Your Thyroid is Normal But You're Still Exhausted, Forgetful & Gaining Weight
So you’ve been told your thyroid is normal but you are still exhausted, forgetful & gaining weight?
You’ve been told your thyroid is normal but you suspect it isn’t. Did you know your immune system could be causing these symptoms 7 years before they show up on your ‘thyroid test’?
Antibodies from the immune system have been found attacking the thyroid up to 7 years before it was severe enough to cause the need for medication (Caturegli, et al., 2013).
That’s 7 long years of weight gain, fatigue, illness, joint pain & moodiness. Having lived through this myself it was 7 years too long!
The good news is it is possible to determine your antibody levels with a simple blood test – it’s almost like looking into a crystal ball and seeing your thyroid future .
If you are experiencing any of the following it might be worthwhile checking your immune system’s treatment of your thyroid to get a head start on healing:
• feeling more tired than you think you should be considering how much you are sleeping
• gaining or losing weight even though you have not changed how you are eating or exercising
• are feeling anxious or depressed
• Someone in your biological family has an autoimmune disease.
Whilst you may not be able to access these tests via medicare without a confirmed abnormal TSH test you can order them easily via your naturopath if you opt to pay for them yourself.
Thyroperoxidase antibody test (anti-TPO)
Antibodies to thyroglobulin test (TgAb).
If you suspect something is wrong make sure you know your risks, get the right tests & have an effective solution tailored to your body.
Caturegli, P., De Remigis, A., Chuang, K., Dembele, M., Iwama, A., & Iwama, S. (2013). Hashimoto’s thyroiditis: celebrating the centennial through the lens of the Johns Hopkins hospital surgical pathology records. Thyroid, 23(2), 142-150.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autrev.2014.01.007