Condition Description

A condition characterized by underproduction of thyroid hormone that affects the metabolic function of the body’s cells. Where the pituitary is the cause the condition is referred to as secondary Hypothyroidism while where the hypothalamus is at fault it is referred to as tertiary Hypothroidism.

Common Symptoms

  • Fatigue, including severe cases or cases only in the morning or at the end of the day
  • Feeling excessively cold or having cold hands or feet
  • Dry skin or rough skin
  • Hair loss

Underlying Causes

  • Genetic factors
  • Nutritional deficiencies of iodine, zinc, copper, iron, selenium, or tyrosine
  • Radioactive iodine treatment for Grave’s disease (hyperthyroidism) may result in permanent Hypothyroidsim
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Heavy metal toxicity from mercury, lead, or cadmium may cause thyroid hormone resistance.
  • Yeast overgrowth

Traditional Approach

  • Synthetic thyroid hormone T4 such as Synthroid, Levothyroxine, Levoxyl, Levothroid, Unithroid
  • Synthetic T3 such as Cytomel
  • A synthetic combination of T4 and T3 such as Thyrolar

EHAC Approach

  • Natural thyroid hormone replacement with Armour thyroid, Naturethroid, or Westhroid
  • Iodine supplemention
  • Nutritional supplementation of zincc, copper, iron, selenium or tyrosine
  • Identify and treat toxic metal overload
  • Identify and treat yeast overgrowth
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