Thyroid dysfunction & Sujok Therapy
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Thyroid disease or dysfunction can explain a wide variety of symptom.
Hypothyroidism with its characteristically high TSH and low circulating thyroxine (T4) levels or Hyperthyroidism with low TSH and high T4 levels are relatively easy to recognize clinically.
But an elevated TSH associated with normal thyroid hormone levels defined as “Subclinical Hypothyroidism” is thought to be present in 4-10% of the general population and in up to 20% of women over 60 years old, while a low TSH and normal thyroid hormone levels or “Subclinical Hyperthyroidism “occurs in about 2% of the population.
Thyroid hormones are primarily involved in directing the metabolic activity of cells, and a properly regulated thyroid is therefore essential to a wide array of biochemical processes in the body. Subclinical hypo- and hyperthyroidism can therefore result in symptoms even when hormone levels appear to be normal, because the abnormal TSH indicates that there is still a disorder in thyroid regulation and because thyroid hormone activity can be affected by interactions with other hormone systems, particularly estrogens and cortisol and by some nutritional deficiencies. Management of thyroid dysfunction requires an understanding of these interactions and careful monitoring of treatment with regular thyroid function tests.
The presence of thyroid peroxidase (TPO) antibodies has been found to help diagnose thyroid disease in patients with abnormal TSH and/or mild thyroid symptoms and is used to indicate the presence of autoimmune thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s disease, the most common cause of overt hypothyroidism), since 95% of such patients are positive for TPO antibodies.
Symptoms of Thyroid Dysfunction
- weight gain or loss
- irregular bowel habits
- hair loss
- sleep disturbances
- water retention
- menstrual irregularities
- dry/brittle hair and nails
- high blood pressure
- heat or cold intolerance
- muscle and joint pain
Which Tests are Included in the Complete Thyroid Profile?
TSH – Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
TSH is produced by the pituitary and acts on the thyroid gland to stimulate production of T4. Higher than normal TSH can indicate a disorder of the thyroid gland, while low TSH can indicate over-production of T4, which acts in a negative feedback on the pituitary to reduce TSH production. Low TSH can also be caused by problems in the pituitary gland itself, which result in insufficient TSH being produced to stimulate the thyroid (secondary hypothyroidism).
Free T4 – Thyroxine
The predominant hormone produced by the thyroid gland. An inactive hormone, T4 converts to T3 within cells. Free T4 is the non-protein-bound fraction of the T4 circulating in the blood, representing about 0.04% of the total circulating T4, which is available to tissues. High TSH combined with low T4 levels indicates Hypothyroidism, while low TSH and high T4 levels indicates Hyperthyroidism.
Free T3 – Triiodothyronine
The active thyroid hormone that regulates the metabolic activity of cells. Free T3 is the non-protein-bound fraction circulating in the blood, representing about 0.4% of the total circulating T3, which is available to tissues. Elevated T3 levels are seen in hyperthyroid patients, but levels can be normal in hypothyroid patients.
Treatment By Sujok Therapy-
TSH Low and T3 &T4 normal – Operation order in thyroid and pituitary ,
TSH Low and T3&T4 also low – Tone Pituitary,
TSH Low and T3&T4 high -Sedate Thyroid.
TSH high and T3& T4 normal- Tone Thyroid.
TSH high and T3& T4 low – Tone Thyroid,
TSH high and T3& T4 also high – means tumors of pituitary or some other area there is a TSH secreting tumor or Thyroid hormone resistance. Then get thyroid scintigraphy and search for the TSH secreting tumor. If for example pituitary has that tumors then treat pituitary.