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Does stress affect Hashimoto’s? Does it cause Hashimoto’s? No, it triggers Hashimoto’s. It’s, it creates stress, creates an inflammatory process.
I stress, does a zillion bad things to us and it all starts with the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are our stress management glands. When you go into a fight flight response, a stress response, a lot of things happen in that adrenal gland to offset physiology.
It slows down your gut, it’s. It causes you to have constipation, so you’re, not detoxifying. The increase in in cortisol, wind wind stress occurs: there’s, a there’s, a hormone called cortisol and it goes up and it goes up a lot and and so it’s.
It goes up to make stress hormones or it is. It goes up because it’s. The stress hormone being made instead of making something else and cortisol has a has a bad effect on on on blood sugar control. It has a, but it hasn’t.
Worse fact, on inflammation corta too much cortisol will cause inflammation. Inflammatory responses will then in turn cause an immune, inflammatory response against your thyroid, so that’s like so that’s.
One of the direct pathways when your thyroid works, specifically in tandem with your adrenals, and that’s, really the core of how stress affects your thyroid. When you’re, when your adrenals have been under stress a long time, your metabolism goes down and when your metabolism goes down, everything goes down.
We just didn’t. We just did one on on female hormones, and we talked about when metabolism goes down. Everything goes down, your estrogen goes down, your estrogen goes down, then you can’t make babies, it’s, so so stress has a big big effect on on that, and then that in turn has an effect on your thyroid thyroid and Female hormone, and since I male hormones have a actually what they call it crosstalk with each other stress causes.
So what stress causes under conversion of t4 to t3? So what that means is your thyroid makes a hormone called t4, mostly 93, to 97 percent of the harmone that you make in your thyroid is t4. It’s, not active until it gets somewhere like the liver or the intestines or the cell sites, and and and and so for for it to get there.
Certain parameters have to be met, and, and if there’s, inflammatory responses going on from stress these proteins that carry the the thyroid hormone from the thyroid to where it needs to get, can’t do that, and so you may have Perfectly normal thyroid hormone numbers, but you might be stressed and and that might cause you to not be able to convert it’s called under conversion, your t4 to t3, and so basically, what happens? Is you’re, not getting active stuff into your active thyroid hormone into your into your cells and and and and you’re tired, so the stress indirectly affects thyroid hormone, as opposed to just directing directly hitting the thyroid and the and The cortisol that we talked about that high levels of cortisol, so when cortisol goes up one of the many things it does is it dumps blood sugar out from your liver? It’s, primarily designed to do that in the middle of the night.
When you’re on a fast and you’re, like sleeping and you’re, not eating anything for 8, 9, 10, 11 12 hours and your blood sugar keeps going down because you’re, not eating anything And so your brain needs blood sugar.
So your adrenals kind of kick out some cortisol about every two and a half hours to to get to get that Fletcher to run to your head and what happens is when you’re in stress that cortisol. Just goes up and it stays up and when it stays up, it causes insulin resistance and when it causes insulin resistance than the TSH levels.
The thyroid stimulating hormone levels in the bloodstream, particularly from your pituitary gland, to your to your thyroid, but in the but the entire blood stream go down. So now your TSH is low. Tsh meets thyroid stimulating hormone, so your thigh rates not getting stimulated because you’re, stressed and, and so and another thing that happens is and – and this is kind of goes with the last one that I just talked about is chronic stress can can Cause an inflammatory response against your pituitary gland and then your pituitary gland may just not make thyroid stimulating hormone and the next thing you know your thyroid.
It’s, not getting any thyroid stimulating hormone and it’s, not making any thyroid hormones. So stress has a huge effect on Hashimoto’s. It’s, it’s, it’s and I go back to the first thing. I said it’s, a major trigger a triggers for Hashimoto’s or multitude.
You know surgeries can do it. An accidents can do it, emotional traumas can do it. Overwhelming infections can do it, but I would say sitting here listening for years and years and years to who’s touching motors patients, that the number one thing that seems to have set off the problem is usually an emotional trauma of some sort, so That stress and thyroid in a nutshell – and so I can take the weekend off here and hopefully we’ll – have another interesting topic for you on Ashima dose on Monday, you