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The 4 Thyroid Case Types are:
- Primary Hypothyroidism
- Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
- Graves’ Disease/Hyperthyroidism
- No Thyroid or Radioactive Iodine Treated Thyroid
Each of these 4 case types requires different food, nutritional supplements and lifestyle changes, which I discuss in future videos and post.
However, today I’ll be discussing how to determine your thyroid type based on your labs so there is less confusion about what to do to help your body heal itself.
Primary hypothyroidism is essentially when there are abnormalities to thyroid hormone without autoimmune involvement.
Meaning the immune system is not attacking the thyroid gland in primary hypothyroidism. Now, there are many reasons why a person could develop primary hypothyroidism.
Iodine or l-tyrosine deficiency would be two reasons. A toxicity of bromine, fluorine and/or chlorine would be 3 more.
In fact, I’ve identified 42 reasons why a person’s thyroid gland would malfunction and develop problems.
If an individual wants to truly help their body to heal itself from thyroid problems they have to find the root cause. However, regardless of the root cause the basic thyroid lab work for primary hypothyroidism will remain the same.
Presentation of Typical Lab Work for Primary Hypothyroidism
- High TSH
- Low T4
- Low T3
- Normal RT3, TPOab, Thyroglobulin ab and TSI (thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin–more on that below)
Hashimoto’s is essentially when the immune system has decided to attack the thyroid gland and as a result, the thyroid cells usually stop producing adequate amounts of thyroid hormone, but not always.
Important—>Thyroid hormone is often given to stop the thyroid from working. Meaning, if there is plenty of synthetic thyroid hormone floating around in the form of a medication your thyroid will not want to make any of it’s own thyroid hormone. This essentially makes the thyroid cells dormant and stops the immune response.
A horrible “solution” in my opinion. Why is it a horrible solution? Well, gland you asked. Get it? That was a joke. In stead of, “Glad you asked!” We are talking about the thyroid gland so, “Gland you asked.” My daughter would be so proud…lol. I digress.
Ok, let’s get back to it. Image if you hurt your leg exercising and the solution was to put your leg in a cast and never use it again. “We’ll just put you in a wheel chair Mrs. Smith forever.” “What?!” No, the better solution would be to find out why your leg hurts and fix it so you can use it again the way God intended.
Often, when antibody levels are high they use medication to make your thyroid inactive.
Presentation of Typical Lab Work for Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
- High TSH or normal
- Low T4 or normal
- Low T3 or normal
- Normal RT3,
- Normal TSI
- Elevated TPOab and/or Thyroglobulin ab
Graves’s disease is another condition where the immune system is attacking the thyroid gland. However, in this case, the thyroid cells are trying to fight back and instead of underproducing thyroid hormone, they start to overproduce it.
This can make the person very anxious, trembly and create insomnia.
Graves/hyperthyroidism can actually turn into a very dangerous condition for some called thyroid storm. In thyroid storm, the thyroid is in such a hyper state that it releases a tremendous amount of thyroid hormone. This causes the heart rate to become very elevated and is seen as a medical emergency.
A person with Graves’ disease should really be doing everything in their power to find the cause of their condition and help their body to heal itself.
Presentation of Typical Lab Work for Graves’/Hyperthyroidism
- Low TSH or normal
- High T4 or normal
- High T3 or normal
- High RT3,
- High TSI
- Normal TPOab and/or Thyroglobulin ab
No Thyroid or RAI Treated Thyroid
Many people that have had their thyroid removed, or have had radioactive iodine treatment to their thyroid, think that there is nothing that can be done to help them, and let me say, that can’t be further from the truth.
There is so much that can be done which I will be covering in detail in a future video and post. However, what I can say for starters is these cases had something wrong in their body that caused them to lose their thyroid gland.
Just because the gland was removed or destroyed does not mean that the Root Cause has been eliminated. In fact, the very problem that caused the thyroid issue in the first place is often still there.
“In fact, the very problem that caused the thyroid issue in the first place is often still there.”
These types of cases must evaluate their body in such a way, as to to identify the exact reason their thyroid started malfunctioning years ago. That is the key to these cases and can make incredible improvements in how they feel.
They are on medications but the medications only help to a certain point and they stop. The reason for this is because their body can’t use the medication to it’s fullest ability.
Just like their body couldn’t use it’s own naturally produced thyroid hormone before the thyroid gland was removed. Getting the body fully healthy may improve the body’s ability to use the medication that these cases are already on. I’ve seen remarkable changes with this case types.
As far as lab work goes, we just don’t know. There is no pattern for thyroid lab work in these cases. The goal with these cases is to assess their body with the correct functional and/or holistic lab work directed towards finding the root cause.
Presentation of Typical Lab Work for No Thyroid or RAI Treated Thyroid
- ? TSH
- ? T4
- ? T3
- ? RT3
- ? TSI
- ? TPO ab and/or Thyroglobulin ab
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