"Thyroid disease is more common than diabetes or heart disease."

~ American College of Endocrinology

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THYROID DISEASE IS KILLING US

More than 30,000,000 people in the US and 200 million worldwide have a Thyroid Disorder Most affected are women. Some estimates are over 50 million in US and over 200 million worldwide, and growing.

Estimates vary widely as most patients are misdiagnosed or undiagnosed because doctors don't know what they are looking for.

Thyroid disease is also an autoimmune disease. This means that over 27 million people have one or more of the over 105 known autoimmune diseases.

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Thyroid Symptoms – Dizziness and Vertigo

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Thyroid Symptoms include dizziness and vertigo. These are endocrine disorders.

Dizziness is a term that is often used to describe two different symptoms:

  • lightheadedness
  • and vertigo

Light-headedness is a feeling like you might faint.

Vertigo is a feeling of movement when motion is not happening, like “the world is spinning around you.”

Some of the causes of vertigo include

  • migraines
  • brain trauma
  • stress
  • central nervous system problems
  • multiple sclerosis
  • dehydration
  • cardiovascular disease
  • neck injuries
  • hypothyroidism

VERTIGO

I had my first big bout with vertigo about eight years ago. It came out of nowhere. I got up out of bed in the morning and without warning I fell back onto the bed my head was spinning so much. My health practitioner at the time said it was inner ear infection and I was prescribed over-the-counter mucus releasing tablets.

Over time the vertigo, especially when I tilted my head any direction, lightened up, but remained on and off. Even up to about two years ago I would still had events of it. Once I had to explain to a friend that “I’m not drunk!” while hanging onto the side of a round table when I got up so I could steady myself.

When it came back more regularly a few years ago I talked to my thyroid trained practitioner about it. My description was like when you’re sitting at a stop light in your car and a car drives up next to you, only seeing the front end of the other car out of the side of your vision, you think YOUR CAR is moving, so push on the brakes harder! Funny in the car, not funny when it’s how you feel all the time.

ENDOCRINE SYSTEM OUT OF WHACK

Research says:

Among the endocrinopathies that cause disorders of equilibration are diabetes and hypothyroidism.

The mechanism in diabetes is probably the autonomic neuropathy and orthostatic hypotension that may accompany the disease.

Though much less common as a specific cause, hypothyroidism should be considered when the symptoms of vertigo remain undiagnosed. Indeed, dizziness is not an infrequent presenting complaint in patients with thyroid deficiency.

The Neurology Channel: Thyroid disorders can cause vertigo.

The Merck Manual of Health & Aging: Dizziness is associated with an underactive thyroid.

HOW TO FIX IT

To correct the imbalance, doctors usually prescribe hormone replacement medication.

I’ve been on HPT since 1993, so that alone was not helping. What did help me was a combination of specific endocrine, brain health supplements prescribed by my thyroid trained practitioner,* and by taking certain foods out of my diet, including sugar and gluten, which in combination, made vertigo stop. Thank goodness!

* My practitioner is Dr. Jared Allomong, #1 on this list. You too can see him from anywhere through email, Skype, phone. Contact his office.

Make sure to eat the thyroid reset diet to keep all your systems functioning at top levels. Find it in my Get Your Life Back! Manual and checklists here.

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10 comments to Thyroid Symptoms – Dizziness and Vertigo

  • safaa

    Thank you my family is hypothyroid and we did not know this added symptom was because of our hypothroidism

  • Helene

    My sister has severe vertigo and hypothyroidism. She suffered some mental issues from it as it can do that so they treated her like a mental patient instead of what they really should have and now sent her to the state mental hospital and do not give a concrete reason. In these cases they tend to give patients mental drugs when they need to treat the thyroid optimally and also do dietary changes which will help the thyroid and help alleviate the vertigo such as soy, must use pink Himalayan iodized sea salt and foods out of her diet, including sugar and gluten,but no ones listens or cares and then she suffers the consequences. Such malpractice and abuse of a patient and they get away with it. This has to stop. So many thyroid patients go through hell due to ignorance of so called medical people who do no know their craft ,or anything they should to properly help people.What to do…HELP!

    • kim

      Hello Helene, I’m so very sorry to hear of what you’re doing through.

      Please contact my thyroid practitioner, Dr. Jared Allomong – he can work with you by phone/Skype/Email from a distance most times.
      Go here and call or make an appointment: http://functionalhealthcolorado.com/

      My good thoughts for your best health always, Kim

  • I m having dizziness from last 30days numbness Dr proscribed some medicines but thosrdidn’t work i have dizziness 24hrs I also got ctscan pns but didn’t work dr says its normal he changed medicine 2times but didn’t work I m afraid

  • Shitalnat Kanwade

    Hi,

    I had my TSH checked – 50 (8/12/16) so my Dr prescribed 2×100 MCG Eltroxin tabs. But apart from these, I started taking 1×100 MCG in evening too for fast recovery! So total 300 mcg per day.But after 15 days I experienced 24×7 dizziness(23/12/16) & sometimes hypoglycemia till this time too. Why these symptoms? What does that mean? What should I do? Please help.

  • kim

    Hi Chris,

    I’m so sorry for you health mis-care story. Too many of those from around the world.

    I highly suggest you contact my thyroid practitioner, Dr. Jared Allomong – he can work with you by phone/Skype/Email from a distance most times.
    Go here and call or make an appointment: http://functionalhealthcolorado.com/

    My good thoughts for your best health always, Kim

  • Anita Svetkovich

    I had total thyroidectomy July 2016 due to papillary thyroid cancer. Also have Hashimoto’s. I have had two bouts with vertigo since my surgery. First one not so bad but the one yesterday made me terribly nauseated & I did vomit. Was wondering if I can still be helped even though I no longer have a thyroid? Thank you

    • kim

      Hi, Anita,

      I’m am SO very sorry for your health issues.

      You need “thyroid hormone replacement” and much more. You need to make sure you’re seeing a “thyroid specialist” who knows what to do for you.

      Try this list – http://thyroidu.com/practitioners/

      If you don’t find one on this list I highly suggest you contact my thyroid practitioner, Dr. Jared Allomong – he can work with you by phone/Skype/Email from a distance most times. Go here and call or make an appointment: http://functionalhealthcolorado.com/

      My good thoughts for your best health always, Kim

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