HPA AXIS and the Thyroid connection
As mentioned on the HPA AXIS -STRESS page, the Hypothalamus, the adrenals and the pituitary gland connections has numerous fall out symptoms when it is array. The stress response has undeniable repercussions on the rest of the system. One of which is referred to as Wilson's Syndrome.
WTS (Wilson's Thyroid Syndrome) is consistent with inadequate thyroid stimulation of the cells even though the supply of thyroid hormone from the thyroid gland or thyroid medicine is normal (TSH thyroid blood test is normal). It is typically brought on by stress and is often reversible.
This may cause you to have genetic switch thrown, a nutritional or hormonal factors that prevent you from converting T4 to T3 effectively, leaving you with insufficient T3. Conventional medicine does not acknowledge the concept of ineffective conversion, or the role of T3 in hypothyroidism treatment. But again, T3 is the active hormone at the cellular level, so if you are unable to convert T4 to T3 effectively, and do not have optimal levels — or you have high levels of the inactive blocking hormone Reverse T3 — you will be hypothyroid, even if your Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) blood test shows you to be within the reference range. Again, the blood work will show within range results, if your physician considers only the serum results, recovery is unlikely.
Conversion problems and issues with thyroid medication properly working can be caused by adrenal fatigue, or other vitamin deficiencies such as iron or selenium. Poor gut health can also be a contributor. By addressing these, you may fix the conversion problem, but many other people simply have a problem converting and don’t know why. But it’s a big reason as to why T3 and NDT medication tend to work better for a lot of patients, instead of T4-only meds like Levo or Synthroid, because it gives them direct T3, so they don’t have to rely on their body to convert it. more
Another condition as a result of HPA Axis (Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal) imbalance is and thyroid axes in Sjögren's syndrome (SS)
Sjorgren's Syndrome (SS) is a condition often accompanies other immune system disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. In Sjogren's syndrome, the mucous membranes and moisture-secreting glands of your eyes and mouth are usually affected first — resulting in decreased tears and saliva.
The two main symptoms of Sjogren's syndrome are:
Dry eyes. Your eyes might burn, itch or feel gritty — as if there's sand in them.
Dry mouth. Your mouth might feel like it's full of cotton, making it difficult to swallow or speak.
Some people with Sjogren's syndrome also have one or more of the following:
Joint pain, swelling and stiffness
Swollen salivary glands — particularly the set located behind your jaw and in front of your ears
Skin rashes or dry skin
Persistent dry cough
Healing the HPA Axis
It is important to understand that the entire process works on a feedback loop system, with the hormone Cortisol secreted, so you need to interfere with the process by doing things differently when it comes to adrenal stimulation....simply put...YOU NEED TO TEACH YOURSELF TO CHILL! there as many ways of accomplishing this as there are people on the planet. Each of us finding different things calming, nurturing and engaging. Here a few to get you started;