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Thyroid disorders - Thyroiditis, Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism
Standard Definition

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland fails to function adequately, resulting in reduced levels of thyroid hormone in the body. Hyperthyroidism is the opposite scenario where there is an excess of thyroid hormone. Goitre (an enlarged thyroid gland) may be present in both hypo- and hyperthyroidism and thyroiditis. Thyroiditis describes an inflammation of the thyroid gland which may cause either hypo- or hyperthyroid symptoms.

Underlying Disruption in Function

In many cases of thyroid disease, an autoimmune factor is present. Auto-antibodies (antibodies directed to the body's own tissues) attack the thyroid gland, resulting in either an increase or decrease of thyroid hormone production. The autoimmune response is often triggered by some assault to the immune system such as an intestinal or respiratory infection or exposure to toxic chemicals. Identification of the culprits is important in the approach to treatment.

Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors


  • Autoimmune disease (Hashimoto's Thyroiditis)
  • Surgery or radiation of the thyroid gland
  • Medication
  • Iodine deficiency
  • Women reaching middle age (perimenopause)
  • Autoimmune disease (Grave's Disease)
  • Stress
  • Pregnancy
  • Intestinal dysbiosis and repeated antibiotic use
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Viral or microbial infections
  • Pregnancy
  • Previous or famly history of autoimmune disease
Common Signs & Symptoms


  • Fatigue, lethargy
  • Depression
  • Weight gain
  • Constipation
  • Cold intolerance
  • Dry skin, dry, coarse hair
  • Puffy face, fluid retention
  • Poor memory, confusion
  • Hoarse voice
  • Headaches
  • Menstrual cramps, heavy periods
  • Palpitations
  • Hypertension
  • Moist skin and increased perspiration
  • Shakiness, tremor, nervousness, confusion
  • Increased appetite, weight loss
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Swollen, reddened, and bulging eyes, sensitivity to light, constant stare
  • Altered menstrual cycle, light periods
  • As for hypo- and hyperthyroidism
  • Sub acute fever
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.

  • Allergy and food sensitivity testing
  • Vitamin and Mineral assessment
  • Heavy Metal and Toxicity assessment
Links & Other Information

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.


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