Female Hormone Specialist

Female Hormone Specialist

Female Hormone Specialist – Are Hormones Causing Your Fatigue, Weight Gain Or Moodiness?

Feel like your hormones are out of whack?

Here’s a few tips to steer you in the right direction.

Female Hormone Specialists – Hormones are chemical messengers in your body. They send constant messages to every organ and alters things like energy levels, mood, weight, digestion, temperature and much more. Hormone producing organs include your brain (hypothalamus, pituitary and pineal glands), thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, adrenals, gastrointestinal tract and reproductive glands (ovaries and testes).

As it is in life, we never truly appreciate the effects of something, until it’s not working. This imbalance can be from, too much or too little or not the right ratio of this to that. In hormone land, there are loads of negative & positive feedback loops, so one anomaly can cause a cascade of effects.

In Naturopathic or functional medicine, we aim to find the root cause and rectify and support your natural hormonal balance and keep you symptom free. This is why we often use salivary hormone testing. It’s more sensitive and measures the unbound or free portion of hormones that acts on your tissues. So it’s easier to titrate doses of natural hormones, herbs, nutrients and the like and correlates better with symptoms.

Mainstream medicine however tends to favour serum blood tests, which measure total blood levels, so bound and unbound. So, it’s hard to see what’s working and what’s not to fine tune it. You’re often given high doses of synthetic tablets or creams, to replace a deficiency and often result in an array of side effects and potentially hazardous long term outcomes. Otherwise, if your symptoms don’t correlate with abnormal blood results you’re told you’re just getting old, offered antidepressants or told to lose weight. When really the testing wasn’t sensitive enough to pick up the problem.

Here’s some common hormonal symptoms I see and you may be experiencing right now.

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What Does Your Thyroid Do?

What Does Your Thyroid Do?

What Does Your Thyroid Do?

Your thyroid is an important endocrine gland that makes and releases certain hormones. Your thyroid’s main job is to control your metabolism — how your body uses energy. Sometimes, your thyroid doesn’t work properly. These conditions are common and treatable. Cleveland Clinic

The Thyroid gland manages your weight, mood, energy, temperature and your memory. It also works closely with the adrenal glands and the blood sugar system to regulate your energy.

Overall, the thyroid gland is responsible for the speed of your cellular function or metabolic rate. This includes the speed of your reflexes, heart, brain and so on, by affecting all the cells, tissues, organs and systems in your body. The thyroid gland is essential for life, growth and development. It works with all your hormones to coordinate them.

Hormones excreted by the thyroid include T4, T3, T2, T1 and calcitonin. The thyroid manufactures 80% of all your T4, 20% of all your T3 (quantities and function of T1 and T2 are largely unknown). T3 is five to seven times stronger than T4.

WHAT DOES YOUR THYROID DO – How does Thyroid work?

The thyroid is stimulated by a hormonal messenger from the brain called Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) to secrete thyroid hormone T4. When the thyroid is functioning properly it produces thyroid hormones T3 (Tri-iodothyronine), and T4 (Tetra-iodothyronine) from tyrosine (a protein) and iodine. The hormone calcitonin is also produced by the thyroid and is involved in the regulation of calcium in the body and therefore affects neurotransmitter, muscle and bone health.

WHAT DOES THE THYROID DO - thyroid hormones. Human endocrine system. Human anatomy

The thyroid hormones are chemical messengers that deliver instructions to various target tissues and organs via the bloodstream. The cells within the target organs then use the thyroid hormones and respond by speeding up or slowing down their activities in all parts of the body.

The 3 Key Facts

1. Hyperthyroidism – your thyroid produces excess T3 or T4, which speeds up the rate you burn calories.

2. Hypothyroidism – your thyroid is underproducing T3 or T4, which slows the rate your body burns fuel. You can be born with this or it can develop later in life.

3. Important to note that in older people hypothyroidism is also mixed up with the natural signs of ageing.

 

The Thyroid Gland and its functions can be likened to driving in a car in the wrong gear. If you’re in first gear and driving at 50kms an hour, you’re revving too high or overworking, this can be likened to Hyperthyroidism. However, driving in fourth gear at 15kms an hour, causes you to slow down, and eventually stall the car, this can be likened to Hypothyroidism. Neither is ideal so you need it to be balanced and functioning properly!

