90 Percent of Hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s

90 Percent of Hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s

90 Percent of Hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s

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did you realize that the great majority of hypothyroid cases like 90 percent up to 95% as hashimoto’s that’s interesting let’s talk about first what Hashimoto’s is and then then we’ll talk about the why you have the hypothalamus up here in the brain that’s the master gland that then talks to the pituitary which is like the middleman and down to the thyroid so we have this communication network it’s a feedback loop so you have the pituitary that releases thyroid stimulating hormone okay and that has two purposes one is to tell the thyroid to release more hormone and to increase the growth of the thyroid itself so what’s happening is either there is a low t3 or t4 going on somewhere in the body that is failing to send back signals to the pituitary and hypothalamus causing these two to tell the thyroid to make more hormone okay and get bigger or there’s an immune problem which is creating inflammation which is interfering in this feedback loop coming from antibodies that are actually attacking the thyroid itself so Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune condition which means that there are cells that are attacking the thyroid and that keeps the thyroid inflamed so Hashimoto’s is more of an immune problem than a thyroid problem and the best way to test for it is to get a test that’s called thyroid peroxidase antibodies TPO a B or T G a B so you can actually have these tested and if it shows positive then chances are you have a Hashimoto’s problem now the three symptoms for this are stressed anxiety depression but you could pretty much have any thyroid symptom but what’s weird is when you have Hashimoto’s you can also have symptoms of hyperthyroidism and some people that have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism don’t really present with those symptoms that you normally see in hypothyroidism maybe they’re really really thin they don’t have problems with their hair but they may have these symptoms right here now sometimes this condition takes a long time to you may show positive for these but not have any symptoms for 10-15 years so it takes a while to develop but really it’s an immune problem so the big question is what is causing this okay what’s behind this well there’s a couple interesting things number one there’s a high percentage of people with Hashimoto’s that develop it three to eight months postpartum okay and there are five to eight times more women than have this condition then men so what does this tell us this tells us that there’s a problem with estrogen okay now what is it about estrogen that’s related to this estrogen is a very very powerful antioxidant this is one of the reasons why women live longer than men because this acts as an antioxidant and they have less free radicals in their body and many times postpartum which is after pregnancy she’s going to have lower amounts of estrogen and that could create a weakness and set her up for getting this autoimmune condition another reason why you may develop an autoimmune condition even to the thyroid which involves gluten because gluten tears up the colon lining and it allows for a leaky gut and allows for proteins to get into the immune system and create a reaction and you can actually develop an autoimmune just from that a couple other things that contribute to this problem a zinc deficiency zinc is one of the most important trace minerals for the immune system to protect the person from all sorts of immune problems if you’re deficient in zinc your risk of getting sick the way up your chances of having viruses come out of our mission go up as well also low vitamin D vitamin D is involved in the immune system so if you’re low in vitamin D you’re more at risk for Hashimoto’s so we have a combination of potentially low estrogen which means low antioxidants and low nutrients and maybe something that triggered it here but the last and most important piece of this puzzle is selenium selenium has a tendency to reduce these antibodies it also is a very powerful antioxidant and it helps a conversion from t4 to t3 the active form of thyroid hormones so it can really benefit someone’s with Hashimoto’s and I would recommend taking right around 300 micrograms per day of selenium for sure now you don’t necessarily need iodine unless you’re deficient okay so get a test for that because if you take too much iodine that I could aggravate things this is not really an iodine deficiency problem the other thing that’s really really important to do is of course how thick Ito and especially intermittent fasting why because when you do in a minute fasting and you lower your carbs you drop inflammation but if you can get rid of the inflammatory response from Hashimoto’s you get rid of the complications from Hashimoto’s and you can actually feel much much better all right so go ahead and try these things and comment below and thanks for watching if you’re liking this content please subscribe now and I will actually keep you updated on future videos

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The great majority (90-95%) of hypothyroid cases are Hashimoto’s. Let’s talk about what Hashimoto’s is and why this is the case. 

Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune condition. This means that there are cells that are attacking the thyroid, which keeps the thyroid inflamed. Hashimoto’s is actually more of an immune problem than a thyroid problem. 

A few Hashimoto’s symptoms are:

• Stress
• Anxiety
• Depression

You can pretty much have any thyroid symptom, but when you have Hashimoto’s, you can also have symptoms of hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). 

What causes this?

• A high percentage of people with Hashimoto’s developed it 3-8 months postpartum.
• There are 5-8 times more women that have this condition than men.

This tells us there is a problem with estrogen. Estrogen is a very powerful antioxidant. Many times, women have lower amounts of estrogen postpartum. This can set them up for getting this autoimmune condition.

A few more things that could contribute to this problem are:

• Gluten
• A zinc deficiency
• Low vitamin D 

Action Steps:

• Take around 300mg of selenium per day
• Take iodine only if you’re deficient
• Start healthy keto and intermittent fasting

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