Thyroid Treatment and Thyroid Health

Just like the furnace in your house, your thyroid is used to regulate your body's temperature. Hyperthyroid means your thyroid gland is functioning too low and you will be cold along with all the systems of your body. Your body's systems will work at a reduced state because the enzymes of the body need to be at 98.6 degrees F to function properly. Once your body temperature is below this normal range, it will negatively affect all other systems, glands, and organs. The reverse, when your thyroid gland is functioning too high will result in the body temperature alternative between hot and cold. This is known as hyperthyroid, Graves, and Hashimoto's. In any of these conditions, the immune system is stressed and this will lead to significant health disorders.

The best scenario is a balanced thyroid gland with normal thyroid hormone secretion. Let's take a look at some of the major influences on thyroid functions where it's important to know that the thyroid gland is affected by many other glands, organs, and systems.

The nervous system that includes the brain, brainstem, spinal cord, and spinal nerves is the first significant influence that control every other organ, gland and system in the body. The master hormonal gland that regulates thyroid function is called the hypothalamus.

The immune system is next and when overly active is called autoimmune. Grave's disease and Hashimoto's are autoimmune thyroid diseases. An underactive immune system can cause thyroid cancer.

The hormonal system is the brain via the hypothalamus directly controlling the pituitary gland function. The gland directly controls most all hormonal gland secretions including the thyroid gland. All the following have to be in balance to heal the thyroid: pituitary, thyroid, thymus, pancreas, and adrenals.

The digestive system when properly working can lead to malabsorption and deficiency, along with the toxic build up. These are all adverse effects on the thyroid gland functions and will never heal or be in optimum health if your digestive system is out of balance.

Next is the elimination system. A stressed thyroid will cause this system to be overburdened and not allow proper detoxification to move the chemicals and toxins out of your body.

The biochemical system, unless balanced with correct diet customized for one's individual biochemistry, can't properly heal the thyroid. Iodine is needed for the thyroid to produce thyroid hormones. Too much iodine will lead to hyperthyroid condition or autoimmune thyroid. Too little and this can lead to hypothyroid or goiter. Balance is required to keep the body and thyroid gland in health.

Next is the mental/emotional state which causes stress in the hormonal system and causes thyroid conditions to remain active. Overly active adrenal glands secret cortisol due to perceived stress and inhibit the thyroid function.


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