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Your hashimoto’s, autoimmune response, stable, okay, two, the first two things that i look at when a person comes in here with hashimoto’s is isn’t; it aggressive, um, unstable hashimoto’s, thyroiditis and aggressive, And stable are two different things, so aggressive will be another presentation somewhere along the way, but these influence the manner in which i attack a hashimoto’s case or any and frankly, even an autoimmune case.
But we’re talking specifically about hashimoto’s case right now, uh significantly as to whether it’s stable or not. So what’s, unstable and unstable, hashimoto’s first of all, usually is is one that’s here’s.
The old here’s. The old thyroid here here’s. Your here’s. Your your immune system, immune system, is attacking this and to varying degrees. This thyroid is getting damaged. When i should put pictures online of a clean, looking thyroid section in a damaged looking thyroid section, it will blow your mind as to what it looks like and it doesn’t look good so, but some people have a little damage some people a Lot of damage some people have like, like they’re.
It’s, just like crazy, getting damaged all the time. So how do you know? You know? Because not everybody who has an immune attack against their thyroid is has a is. Has? Is having an active attack all the time the people who are not having an active attack? Those are people who their tshs are.
I mean they’re. They’re um. They they come in here. Their antibodies may be uh. It doesn’t matter. What they are, they could be low, they could be high, they could come in here. I won right now, whose antibodies are over 2 000, which is high, for those of you may not be familiar with.
Ranges like like crazy. High range is like zero to nine um, but when you look at their symptoms, they’re, not getting heart. Palpitations they’re, not getting anxiety for no reason at all. They’re, not getting insomnia or they’re.
Getting it like very occasionally that could lead you symptomatically to understand um, whether it’s stable or not, but the real way to figure out. If the person’s stable is to just get their history relative to their their uh, their meds.
And if, if you, if you have a a hashimoto’s case and every three months or every six months or once a year or every year, your doctor has having to increase your medication, because your thyroid stimulating hormones, markers your tshs, the much maligned Tsh marker by us, mostly by the functional medicine, guys if it keeps going up this, is this lets the practitioner know i that you may not be having a lot of those symptoms, but your thyroid is getting damaged every year that your thyroid is getting damaged.
It’s, getting less able to function and your thyroid, stimulating hormone is being called upon more and more to stimulate it, so it keeps going up and up. Your doctor has to keep raising your thyroid medications so that you don’t, have your hair falling out and your fatigue.
You have an unstable thyroid that that affects treatment in a lot of ways. Now this is something that you may never even have heard about. I even know um of conversations i’ve had with other functional medicine, doctors that were like what does that mean unstable and tsh? I don’t even look at that.
Dhh it doesn’t mean anything at that. Well, it’s. Not it’s the if they don’t just do one marker, it doesn’t mean anything, but but if you, it means something. If you learn what it means and you can use it diagnostically that person also that for me, i’m gonna hit that thyroid sooner than later.
Many of you have heard me talk about how we treat these things and usually the thyroids last. You’re, finding all the triggers the triggers calm down. Then. If the thyroid’s still not regaining function, then maybe we’ll.
Do some herbs botanicals on that or maybe your doctor will titrate your medication down uh, but but also from the perspective of you should be getting your thyroid, stimulating hormones taken more frequently.
If, if you are the person whose medications have been going up, you know a couple of times a year or even every year for five or six years every year. It goes up whether you have those symptoms or not.
It’s. It’s, it’s, an unstable situation, and you should probably get your tshs done, particularly um. Well, in both in both the medical and and the functional medicine attack. You should be getting it done every three months now, your doctors, you know once they get your initial dose.
Usually it’s like once a year, well that that whole year, if your tshs are going up, you’re, getting damage to your thyroid, your thyroid is, being you know there’s, been there’s, destruction Occurring through your thyroid, so even if it’s, the medical approach they’re gonna they’re gonna raise your thyroid hormone quicker than not, and it’s going to dampen the destruction for some Period of time, so over a period of time, you would dampen your destruction, destruction by getting your meds properly managed, but in in my world it’s like okay.
This is like an alarm city. This is like. Okay, we can’t just wait for six months for everything to come around. We need to go after that inflammation. Now it’s and it’s kind of like a little bit more of a an acute like.
Let’s, put out the fire thing here and then get to uh and then get to some of the organ systems and some of the other things that you want to get to the blood sugars and this and that that that will help to Dampen the immune responses, the infamous gut the infamous leaky gut the food sensitivities and those types of things.
So there’s. I would go at that one, a lot heavier with probably certain types of nutrients and and and things that are anti-inflammatory and just whatever it is that the blood work and the assessment forms that we have people fill out.
These are a couple of assessment forms that have like 240 questions on them, and it kind of gives us a really good idea of how to attack that so so instability um of the thyroid is a real important thing for you to even be aware of it.
‘s, an important thing for you to know. If you’re talking to your medical doctor, they probably would embrace this. If you shared it with them and said you know my my tsa just keep going up and you know my understanding.
Is it’s, destruction to the thyroid? Could we check it um every three months instead of every year, and they would probably be on board with that, unless i miss my guess and and and then your functional medicine practitioners, if they are not aware of it, you should have them become aware of it And i think they would be okay with that too, because it might.
These are not easy things to manage it. Might it might help a little bit in their world to to to manage your thyroid better, not just now but into the future, and so i i people have unstable tshs over a period of years, five, six years by the time they come in here i’m gonna have them doing their tsh is every six weeks.
When we start, then it’s going to be every three months, and then it’s, probably going to be no longer than six months. Until i am one certain dude that the destruction has been put into remission so yep, so that’s.
Um is your thyroid stable? Do you have a stable, hashimoto’s, or do you not have stable hashimoto’s, so i know that wasn’t the title of this, but that’s. The meat of the subject there, so okay so and we’ll, be back with one on um on uh the aggressiveness of the instability, probably at some point in the future.