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The SEVEN Types of Thyroid Dysfunction
ONE: Pituitary Dysfunction
Lab Findings: TSH below 1.8, T4 below 6
Cause: Low Pituitary gland output of Thyroid
Stress, over time, wears down the ability of the
pituitary to stimulate the thyroid. Some common
stressors are pregnancy, high carbohydrate
diet, too much caffeine, inadequate sleep
(insomnia), chronic inflammation, and viral or
TWO: Thyroid Dysfunction
Lab Findings: High TSH, low or low-normal T4
Cause: Sluggish thyroid activity. This is the
ONE pattern of thyroid dysfunction that is caught
on standard thyroid testing, and MAY respond to
thyroid hormone replacement. Nature also
provides a thyroid stimulant in an herb called
Ashwagandha, my preferred method of treating
this thyroid type.
THREE: Conversion Dysfunction
Lab Findings: Normal TSH and T4, only the T3
Cause: Acute stress response with an elevated
level of cortisol. Again anything that stresses the
internal environment can cause this thyroid type,
including infections and inflammation.
FOUR: Thyroid Binding Dysfunction 1
Lab Findings: Normal TSH, T4, with elevated
Free T3 and T4.
Cause: This is most often found in women with
PolyCystic Ovaries (PCOS), and is the result of
high testosterone and high insulin impairing
normal transport of thyroid hormone to your cells.
Treat the high testosterone and insulin, and this
thyroid type disappears.
FIVE: Thyroid Binding Dysfunction 2
Lab Findings: Normal TSH, T4, with low Free T3
Cause: This thyroid type is just the opposite of
number 4…instead of a lack of transport of
thyroid hormone to your cells, the protein that
transports is too high, and it fails to “let go” of the
thyroid hormone for your cells. This is caused by
high estrogen, frequently from contraceptive use
or estrogen replacement therapy. Treat the high
estrogen and this thyroid type disappears.
SIX: Cell Resistance to Thyroid Hormone
Lab Findings: All thyroid tests are normal, but
the adrenal hormone testing reveals a stage of
Cause: This is another stress related pattern,
so stress hormone patterns must be identified
and treated…and again, once treated properly,
this thyroid type disappears.
SEVEN: AutoImmune Thyroid Dysfunction
Lab Findings: Could be normal, low, or high,
with positive thyroid antibody tests.
Cause: Something has irritated the immune
system, often food sensitivities, infections, or
chemical exposures, and caused such a
disruption of immune function, that it has begun
to attack the thyroid gland. Treat the immune
system and all potential irritants to resolve this
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|Dr. Stone is a Chiropractic Physician,
certified in Integrated Natural Medicine and Applied Kinesiology, and Functional Diagnostic Medicine.
He also has over 300 hours of post doctoral education in Functional Neurology.
This clinic does not treat named conditions, rather we treat
each individual toward health.