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In order to understand what hypothyroidism is, it is necessary to know how the thyroid works.

The thyroid is controlled by the pituitary gland producing the TSH hormone (Thyroid-stimulating hormone) which is able to modulate the function of the thyroid itself that responds with the production of thyroid hormones (FT3 and FT4).

If the thyroid does not  work enough (hypothyroidism), the pituitary gland produces more TSH, thus stimulating the thyroid itself  to produce  more hormones.

How is the diagnosis of hypothyroidism made?

One might think that we diagnose hypothyroidism when a hormone or both are low.

Actually, this rarely happens and in case of strong hypothyroidism only. In the vast majority of cases, blood tests revealing high TSH levels are sufficient to diagnose hypothyroidism. This means that after sensing a functional deficiency of the thyroid, the pituitary gland does not wait for lower levels of the thyroid hormones and immediately increases the production of TSH in an attempt to restore the normal function of the thyroid.

After the diagnosis is carried out (according to the only increase of TSH levels and, in case, the low levels of the thyroid hormones as well), the goal is to establish the treatment.

Conventional Medicine, which operates in terms of substitution therapy, just relates to the thyroid hormone, not trying to restore a normal function of the gland itself.

For example, it is what happens during the Diabetes or Amenorrhea treatment, in which Conventional Medicine does not try to restore the functioning of the functionally tired lazy organ, only requiring a synthetic hormone that replaces the function itself, that is, insulin for diabetes, estrogens for Amenorrhea.

In case of hypothyroidism, the reiterated use of thyroxin causes a functional failure of the thyroid gland.

However, the side effects, are not neglectable: effects on the heart, on the arteries; anxiety, tachycardia, in addition to metabolism failure in the patient who tends to put on weight more rapidly than before.

Actually, the hormonal therapy often causes weight loss during the first days of treatment. However, in 99% of cases, the patient eventually experiences a greater ease in gaining weight.

Indeed, the use of substances such as amphetamines or thyroxin (chemicals that exercise catabolic or "destructive" action) causes a "rebound effect", a defence of the body itself, especially due to some structures of the brain, first of all the hypothalamus.

Biological Medicine treats hypothyroidism through the functional rehabilitation of the thyroid. At the beginning, it is obtained by correcting the metabolic and oxidative typology of the patient through an appropriate lifestyle and a specific nutritional plan.

Then, as it is appropriate, other additional therapies may be used: omotossicology, bioresonance, organoterapy, trace elements, etc..

As regards the nutritional program, in addition to the concept of “metabolic or oxidative typology”, there are also some foods and some supplements that slow down the production of the hormones of the thyroid and, therefore, its function, thus contributing to a state of hypothyroidism. This topic has also been treated by the Italian Ministry of Health on the Web, where the "guidelines" to be followed in case of hypothyroidism are illustrated.

Patients who are treated in a traditional way are not always informed about the nutritional rules to be followed in order to treat hypothyroidism.

As already mentioned, however, in Biological Medicine, the choice between therapies varies from patient to patient depending upon the severity of hypothyroidism: it is often sufficient to undergo a functional check-up and then follow nutrition and natural therapy at home.

Following this path, in many cases, we can easily restore proper functions of the thyroid with the normalization of blood parameters and gradually removing the assumption of the hormones of the thyroid in case the patient has been taking them for a long time.


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Director: doctor Salvatore Simeone,
born in Pignataro Maggiore (CE), 8th February 1957,
High Graduated in Medicine and Surgery at La Sapienza, University of Rome, in 05th April 1986.

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