Mental and Emotional Consequences of Thyroid Imbalance
Did you know that if you suffer from depression, anxiety, irritability, low libido, insomnia and much more. These mental and emotional symptoms can be caused by thyroid imbalance. Even a mild thyroid imbalance can cause mental and emotional symptoms. The frequency with which these symptoms are caused by the thyroid would surprise most people.
Our nervous system is partially regulated by the thyroid. We can often improve agitation, anxiety, depression, anger, and irritability, by working directly with thyroid balance. The brain’s emotional responses are more affected by the thyroid hormones than any other bodily tissues.
It has been said, the brain drives the mind; the thyroid drives the brain.
The brain uses more energy than does any other organ. Weighing only about 3 pounds, the brain utilizes as much as one fourth of the bodies energy output. The thyroid gland controls that energy for the body and hence, for the brain. Consequently, if the thyroid hormone is too high or too low, this can result in profound changes in brain function.
How has the medical profession completely overlooked the brain/thyroid connection. With the multitude of brain symptoms, that for years have been documented, it is gross negligence not to carefully examine thyroid function before giving mind altering antidepressant therapies. Yet, it is standard practice to give patients antidepressants without giving a blood test.
The book, the proven cure for hormone-related depression, anxiety, and memory loss – Thyroid Mind Power, written by Dr. Richard and KariLee Shames, carefully explores this issue, documenting over 100 years of scientific literature directly connecting mental health symptoms with thyroid dysfunction.
This book also looks at a little understood area of thyroid treatment and how, with standard testing, the patient could be treated. Blood tests reveal normal levels, yet the patient suffers from the symptoms of thyroid disease. Thyroid Mind Power classifies five separate types of thyroid dysfunction with each type needing its own specific treatment.
Is your thyroid causing your symptoms?
Standard thyroid testing, the TSH test, is woefully inadequate for diagnosing most thyroid conditions. In most cases the patient can’t understand the connection between their unrelated symptoms and their thyroid. With such a diverse constellation of symptoms, how is the lay person able to connect these with thyroid dysfunction?
Based on my many years of treating thyroid related disorders, I have found that standard thyroid screening reveals severe forms of high and low thyroid, but is not sufficiently able to reveal milder forms.
Thyroid Mind Power, by Dr. Richard, and Karilee Shames guides you through the subtleties of thyroid therapy for all types, helping you understand your specific thyroid type. Additionally, if you need help after reading this book, you would do well to seek help only from a practitioner with specific experience and understanding of thyroid subtypes before taking antidepressants.