FAQ: Can Thyroid Goiters Symptoms Be The Result Of Adrenal Fatigue?
Q: How does having a goiter affect my adrenals and what are some common thyroid goiters symptoms?
A: In women, there is a strong relationship among the ovarian, adrenal, and thyroid systems. These three organs are intimately co-dependent on one another for optimal function. This axis, also called the Ovarian Adrenal and Thyroid axis (OAT), must be correctly balanced if women are going to feel well. If the adrenals are weak, cortisol production may be adversely affected. Excessive cortisol can create a condition of thyroid resistance. This means that your body may fail to respond in an efficient way to your own thyroid signal, producing thyroid goiters symptoms. Goiter may result. This resistance applies to many other hormones such as insulin, progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone. That is why stress, when chronic, can make you feel so rotten, like a slow-motion train wreck in progress. Few of your body’s hormones are allowed to work at optimal levels when the thyroid is not well balanced. The adrenals are usually dysregulated when that happens. Thyroid goiters symptoms can, therefore produce symptoms of adrenal fatigue or symptoms of adrenal fatigue caused by adrenal tumor.
Thyroid goiters symptoms can also affect adrenal function, leading to OAT axis imbalance as well. In other words, whether the damage is in the thyroid or the adrenals, the end result is that both organs will be affected because they are interconnected. Fortunately, adrenal tumors are rather rare. Common symptoms include salt cravings, blood pressure imbalance, fatigue, and hypoglycemia
Q: How does one’s internal system accumulate unwanted metabolites, thus causing brain fog?
A: As a result of AFS, the body’s detox center could slow down, unless the toxins can be promptly metabolized and cleared out of the body, they may accumulate. This can lead to retoxification reaction and the toxins recycled to the brain which causes brain fog.
Q: Due to my PCOS, my doctor has had me taking Metformin to help regulate my ovulation and hormones to become pregnant. This medication not only makes me feel nauseous and weak, but I’ve been taking it over a year and have had no improvements or conception. What can be done naturally to help my hormones?
A: You need to look at the underlying issues and get to the root level. In women, there is a strong relationship among the ovarian, adrenal, and thyroid systems. These three organs are intimately co-dependent on one another for optimal function. If one is off, the others would be affected.
Q: I was in a car accident a few years ago. After that, I had to have back surgery. Ever since I had my back surgery I have felt exhausted and fatigued. Is it possible the back surgery caused my Adrenal Fatigue?
A: Low energy and tiredness is a warning sign that the body is running out of fuel and usually points to underlying problems. Surgery is a traumatic event as far as the body is concerned and unless you have enough nutritional reserve to sustain such insult, the body will feel drained and recovery is retarded, incomplete, or both. With time, this results in chronic fatigue mediated by the adrenal glands. If your doctor cannot find anything wrong with you, consider Adrenal Fatigue as a possible cause. When your adrenals are weak, the body may be unable to handle normal emotional and physical demands of daily living due to metabolic and hormonal imbalances. Symptoms include feeling tired in the morning despite rest, having to drag yourself to complete your work, and drained by the end of the day. Inability to handle stress is also associated with this.
Q: I recently went in for a teeth cleaning. Since the teeth cleaning, I am tired all the time and have no energy. After a weekend of rest, I still don’t seem to be able to regain my energy. Would a teeth cleaning cause Adrenal Fatigue?
A: Normally teeth cleaning should not cause an Adrenal crash in those who are healthy.
During the cleaning process, toxins from the oral cavity are released and absorbed into the bloodstream. They then circulate throughout the body. If the body’s excretion mechanism is compromised, which is often the case for those with AFS, toxins then accumulate in the body. The body usually mounts an anti-inflammatory response to reduce such toxic load. If the adrenal system is weaker than normal, such capability is compromised and the body will be drained, resulting in fatigue.
Q: I’ve heard that a glass of red wine a day can be beneficial. I also have heard that drinking alcohol can make Adrenal Fatigue worse. Are the benefits of red wine greater than the risk of an adrenal crash?
A: If you already have Adrenal Fatigue, the alcohol may cause more problems because of the sluggishness in the liver. So it is better not to drink alcohol if you have Adrenal Fatigue. You can get the same health benefit by drinking grape juice.