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Hyperthyroidism & Hypothyroidism

 

Estrogen receptors are mostly found in the above organs and glands:

  •  Womb (Uterus /Ovaries)
  •  Breasts
  •  Liver
  •  Thyroid
  •  Brain
  •  Adrenal Cortex
  •  Gallbladder
  •  Fat Cells

Hyperthyroidism & Hypothyroidism: Two Sides of The Same Coin

Thyroid disease affects about 2.5% of the US population, but due to the disease predominantly afflicting middle-aged women, the incidence within this group is relatively high. Women are about four times more likely than men to suffer from hyperthyroid disorders, eight times more likely to suffer hypothyroidism, and about twice as likely to suffer thyroid tumours. Approximately half the cases of thyroid disease involve hyperthyroidism, and the other half involves hypothyroidism. Despite the differing outcomes, the main and root cause of the disease is an autoimmune process initiated by estrogen dominance.

Estrogen Dominance is the root cause of 99% of patients with reproductive issues and an almost identical number for those with metabolic dysfunction. Estrogen dominance primarily affects (stagnates at) organs and glands whose cells have the most estrogen receptors. Estrogen is a catabolic steroid hormone which exerts its effects on cellular activity mainly by binding to nuclear estrogen receptors (called ERα and ERβ), leading to changes in the expression of many genes involved in cell proliferation, cell-signal transduction, and inhibition of programmed cell death (apoptosis). Once estrogen diffuses across the cell membrane it attacks and disrupts the mitochondria (the engine of the cell) slowing its spin, and diminishing the ATP/ADP process, resulting in a low cellular charge.

Most uterus diseases are treated by the surgical removal of tumours (e.g. myomectomy), cysts, or even the entire removal of the entire uterus (hysterectomy). None of these procedures address the aetiology (root cause), estrogen dominance. In the case of a hysterectomy, it does, however, remove the primary target for free-roaming estrogen. The estrogen, in turn, seeks out other glands (organs) which have estrogen receptors, to stagnate. One such gland is the thyroid.