Healthy adrenal function is essential to thyroid hormone balance. Holistic health coach, Andrea Beaman details the common symptoms as well as the common causes of adrenal dysfunction with some suggestions regarding nutritional deficiencies.
Depression is a known symptom of thyroid disease. The exclusive use of the TSH laboratory test does not identify all patients with thyroid hormone imbalance since it is a measure of pituitary function not of thyroid hormone. Therefore, expanded thyroid hormone testing must be conducted before a patient is diagnosed with a mental health disorder.
Submitted by: Susan N.
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Patient Question: "Why are optimal cortisol levels important when taking thyroid medication? How do I test for adrenal fatigue and what are optimal cortisol levels?"