Auto-immunity is overlooked or mistreated. This is VERY IMPORTANT if you are to get better. Every thyroid patient who comes to my clinic has similar underlying causes, they are:
1. Auto-immunity, 2. Blood sugar dysregulation, 3. Anemia, 4. Gut and Liver dysfunction, 5. Fatty acid metabolism dysfunction.
Auto-Immunity is at the top because it trumps everything else. When your own immune system goes out of control, it launches attacks on your own body’s tissues! Thyroid Disease if often left off the list of auto-immune diagnosis and frankly, I’m glad it is left off the list. Why?
The medical answer for auto-immune conditions is steroids, and that’s the last thing your thyroid needs. However, the majority of patients that I see with thyroid disease have an underlying auto-immune disorder. What happens then? The immune system most commonly attacks the thyroid- causing slow metabolism and blood sugar imbalance, your adrenal glands- causing chronic fatigue, and nerve problems- typically neuropathies like numb, cold hands and feet.
Until we run the right lab and clinical tests to know that this is the problem, we won’t have all the info to get you better as quickly as possible.