Vitamin D associations have been found in numerous autoimmune diseases, including autoimmune thyroid conditions. It also appears that many individuals who have autoimmune thyroid conditions have not only vitamin D deficiency, but also a genetic polymorphism in their body’s vitamin D receptor sites that do no respond adequately to normal amounts of Vitamin D, and they may require much greater amounts. Vitamin D appears to help against autoimmune mediated thyroid dysfunction.
Vitamin D levels may be tested with these individuals with a serum 25(OH) D test, but the ranges used to determine Vitamin D status adequacy may not represent individuals with vitamin D receptor site polymorphisms adequately. Despite measurements of serum vitamin D levels, an autoimmune thyroid pattern may benefit from vitamin D supplementation.
If vitamin D is used, it should be in high doses (2000-5000 IU) per day in an emulsified form. If you would like more info go to www.olsonchiropracticcenter.com
Check out this video on youtube about your low thyroid. 90% of woman diagnosed with hypothyroidism have an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. You need to have your blood tested for antibodies against your thyroid because treating your low thyroid with just thyroid medications will never address the real problem of autoimmunity. You must dampen the immune response or it will continue to attack the thyroid gland and possibly other tissue. Two things that must be avoided by hypothyroid patients are iodine supplements and gluten. Iodine is like throwing gasoline on a fire when it comes to autoimmune thyroid conditions and gluten will also heighten the immune response against your thyroid. Most doctors will only try to get your TSH and T4 levels normal while ignoring the cause of the problem which is the autoimmune response. More information can be obtained by contacting Olson Chiropractic Center in Yankton, SD. 605 -665-2434.
Statistics show that 90% of women diagnosed with a low functioning thyroid or hypothyroidism have an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Women need to ask their doctor to have a simple blood test to check for antibodies against their own thyroid tissue. Unfortunately, most doctors don’t check this because they really don’t have a treatment for it. Instead, they will just prescribe a thyroid prescription which will return blood values of TSH and T4 back to normal but do nothing for the autoimmune process itself which is what is causing the thyroid to produce less thyroid hormone. You need to ask yourself why your thyroid became hypoactive. If the immune process is left unchecked it will continue to destroy the thyroid resulting in an increase in thyroid medication but more important is the possibility of autoimmune attacks against other tissue in the body. Check out this video on youtube.