Symptoms of Hyper/Hypothyroidism

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

You can be hyperthyroid (too much thyroid hormone) and hypothyroid (too little thyroid hormone) at the same time. It’s a hard to understand concept if you don’t understand critter/immune system science. Even if you do, this is an advanced Jedi doc case. This young mother of two has been bounced from doctor to doctor to doctor. She’s be scoped, CT scanned, MRIed and drained of blood and finances, only to end up being told there was nothing physically wrong and that she was a head case.

On paper (MSU Paper), it seems that she is hyperthyroid as her thyroid number (FT3= free T3, the active thyroid hormone) is elevated. On paper (Dr. Fitt Symptom Profile. Available on website), she displays symptoms of hypothyroidism. How can she be both?

Your acumen in doing an in depth physical exam is critical in a case such as this one. You have to detect her enlarged thyroid gland, her beta carotenemia, her hyper keratosis, her pre-tibial edema, her ridged nails and her triceps myxedema. That all confirms the diagnosis of hypothyroidism.

Her thyroid gland is swollen because her immune system is reacting to critter overgrowth (Candida). The immune system will produce its weapons of mass destruction, cytokines, in order to kill Candida. This is the underlying cause of inflammation, the immune system’s response to too many critters. These cytokines can also damage normal tissue. In response to Ebola, cytokines damage blood vessels and cause internal bleeding. It’s not the virus that kills you. It’s your unbalanced immune system.

If enough thyroid tissue is damaged, hypothyroidism occurs. However, inflammation can also cause glands to alternately overproduce what they normally produce. Adrenal inflammation can cause overproduction of steroidal hormones, androgens and estrogens, to produce symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome-PCOS, which this lady also has (Must remember Law of Parsimony here also. What is simplest explanation for such a myriad presentation?). 

This is a complicated case, which is why I got the Bat signal. Stumped two of my best Jedi docs. We’ll make this into a case presentation as it teaches so many lessons. Those of you who went to the October 2015 seminar saw this presented.

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(MSU is a commonly used Robyism that typically stands for “make science up” or “make sh*t up”. “Critter” is commonly used to reference Candida yeast overgrowth and inflammation.)

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Category: General Health, Immune System

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