Start with these exclusive tips for thyroid issues from Miss Lizzy. With over 15 years experience as an advocate, patient and researcher Miss Lizzy knows is your trusted source for iodine and thyroid support.
Top thyroid issues described by patients
The thyroid is a tiny butterfly shaped gland at the base of the throat in the front of the neck. When it comes to how you feel, the thyroid gland can either help you feel your best or it can leave you feeling drained of energy. There is a long list of thyroid issues symptoms reported by patients but these are the more common ones:
Low body temperature, feeling cold, and intolerance to cold
Through Miss Lizzy’s personal experience and in hearing from thousands of community members over the years, these are the biggest challenges people face when trying to get help for thyroid symptoms issues:
Finding the right doctor who will listen
Getting comprehensive lab tests
Finding the right treatment
Learning how to be our own advocate
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There are two important thyroid hormones used by the body for thyroid function; T4 and T3. These thyroid hormones act like fuel for the body, but each functions differently. The inactive hormone, called T4, is also known as the storage hormone because its held in the body until the time when it's needed for fuel. Conversion is required to make T4 into T3. The active thyroid hormone called T3, is the fuel for the body and what makes the engine go.
Two important processes must take place for thyroid hormone function. First, thyroid hormone needs to be created Second thyroid hormone needs to be converted. A break down in either or both of these processes could mean thyroid symptoms issues.
Here is where iodine and selenium fit into the puzzle. Did you know iodine is responsible for actually making thyroid hormone? That's how important iodine is for the thyroid gland. Did you also know that selenium is responsible for converting thyroid hormone from T4 to T3? As you can see, iodine and selenium are vital for thyroid function in those who need it.