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Do you have a Lack of Energy?

Do you have a Lack of Energy?

Lack of Energy – 9 Most Common Energy Zappers To Let Go Of

Lost your mojo? Feel like you’re running on empty Do you have a Lack of Energy?

Are you filling your life with things that just don’t work for you – clutter, perfection, procrastination, bad relationships, soul destroying self-talk, poor food choices….

One in five people complain they are constantly exhausted and lethargic – Daily Mail

Here are the 7 most common energy zappers, with tips on how to let them go for something better.

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Thyroid Disease Treatment – Online Naturopath Australia

Thyroid Disease Treatment – Online Naturopath Australia

Thyroid Disease Treatment Online Naturopath Australia 

Why are so many thyroid conditions not diagnosed properly?

 

 

Your thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck below your Adam’s apple, is your chief gland of energy an metabolism and is like a master lever that fires up the genes that keep cells doing their jobs. You can think of the thyroid as a fundamental mechanism in a complex machine, as every cell in your body has thyroid hormone receptors. – MBG

Thyroid Disease Treatment Online Naturopath Australia – Health practitioners who really understand thyroid health are disillusioned by the standard mainstream medicine diagnosis and treatment of thyroid conditions and their unwillingness to change and improve the way they do things.

So why are so many of us flying under the thyroid radar? Why are so many of us undiagnosed in spite of feeling run down, fatigued, moody, struggling with weight, anxiety, depression, hair loss and infertility?

There are many reasons, but let’s just focus on the key ones:

1. Incomplete tests 

You probably know this by now that the “standard thyroid test” a traditional doctor would ask for is TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and T4 (this is just one of the hormones produced by the thyroid).

Unfortunately, we know today that this is a very inconclusive way of making a thyroid diagnosis. Many people have a “normal” TSH and T4 in spite of showing all signs on hypo- or hyperthyroidism. However, when a complete tests are done like T3 (this is the bio-available active hormone that our body cells have receptors for), reverse T3 and antibodies called TPO and TGB – only then a diagnosis can be completed.

Many of my clients have TSH, FT4, FT3 which are normal even though they feel really unwell and compromised. They often have thyroid antibodies (TPO, TG) which can be quite high. This means that their immune system is constantly attacking their thyroid gland and breaking it down.

 

2. TSH “normal” range is set as 0.5 to 5.0

Most endocrinologists are, sadly, still basing their diagnosis on outdated education and are not even aware of the revised range, which the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists recommends which is 0.3-3.0.

Most holistic doctors and functional medicine practitioners however believe that this should be further revised to be in the 1.0 – 2.0 range.

 

3. Total T3 instead of Free T3

This is another mysteriously overlooked thyroid health marker – if a doctor orders the T3 test (too often, they do not), it’s most often Total T3 and not the Free T3.

Free T3 means it’s the unbound or bio-available T3 hormones that you body receptor can actively use – receptors are like parking lots that are waiting to be filled up with T3 to function properly.

Total T3 consists of both bound and unbound T3 and is a useless measurement as we just want to know how much FREE T3 there is.

 

4. Ignorance and outdated practices 

You might be asking “so, why are doctors not getting updated with this information?”.

Good question. Partly due to an outdated approach that never got enough attention to be changed (although that’s changing now with many thyroid advocate groups pushing for it).

Another reason is that most endocrinologists (the doctor looking after hormonal health, including the thyroid) are too busy with the diabetes pandemic and have therefore little time and willingness to learn more about the thyroid.

 

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Thyroid Disease Treatment – Online Naturopath Australia

Thyroid Problems Solved Naturopath Online Australia

You May Have A Thyroid Problems……

 

Why are thyroid problems so prevalent today?

If you pose this question to a traditional endocrinologist or a GP, they’d tell you “we don’t know.”

Thyroid Problems – However, holistic practitioners have a different point of view as to why we have a thyroid and autoimmune pandemic in developed countries.

Untreated for long periods of time, hypothyroidism can bring on a myxedema coma, a rare but potentially fatal condition that requires immediate hormone treatment. – WebMD

Let’s take a look at what they are:

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