How Stress Damages Your Thyroid and Adrenals

How Stress Damages Your Thyroid and Adrenals

Stress is a normal part of life, we all have lists of errands to run, work, some are still raising kids, some are caring for elderly parents, some are doing both and in a world where it seems, there is always something to do, stress starts to take its toll.  Many times it shows up as thyroid disease or adrenal fatigue which can cause all kinds of problems throughout the body.

In this article by Dr, Isabel Sharkar she explains when your body experiences stress, the cascade of stress hormones is triggered. Functions like digestion, immune response, thyroid hormone production and distribution are put on hold until the stress has surpassed. However, with chronic stress well on the rise, our bodies are constantly bombarded with stressors. Consequently, chronic stress floods our bodies with cortisol until our adrenals give out, chronic fatigue sets in and our thyroid function slows down.

Here is the full article:

 

The Effects of Stress on Your Adrenals and Thyroid

 

 

In this article, Mansi Padechia gives tips on managing your thyroid. One thing I noticed was she only mentioned taking Levothyroxine for the treatment of low thyroid, which is the industry standard.  On the good side, she did encourage the testing of TSH and free T3 plus she stated the ranges for TSH should be between 0.5 to 2.4. This is a lower range than what most doctors go by, many have upper limits of 5 or higher which leaves patients suffering needlessly with uncontrolled symptoms.

Plus she has some really funny images with the article. You can read it here:

https://www.practo.com/healthfeed/thyroid-the-tricky-gland-28015/post

 

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