Balancing Thyroid Hormones Naturally

An educational article about balancing thyroid hormones naturally from The Institute for Functional Medicine

“The thyroid is a gland that secretes hormones and plays a major role in the regulation of many body processes. Maintaining optimal function of the thyroid and balanced levels of its main hormones, triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), is vital for overall health. Dysfunction of thyroid hormone performance is common and may result in conditions such as thyroiditis and hypothyroidism. In the United States, hypothyroidism reportedly affects up to 10% of adults,1,2 with a potentially higher prevalence in older populations. The autoimmune condition known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common type of hypothyroidism, affecting one to two percent of people in the US.1,3 In this disorder, a dysregulated immune response impairs the production of thyroid hormones. On the flip side from a low-functioning thyroid is hyperthyroidism, which impacts about one percent of people in the US, with women two to ten times more likely to develop the”………..

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