to their existing treatment protocols. However, Progressive Health always recommends speaking with your health care provider before making any nutritional modifications while taking prescription medications.
In one study of children who exhibited symptoms of hypothyroidism, a deficiency of selenium was recognized.
After Selenium supplementation, hormone levels returned to normal and symptoms disappeared. Another study found that a low T3/T4 ratio in healthy elderly subjects could be corrected by supplementation with selenium. [ Full Article ]
HOWDo I Boost My Thyroid?
The most common treatments for hypothyroidism are prescription medications. Existing as synthetic thyroid hormone, these popular medicines are intended to replace the T4 hormone, which the body naturally produces.
However, many patients have failed to respond to such treatments. Many physicians point to the lack of T3 in such medicines as the cause for little or no symptom relief in a large number of persons with hypothyroidism. Because of this, a growing number of individuals within the medical community have supported the use of natural or alternative therapies for hypothyroidism support.
Alternative Treatment - Thyax:
As mentioned, the thyroid does require its own nutritional support for optimal health. Thyax accomplishes this by supplementing nutrients into the body that can support thyroid functioning on a permanent basis.
B vitamins are essential for energy production, mood, nervous system function and wound healing.
One of the main complaints of hypothyroidism is fatigue, which is mostly caused by low levels of thyroid hormone, but may also be the result of low B vitamin status.
Tyrosine is required for synthesis of thyroid hormones, and deficiency of phenylalanine and L-tyrosine has been associated with hypothyroidism (1).
As a precursor to the amino acid tyrosine, phenylalanine plays an important role in thyroid function. Deficiency of phenylalanine and L-tyrosine has been associated with hypothyroidism.
Iodine is a trace element that is required for thyroid hormone synthesis.
Deficiency of iodine causes goiter, thyrotoxicosis and developmental disorders in children (8,9).
Even mild iodine deficiency can result in hypothyroidism and thyroid disorders, especially in at risk populations (10).
By stimulating the thyroid with natural components, Thyax may help restore normal thyroid hormone levels, relieve hypothyroidism symptoms, and reverse of any metabolic abnormalities associated with lowered thyroid hormone levels