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Get Your Hypothyroidism Under Control – Horrifying Hypothyroidism and Heart Connection
Subclinical hypothyroidism is a mostly symptom-free condition in which your thyroid hormones test within the normal range while your thyroid-stimulating hormone is mildly elevated.
While it is tempting to think of this condition as not especially serious, a new article in the journal Current Pharmaceutical Design shows that it can have incredibly harmful consequences for your heart health.
The authors of this article reviewed the scientific literature on the relationship between subclinical hypothyroidism and heart disease.
They found that it was surprisingly common in the general population, affecting 8% of women and 3% of men.
In studies on elderly people, they found the prevalence to be up to 12.5%.
Since thyroid hormones are involved in helping to regulate the heart’s electrophysiology and ability to contract, it is unsurprising that so many studies have found that people with hypothyroidism have an increased risk of heart disease.
But the research on subclinical hypothyroidism is no less alarming.
1. People with subclinical hypothyroidism are more likely than the rest of the population to suffer from coronary heart disease, especially those below age 65. This occurs when your arteries cannot deliver enough oxygen-rich blood to your heart because they are blocked by, for example, cholesterol or blood clots. It is the most common cause of death in the United States.
2. People with subclinical hypothyroidism have higher levels of fats in their blood, which are called lipids.
3. They are more likely than the rest of the population to suffer strokes.
4. They tend to have high blood pressure.
5. Heart failure is more common in people with subclinical hypothyroidism than in the general population, especially in those below age 65.
6. People who already suffer from heart failure have a smaller chance of being relatively healthy and surviving if they also have subclinical hypothyroidism.
7. They tend to suffer from endothelial dysfunction, which damages their blood vessels.
8. They are more likely to die of cardiovascular disease, and to die early of any cause, than those whose thyroid-stimulating hormone tests are normal.
9. While subclinical hyperthyroidism is definitely related to atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat, this relationship is still disputed for hypothyroidism.
These findings are alarming, especially because people with subclinical hypothyroidism often do not know that they have it, as it is symptom-free for the majority of people.
The good news is that it’s relatively simple to heal both hyperthyroidism and subclinical hyperthyroidism. To get your hypothyroidism under control, you just have to make a few simple lifestyle changes explained here…
Get Your Hypothyroidism Under Control – How Hypothyroidism Affects Your Children
Hypothyroidism can affect your mood, body weight, energy level, and many other health factors. But can it affect your children? Is that even possible?
Yes, says a new study published in the American Journal of Perinatology. And this may actually be one of the greatest problems with the younger generation.
Since the hormones secreted by our thyroids are important for our own growth and development, it is not difficult to understand why researchers wondered whether hypothyroidism diagnosed before or during pregnancy could affect the baby’s cognitive development. Previous research also shows that a mother’s thyroid hormones are extremely important for fetal development.
But there is another reason that this question is worth pursuing. Cognitive and neurodevelopmental disorders like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, epilepsy, and cerebral palsy are becoming increasingly common among children.
Many available studies examine what these children do differently from their predecessors. But maybe a better question is what their parents are doing differently, or how the parents differ from their predecessors, especially mothers.
In this new study, the researchers focused on ADHD because this is by far the most common neurodevelopmental disorder in the United States.
The scientists collected data from southern California hospitals, and the medical information for the mothers and children was recorded together. The children were observed for at least 17 years, which gave enough information for a thorough study.
The sample contained both males and females and people of different ethnicities. Overall, 329,157 mother-child pairs were examined.
They discovered some interesting facts.
1. When hypothyroidism was diagnosed prior to pregnancy, the offspring were 27% more likely to have ADHD than those of mothers without hypothyroidism.
2. When hypothyroidism was diagnosed within the first three months of pregnancy, the offspring were 28% more likely to have ADHD.
3. For children who were born pre-term, their risk of ADHD increased by 43%, but only if the mothers’ hypothyroidism was diagnosed prior to their pregnancies.
4. For boys, the increased risk was 26%, and for girls it was 19%.
5. The risk for Hispanic children increased by 45%, the highest of all ethnic groups.
The risk for white children whose mothers had hypothyroidism increased by 22%.
Other demographic factors like age during pregnancy, household income, education, employment, etc. did not have an effect.
The mothers’ thyroid hormone levels also had no effect after the first trimester of pregnancy, probably because fetuses start to produce their own thyroid hormones by then.
But the most important thing now is to get your hypothyroidism under control and get off those pills. And you can get your hypothyroidism under control, by following the simple lifestyle suggestions listed here…
Get Your Hypothyroidism Under Control – The Real Cause of Hypothyroidism and How to Cure It
I clench when I hear medical people say there is no cure for hypothyroidism.
The reason they say it, of course, is that they have no idea what causes it. So how can you cure something when you don’t know what’s wrong in the first place?
So I welcome a new study published in the journal Minerva Endocrinologica that reveals the real cause of hypothyroidism—and with that, a simple cure.
Oxidative stress is a common concept that is now included in almost everyone’s vocabulary. Research certainly shows that it is involved in most serious chronic modern-day diseases.
The new study shows that hypothyroidism and other thyroid conditions involve a significant amount of oxidative stress.
Reactive oxygen species are molecules that steal electrons from healthy tissue. That formerly healthy tissue then also lacks electrons and must steal them from neighboring tissue, that must then steal from other healthy tissue too. If this chain reaction of reactive oxygen species stealing electrons from neighboring tissue runs rampant in your body, it can lead to an enormous amount of cell damage and cell death.
Antioxidants, on the other hand, are molecules that have electrons to donate to whichever reactive oxygen species need to steal some. This way, they prevent cell damage because they can donate the electrons that cells have lost and need back.
Cell and even organ destruction occur when too many cells are damaged and die because of a lack of electrons—in other words, because of oxidative stress.
The authors of the new study wanted to prove that this was the case for thyroid diseases.
They were specifically interested in autoimmune thyroiditis, which is inflammation of the thyroid gland brought about when your immune system attacks it in error.
Autoimmune thyroiditis can do serious damage to the thyroid gland and can cause either hypothyroidism (too little thyroid hormone) or hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone).
Their study was a literature review of studies that investigated the relationship between oxidative stress and autoimmune thyroiditis.
From the existing research, they learned that oxidative stress was definitely involved in autoimmune thyroiditis, when it coincided with both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
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