There are approximately 60,000 new cases of thyroid diagnosed each year within Australia with statistics revealing that 1 in 8 women will experience thyroid-related issues in their lifetime. These figures are staggering and are increasing every year. Thyroid disorders are the most commonly underdiagnosed medical conditions today with some individuals
unaware they even have the condition.

What is the thyroid?

The thyroid gland is the master gland that sits in front of your neck and is shaped like a little butterfly. The gland manufactures hormones that help control many of the body’s processes including our metabolic rate, body temperature, energy levels and every cell within the body contains a thyroid hormone receptor.

Thyroid hormones act directly on major organs and systems of the body and thyroid dysfunction can have huge effects on the functioning of the body.

An insight into the diagnosis of thyroid dysfunction:
Common pathology and blood screening performed by general practitioners checks the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH). This is one singular market of thyroid activity and does not paint the entire picture of how the thyroid is functioning. It is very normal for individuals to
be told their TSH sit in the ‘normal’, healthy reference range yet the individual doesn’t always feel 100% and is often experiencing a plethora of signs and symptoms that categorises a thyroid dysfunction.

At Hills Natural Health Centre, the naturopathic team have seen so many patients that are at their wit’s end knowing they ‘don’t feel right’ despite being told their thyroid is fine. The reality is if the thyroid is not functioning properly, none of the body’s systems will be working at 100% either and this leaves the individual not feeling that great…. We know how frustrating this can be!

To really understand how the thyroid is functioning we require a full thyroid function test.

This includes:

Naomi Rogan and the team at Hills Natural Health Centre have worked first hand with thyroid disorders supporting close family members suffering from thyroid dysfunction and with Naomi experiencing autoimmune-related disorder herself.

Do you think your thyroid has been mis-diagnosed and may not be functioning optimally?

Below are 10 signs that may indicate your thyroid gland is out of balance:

  1. You have ongoing digestive issues
  1. You can’t lose weight (or have been gradually gaining weight)
  1. You are constantly tired
  1. You develop blood glucose disturbance:
  1. You have elevated cholesterol and high triglycerides
  1. You have oestrogen dominance or deficiency:
  1. You experience hot flushes/night sweats or feel cold all the time
  1. Your are experiencing a lot of hair loss or thinning of the hair
  1. You have constant brain fog.
  1. Your body is overload with toxins

So, what to do next …………

The bottom line. Some individuals seem to know they are “not quite right” or have a thyroid problem, despite being told by their GP there is nothing wrong or maybe some are wondering why they are taking thyroid medication but still experiencing all of the above symptoms.

The body is complex and has intricately connected systems, so it’s important to listen to your body, recognise the signs and symptoms and ask yourself if a thyroid dysfunction may be the underlying problem.

At Hills Natural Health Centre, we dive deep into thorough screenings to find the root cause of individuals thyroid dysfunction. Through a holistic and individualised approach paired with evidence-based medicine, we will work closely with you to find the best treatment for you to restore your overall health and well being.

Book your FREE scoping session here today or phone the clinic on 9298 8332