Focus on the Thyroid

The Six Patterns of Low Thyroid Function

In Why Do I Still Have Thyroid SymptomsDr. Kharrazian describes six distinct patterns of hypothyroidism.

Although Hashimoto's is the most common diagnosis of Low Thyroid, Six other factors can lead to Low Thyroid Symptoms. This page introduces you to the six different patterns causing Low Thyroid symptoms. Only one of which is successfully served, if at all, with thyroid medications and/or supplements. This is because most people have "functional low thyroid" and NOT an actual thyroid disease.  Some aspect of they health is breaking down and producing Low Thyroid Symptoms, but the condition does not warrant lifelong thyroid medication or supplements.

Citing the observations of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Dr. Daris Kharrazian points out that the majority of people with low thyroid function suffer from Autoimmune Thyroiditis or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. When Thyroid Drugs or Supplements are used to lower the TSH lab values, it does nothing to check the destruction of the thyroid gland by the immune system.

Dr. Kharrazian suggests that testing be done for immune system markers. It is possible that a person be out of balance with either TH-1 (T-helper cells) or TH-2. Unfortunately, this book was published as TH-17 was first becoming recognized and appearing in the scientific literature. This makes the information about the immune system inaccurate. Read More...