How is the thyroid connected to our gut?
Most people equate thyroid conditions, like Hashimoto’sthyroiditis, hyperthyroidism, and hypothyroidism, with symptoms such as hormone imbalances, weight gain, fatigue, anxiety, or infertility. But oftentimes it is the digestive/gut health signs like indigestion, acid reflux, bloating, constipation, IBS that are tell tale signs of a thyroid issue.
This is because of the close relationship between thyroid hormone and overall digestive health. The thyroid hormones play a key role how well we digest, assimilate, and absorb our food and nutrients.
The thyroid hormones like thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine(T3) define basal metabolism (the amount of energy expended to complete abiological function) throughout the entire body, particularly in the intestine and internal organs.
Treating an underlying digestive problem may improve overall thyroid health by reducing thyroid inflammation, reducing thyroid antibodies,reducing TSH levels, and improving the absorption of thyroid medication.
Simple applications for improved digestive/gut health
· Daily use of probiotic therapy
· Recommend triple probiotic coverage containing Lactobacillus & bifidobacterium, saccharomyces boulardii, and bacillusspecies.
· Daily consistency for nutrition and diet focused around anti-inflammation.
· One of the most common anti-inflammatory diets:Paleo
If you are concerned about your thyroid function, call BioJust today and we can set you up with a FREE consultation with our patient advocates to see if hormone restorative therapy is right for you. You can also book an appointment online here.
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