Links between thyroid health and brain health, wow, that’s a big subject. So i’ll try to keep it short here. There’S a link depending on who you are listening to. They might call it a cross-talk between the thyroid and the brain.
They might cause it uh, the the the brain thyroid web, there’s a bunch of there’s a bunch of terms for it, but there’s vicious cycle between the brain and the thyroid um usually starts. It usually starts with the thyroid and to keep it basic.
When you have autoimmune thyroid disease, when you have hashimoto’s, okay, um autoimmune thyroid will, when you get a trigger to your thyroid. In other words, if you have hashimoto’s autoimmune thyroid disease and there’s so many triggers there’s the gluten, there’s the there’s different types of whether they’re night shades or lectins or there’s like glyphosates or i mean there’s just a ton of food ones, there’s chemical ones, there’s there’s! There’S pathogenic ones: there’s uh, there’s just a ton, there’s lifestyle ones whenever you introduce one of these triggers into your system, uh, depending on your sensitivities, you’re likely to set off a thyroid response, because you’re going to cause too much thyroid hormone to to be ejected out Of your system, this does a lot of different things.
Okay, it can cause it can cause heart palpitations, but it can’t in someone who is prone to anxiety or panic attacks, because they have a easily firing mid midbrain. It’S called an amygdala, that’s not in the midbrain, an easify amygdala, which is the fear center of the brain that extra thyroid hormone can set that off and it can cause you to have anxiety or panic attacks in general.
Hashimoto’S is known um when, when, when it’s, when it’s active, it’s known to increase inflammation to the frontal lobe and it’s known to decrease oxygen to the brain in general, the inflammation can hit the frontal lobe when, when you have so when you have inflammation in your Brain your neurons, which are the which are the um uh, the nerve cells of nerve tissue nerve cells into neurons.
They when they become inflamed, um they’ll become excitatory producing some of the symptoms i just mentioned, but also inflammation, will cause your neurons to not be able to make proper neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine, meaning serotonin dopamine means serotonin, i’m not happy.
I have seasonal, affective disorder. Depressed dopamine, i’m not motivated, i’m angry, i wake up tired and so, and so you put the two of them together, you have significant depression and you know maybe someone who wants to do harm to themselves.
This is a chemical issue and, and so hashimoto’s literally is involved in all of those in all in all of those factors, hashimoto’s is now being and or migraines migraines. What are migraines my migraines, if you break it down to the simplest aspects of it, um, and i don’t mean to denigrate migraines for those of you who are experiencing, because i see migraines like almost like every other day and they’re.
I’M glad i’ve never had one. But they’re all about um blood supply, they’re all about blood supply, they’re all about arteries, dilating attracting when they’re not supposed to and they’re all about inflammation hashimoto’s will cause you to lack oxygen to your brain and it will increase inflammatory responses to the brain to frontal Lobe and to those arteries and boom they’re.
Now i i believe, i’m correct when i say the last. I remember of the statistics that i read that was me trying to remember what it was yeah. I think they they’re saying that that hashimoto’s is now present in approximately 70 of migraine.
Headaches, i’m pretty sure, that’s the number so and then the next thing like that that that the thyroid does relative to your brain is they’re now starting to say a lot of these inner ear issues. A lot of these neuroinflammatory problems, neuro neuronitis uh certain aspects of tonight – is certain aspects of bppv where they say the rocks come out of your ear and you get dizzy and that type of stuff are being caused by inflammatory responses from autoimmune thyroid disease.
Uh, there’s another really really specific connection from five from from your thyroid from particularly with hashimoto’s to something called your cerebellum. Your cerebellum sits back here. It’S called your little brain okay.
This cerebellum basically controls almost every part of your brain, but it has a very specific connection to hashimoto’s. When you get an immune attack against your thyroid, you will get an immune attack against your cerebellum about i it’s a pretty significant amount of time, so i don’t put a percentage on if i had to like, if i’d like put a percentage on based on what I see in my practice – well i’d probably say between 50 and 70 percent of the time.
So so you get this attack on your thyroid and now your heart, palpitations and anxiety, and and may you know, insomnia and tremors and emotional and stuff like that which emotional, frontal lobe okay.
But then you might also get like nausea or you might get lightheadedness or you might get dizziness or vertigo. Maybe you’ve developed, seasickness car sickness, maybe you’ve developed where you can be in a room with a crowd.
Uh. Maybe you’ve developed where you have light sensitivity, sounds like this is all your cerebellum and there’s this molecular mimicry between your thyroid and your cerebellum. What that means in english is there’s molecules on your thyroid that look exactly like molecules on your cerebellum, endocrine tissue, thyroid, brain tissue, nerve tissue, cerebellum, go figure, but that’s molecular mimicry, um, look it up and um, and so so, when you get one attack, you get Both attack and it confuses the daylights out of people because obviously they’re going the thyroid person for their thyroid and they’re, going to the counselor for their anxiety and they’re.
Going to the ear doctor for the dizziness and they’re, going to the neurologist to check their brain. To see why they’re having vertigo and it’s it’s an insane because the same trigger will trigger both of those particular uh issues and there and there’s more and there’s more.
But those are really the major major major major connections between the brain and the thyroid and that, as far as the brain affecting the thyroid um, i mean it just from the perspective of. If you go into a stress response, it increases um.
It increases all metabolic functions and and it’ll increase thyroid function, but but it’s really more how the thyroid, how how an attack on your thyroid affects brain function, because it is so underappreciated.
As per my statement of just you know, one person going to four different doctors for the fact that it that they, they maybe they ate something that flared off their thyroid and caused all of those. So that’s thyroid brain connection.