This is a reminder of how serious you need to be, or get, about changing your lifestyle and diet to focus on healing your thyroid dysfunction NOW.
Dr. Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS, MNeuroSci, is “the guy” in the thyroid field. He says,
“If you’re managing your Hashimoto’s yet still waiting for your depression to lift and your memory to return, you could be suffering from the beginning of a brain breakdown. Scientists call it accelerated brain degeneration, and it’s critical you know about it.
Many symptoms of brain decline overlap with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism so that patients—and their doctors—often ignore the symptoms, treating them as just one more thyroid issue to live with.”
He says, that,
“Unfortunately, this is a common mistake with regrettable consequences since researchers have found Hashimoto’s and hypothyroidism increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, accelerated brain degeneration is one of the most severe consequences of poorly managed Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism.”
The most common symptoms of early brain degeneration
- and loss of motivation and drive
are identical to hypothyroid symptoms.
Other familiar symptoms include
- brain fog
- an inability to find the right words
- memory loss
- and slower mental speed
- Fatigue is especially common, making reading, driving, or just carrying on a conversation exhausting.
Thyroid patients may also experience
- loss of balance,
- and tingling in different parts of the body
- tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- and other neurological symptoms
THE REALITY IS
. . . that low thyroid function may be promoting brain degeneration. Possible mechanisms for this breakdown include:
- increased brain inflammation.
- altered brain chemical function (neurotransmitter activity).
- promotion of brain autoimmunity.
- loss of blood-brain barrier integrity (leaky brain).
- brain ischemia (lack of blood flow and oxygen to the brain).
- increased protein aggregation, a clumping together of proteins in the brain.
Dr. Kharrazian goes on to say,
“Research has found a Hashimoto’s and increased Parkinson’s disease risk: Two recent papers, including one that evaluated more than 300,000 people, show hypothyroidism increased the risk of Parkinson’s disease. If you have Hashimoto’s you should be aware of early symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, including:
– decreased sense of smell.
– Tremors usually occur later in the development of the disease, when it may be too late to reverse the damage.
Hypothyroidism and Alzheimer’s Disease
Several papers have also found hypothyroidism associated with and increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Be aware of early symptoms, including:
- impaired memory.
- difficulty with directions.
- trouble learning new tasks.
- frequently losing everyday items, such as the car key or cell phone.
If you have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and notice any of these symptoms, please immediately focus on improving your brain health.
Dr. Kharrazian notes that,
“Once a person is labeled a “thyroid patient,” doctors blame brain symptoms on hypothyroidism and ignore effective strategies that support brain health. One thing I have learned in teaching seminars to all kinds of health care practitioners, conventional and alternative, is that knowledge about the brain is limited to general recommendations, such as prescribing fish oil supplements or antidepressants. As brain degeneration goes unaddressed, symptoms worsen, causing considerable worry and stress for the patient.”
WHAT YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW TO REVERSE HASHIMOTO’S DISEASE AND HEAL YOUR BRAIN
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