Do I have Thyroid Disease

200 million people worldwide have a Thyroid Disorder.

Of the 30 million people above about half are undiagnosed.

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Every cell in the body has receptors for thyroid hormone. These hormones are responsible for the most basic aspects of body function, impacting all major systems of the body.

Thyroid imbalance could be the source of your biggest health problems. But many people don’t realize that their symptoms are frequently caused by a thyroid disorder or imbalance.

Thyroid hormone directly acts on the brain, the G.I. tract, the cardiovascular system, bone metabolism, red blood cell metabolism, gall bladder and liver function, steroid hormone production, glucose metabolism, lipid and cholesterol metabolism, protein metabolism and body temperature regulation. You can think of the thyroid as the central gear in a sophisticated engine. If that gear breaks, the entire engine goes down with it.

Some Key Facts [1]
• Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common cause of an underachieve thyroid (hypothyroidism). In Europe and the United States it variably affects 2-4 percent of the population, while it occurs more often in women than in men.
• Congenital hypothyroidism: 1 per 3,000 – 4,000 newborns are affected by congenital hypothyroidism in North America, Europe, Japan and Australia, (Genetics Home Reference website).
• Thyroid cancer is the 16th most common cancer worldwide (the 8th among women): for example, in 2013, there were an estimated 637,115 people living with thyroid cancer in the US.
• The incidence rate of thyroid cancer has increased by at least 150% since 1970.
– Without realising, symptoms you are experiencing, could be a result of an underlying thyroid disorder.
– 1 in 10 people worldwide will suffer with some form of thyroid disorder. Thyroid Disorders affect more Women than Men!
– If you are unsure, speak to your doctor and request thyroid pathology and a thyroid ultrasound to be sure.

May 25th is World Thyroid Day

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This is a Day that essentially belongs to the people—to thyroid patients, pregnant women, those children exposed to inadequate iodine intake, in a word, to all who suffer from thyroid ailments and deserve a better standard of care.

Listen to my Thyroid Special with Ben Coomber

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Most common thyroid gland problems could be divided into a few groups:

1.Thyroiditis

2. Hypothyroidism

       a. Congenital known as Cretinism

       b. Aquired Hypothyroidism

3. Hyperthyroidism

4. Goiter

5. Autoimmune thyroid disease

        a. Graves disease

        b. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

6. Thyroid cancer

Read in more detail about these problems HERE.

Signs of thyroid problems could take a whole page to fill. A lot of them are very vague or common, like brain fog, weight gain, chills, or hair loss that a lot of people take it as a sign of getting older. Lets take a look at Most hidden signs of thyroid problems.

If you would like to learn more how to diagnose and for tips how to manage your thyroid gland please visit my webpage for lots of additional information.

To your health, ~ Vilma

Dr.Vilma Brunhuber, CHHC is a health coach for Woman’s Health & Thyroid Wellness. She is most passionate about helping others discover the gift of holistic health, showing others how to create healthy lifestyle. She suffered with thyroid disease for many years which lead her look into alternatives how to feel better because medication was helping only partially with thyroid condition.

Vilma offers a limited number of free coaching sessions per month in person, over the phone or via Skype. Book a FREE no obligation session with me vilmaswellness@gmail.com and see how I can help and support you to achieve all your Health & Lifestyle goals!

Source:

  1. Thyroid Federation Internatonal
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Worldwide Endometriosis Awareness Week

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Thu 3rd Mar – Wed 9th Mar 2016

 
Endometriosis Awareness takes place across the globe during the month of March (and beyond) with a mission to raise awareness of a disease which affects an estimated 176 million women worldwide.
 
Endometriosis affects women and occurs when tissue, similar to the lining of the womb (uterus) grows in other areas of the body. This tissue grows mainly in the abdominal cavity. However, unlike a period, the tissue remains within the body and bleeds forming adhesions (scar tissue), lesions and blood-filled cysts.
 
Symptoms of endometriosis include:
  • Infertility has been associated with endometriosis.
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea—particularly just prior to or during the period.
  • Frequent menses flow or short menstrual cycle.
  • Heavy or long menstrual periods
  • Mood swings and fatigue
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms that mimic irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Pelvic Pain, which may include the following:
  • Painful, sometimes disabling menstrual cramps; pain may get worse over time(progressive pain), also lower back pains linked to the pelvis.
  • Over all Pelvic pain, typically accompanied by lower back pain or abdominal pain.
  • Dyspareunia (painful intercourse)
  • Painful bowel movements
  • Urinary urgency, frequency, and sometimes painful voiding
 
Determined on a case by case basis, traditional treatments for endometriosis include:
  • painkillers
  • drug therapy
  • surgery
  • hormonal treatments
  • hysterectomy
  • surgical removal
 
Natural Help:
For any Natural Help, give your body 1 month to heal for every year you have had a problem.

  • Women with endometriosis are likely to have low blood progesterone levels, progesterone resistance, or a short luteal phase.  What this means is that they may be in a state of relative estrogen dominance and/or they may not be making enough progesterone receptors.  This can cause estrogen levels to rise.  When estrogen levels rise, you get too much tissue building up in the endometrium. Reduce Estrogen producing foods such as Soy products, Pasteurized dairy, and non-organic Meats.
  • For Cramps, massage the heel and ankles (as with Reflexology) with 3-4 drops Basil or Geranium. Can also do a lower abdominal massage using 3-4 drops Basil mixed with 1 teaspoon Carrier oil. Message in a clockwise circular direction on the abdomen and a counter-clockwise direction on the corresponding area of the back.
  • For hormonal balance Clarycalm is great essential oil blend
  • Consider taking supplements to help increase your body’s progesterone levels, such as Vitamin C and Chasteberry.
  • Boost your immune system!  Women with endometriosis may have a suboptimal immune system that fails to clear the lesions.  Try implementing probiotics and fermented foods into your routine and avoid sugar! Aloe Vera gel has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect, helps to regulate regulate the immune response and has a broad anti-microbial property. The Aloe stimulates the fibroblasts which produce collagen and elastin, which means they grow faster and heal the damaged areas and membranes. Research has shown that Aloe Vera can increase the rate of healing by about 30%!
Clary Sage can help with homone imbalance. 1-2 drops on inside of ankle, 1x daily.
Eucalyptus radiata can ease inflammation from endotrometriosis.
Lavender helps with cellular regeneration and scar tissue with fibroids.
Cypress helps with circulation.
Frankincense helps with any cancer causing cells…for safety precautions.
Use any of the following recipes to help and to relieve discomfort:
CAUTION: Always conduct a patch test and use Carrier Oil before Implanting Any Essential Oil. Consult your health professional about using additional treatment options.
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Endometriosis can have a devastating effect on quality of life due to its very painful symptoms; it is the biggest cause of infertility in women, and carries a huge personal and societal cost!
 
It is time to raise awareness of a disease that affects women – and their families – in their most (re)productive years!

 

Photo source: endometriosis-uk.org

Disclaimer

Information in this document is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.  This information is not intended as a substitute for the advice or medical care of a qualified health care professional and you should seek the advice of your health care professional before undertaking any dietary or lifestyle changes.  Please understand that you assume all risks from use, non use and misuse of this information.  The material in this document is for educational purposes only.

 

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