There was an old man who wanted medical advice. He was very fat and had become very slow. The thyroid and testosterone levels were very low. He was suffering from chronic eczema. There was too much itching on his body due to which he could not sleep. So he walked into the office of MD Erika Schwartz to seek help. They looked at his medical records and asked him to see a cardiologist.
Once they reached the cardiologist, he was asked to stop taking certain medications that could be the cause of eczema. But the doctor was too rude and they couldn’t talk to him any further because he just hung up.
Dr. Scwartz then told of a plan to the old man and he decided to follow it. As part of the plan, he was being given medicines to boost his thyroid. They also would stop his cholesterol medicines. This would improve hormonal levels. But the old man got scared that his would lead him to a heart attack. He was convinced that this wouldn’t happen.
The thyroid gland produces its hormones. It is an endocrine gland in the shape of butterfly. It is found in the lower front neck. It produces 2 hormones called T3 and T4 commonly. Scientifically, they are known as triiodothyronine and thyroxine respectively. T4 gets converted to active T3 after passing to the bloodstream. The regulation of energy and metabolism is controlled by the thyroid. They also help in the proper functioning of heart and liver.
The most frequent thyroid problems are hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid. The reasons could be internal or external. External factors could be Hashimoto’s disease where the immune system attacks the thyroid gland.
Its symptoms are weight gain, hair loss, tiredness, dry skin, brittle nails, irregular body temperatures. Depression, mood swings, perplexes, brain fog could also occur. Many doctors don’t think of thyroid imbalance and give drugs thinking of other causes.
The standard test for thyroid is the thyroid stimulating hormone or TSH test. It is faulty. When they test for TSH, it does not show the amount of the hormone in the blood. Moreover, the pituitary hormone stimulates the thyroid to release more TSH. Thus, those who have fewer thyroids are not diagnosed. It looks normal in the test. This way, people are not being diagnosed properly.
It would thus be better to measure the amount of T3 and T4 in the blood. It is also important to see whether T4 has been converted to the active T3 form or not.
Dr. Schwartz treats people from 16 to 94 using a holistic theory. She looks after everything including diet, exercise, medications, stress, etc. this method of treatment is more successful.
The relationship between the above mentioned factors is important to understand and treat thyroid problems.
The world has become toxic today. Our lifestyles have changed a lot. Out of everything else, mould and mycotoxins are the most toxic causing agents today.
Hyperthyroidism causes the release of many hormones. It can lead to excessive heat being produced and weight loss. One should always be proactive. Take care of diet, exercise, relationships and work.
Always think about the food you eat, the water you drink, sunlight, sleep, exercise and medications you take.
Also think about all the electronics you use today. Don’t sleep with the TV on. Think about this before seeing your doctor. All these factors could play a major role in your health.
Joseph Mercola is a well knonw doctor in the US. He says he has only one thing to tell all his patients. They should improve their lifestyle. He also agrees to Dr. Schwartz. Good health is achieved by a lot of factors. But people can control it by themselves only. People should look at all options around them and choose what is best for them. They can also consult doctors and experts for advice. Your thinking and mindset are responsible for your health.