Premature Menopause Due to Hyperthyroidism
The thyroid gland secretes thyroid hormones (TH), which control the metabolic rate. The body has a complex mechanism for regulating the level of thyroid hormones through TRH (Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormone). TRH hormone from the hypothaslamus causes the pituitary gland to produce TSH (Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone), which in turn, stimulates the thyroid to produce thyroid hormone (TH). TH has two forms: T3 and T4 (thyroxin). Thyroxin is converted in the liver and o
ther organs to the metabolically active form, T3.
For the thyroid gland to function normally, many factors must work well together: the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis, TH binding proteins in the blood, and the conversion of T4 to T3 in the liver and other tissues. . If overactivity of any of these three glands (hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid) occurs, an excessive amount of thyroid hormones can be produced, thereby resulting in hyperthyroidism.
Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland produces excessive amounts of two forms of thyroid hormone (T3 and T4), resulting in the metabolism of fuel into energy—lots and lots of energy. A person with hyperthyroidism has an engine that runs hot all the time, and never really lets up.
Women are five to seven times more likely to experience thyroid problems than men but of more than 13 million Americans who have thyroid problems, half do not know it.
Symptoms of Female Hyperthyroidism
Just about any ailment that can plague a woman can often be traced back to a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the neck called the thyroid. There is a laundry list of symptoms associated with both hypothyroidism (underactive) and hyperthyroidism (overactive): anxiousness, constipation, dry skin, exhaustion, gaining weight, hair loss, infertility, insomnia, irritability, losing weight, pounding heart, shakiness and tremors etc.
The table is based upon information from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
Be aware that surgical thyroid removal does not help hyperthyroidism because:
• Surgical removal leads to many side effects.
• Pathogens such as infection, inflammation, toxins in the thyroid glands are homeless after surgical thyroid removal. These pathogenic factors are forced to migrate to other glands or tissues causing more physical problems.
• The liver, hypothalamus and pituitary gland problems cannot be fixed by surgery.
To solve hyperthyroidism, the body must be treated as a whole. VitalChi products have been highly successful in treating the root causes of hyperthyroidism and restoring the function of thyroid gland, the liver, adrenals, the kidney, and central nervous system. It is recommended that the following treatment be taken for three to six months
before making a decision for surgery.
The underlying root causes of female hyperthyroidism are:
1. Menstruation volume has been meager and light, waning away within two days.
Meager menstruation is the number one cause of female hyperthyroidism.
If meager menstruation persists for more than six months and no intervention is taken to regulate menstruation amount, the patient has an extremely high risk of developing hyperthyroidism.
2. Tubal ligation surgical procedure, cutting and tying or blocking the fallopian tubes, which carry the egg from the ovaries to the uterus). It is often chosen as a means of permanent sterilization. Unfortunately, it is number two cause of female hyperthyroidism.
After tubal ligation surgery, the energetic flows of the liver, spleen, and the kidney meridians are blocked, progressively causing energetic obstruction and blood stagnation in the thyroid area.
3. Full hysterectomy is the number three cause of female hyperthyroidism.
4. Constant frustration, unreleased anger, depression or other emotional stress can also cause female hyperthyroidism, causing the body to produce excess cortisol which over stimulates the thyroid. Besides the liver and other organs, high level of cortisol due to stress can speed up the conversion rate of T4 to T3.
Cortisol is made in the adrenal cortex. Cortisol (commonly called hydrocortisone) is the most abundant – and one of the most important – of many adrenal cortex hormones.
In addition to helping you handle stress, the two primary adrenal hormones (adrenaline and cortisol) help control body fluid balance, blood pressure, blood sugar and other central metabolic functions.
Too much cortisol, due to the adrenal glands response to excessive stressors, creates a condition of thyroid resistance, meaning that thyroid hormone levels can be normal but tissues fail to respond as efficiently to the thyroid signal.
a. Speaking affirmative forgiveness prayer in the morning and at bedtime
b. 10 days prior to the menstruation cycle
For those patients whose menstruation volume is meager and wanes away within two days, VitalChi ‘Set Free Formula’ is recommended to be taken and rotated with ‘Blood Cleanse Formula’, 20 pills each time, 3 times per day.