Bad Thyroid = Bad BRAIN!
Did you know that there are over 40 million thyroid patients in the US, and most of them have some sort of psychological symptom? Not many people make this association, yet more and more people are being diagnosed with psychological disorders when the thyroid can be the culprit.
The thyroid gland controls energy for the body, along with the brain. Your brain weighs, roughly 3 pounds, and it utilizes as much as one-fourth of the body’s energy output, in terms of oxygen consumption and glucose burning.
It your thyroid hormones are out of whack, too high or low, the brain will suffer. Brain function requires a delicate balance of many billions of neurons doing exactly what they are supposed to do, at exactly the proper time. When your thyroid hormone is off, your brain doesn’t know what to do.
How would someone feel if this was occurring? Do any of these psychological conditions ring a bell?
Yes, Dr. King…I have suffered some, or all of those!
I have seen many patients throughout the years that were on anti-depressants/anti-anxiety medications. One thing MOST of them had in common…thyroid gland dysfunction. Many were suffering from the autoimmune condition, Hashimoto’s Disease.
Some of the patients were able to lower their medications, with some coming off of their medications completely once their thyroid hormones were balanced. Yes, I worked hand and hand with their doctor to help them titrate down on the medications. PLEASE…DO NOT stop taking your medications without guidance. I have seen horrible “reactions” when that has happened.
If you happen to be one of those struggling with Hashimoto’s Disease, balancing your hormones has become an uphill battle. I know what you are going through, as many of my family members have Hashimoto’s as well.
Don’t give up HOPE! There is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Over 40 Million Thyroid Patients
I know I mentioned this earlier…but, MY GOODNESS! That is a lot of people that have a thyroid disorder.
If only 10% of those patients suffer from the above physiological disorders…that is a sad number of patients suffering, sometimes needlessly.
I don’t have the reference (research article), but years ago during a functional neurological seminar, I saw statistics on the number of Alzheimer’s Disease patients that, at some point in time, were on anti-depressants/anti-anxiety medications…the number was staggering!!! I am talking high, 90%+ high!
Don’t go bonkers on me, as I am not saying you are going to develop Alzheimer’s Disease if you are on those medications. However, A LOT of Alzheimer’s patients were on those medications at some point in time.
What if, just what if…those medications affected the brain to a point where neurons started to die off sooner than they were supposed to (hint…this does happen)? What if, those medications affected the patient’s personality to the point it was irreversible (hint…this has happened)? What if, just what if…instead of getting on anti-depressants/anti-anxiety medications, a patient’s thyroid gland was looked at, FIRST? And when I say looked at, I mean all 10-thyroid markers. Not just TSH and T3/T4.
Millions of thyroid patients could, possibly, stay off medications that are not needed! How freaking COOL would that be?
Please, DO NOT settle for less than what you deserve in life. If you are not feeling GREAT, and I mean, GREAT, you need to figure out why. And guess what, I tend to be pretty good at helping people figure that out.
Think of your health like a big jigsaw puzzle. All the pieces need to be looked at to figure out what is going on. I can guarantee you this, most traditional, and even alternative, doctors, do NOT look at the body as whole.
If you are struggling with any of the physiological symptoms above, give my staff a call and let’s get to the bottom of it.
HINT…sometimes, the gastro-intestinal tract is the cause, as well. It may not be your thyroid gland.
I look forward to helping you, or a friend/family member, soon!
P.S. – Please don’t keep me a secret! If you feel I have helped you and your family member(s), please share that news with others. Referrals mean the WORLD to me!!! Thank you!