Under Active Thyriod and other issues

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Hi I'm new to this forum I've had under active thyriod since age 7. (I'm now 38)  I just want to know if there is anyone else out there like me who has under active thyriod, high blood pressure, high colestarol, type 2 diabetes and poor kidney function. I'm convinced all this leads back to thyriod issues. I'm not paranoid am I? Thanks for reading in advance.

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    The first thing I would do if I thought that would be to seek the advice of a specialist, if low thyroid under medication leads to all those  symptoms you must get it sorted.Is it the thyroxine that is causing it? do you get your blood monitored frequently? dont put up with it for goodness sake seek help I beg of you.
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      Hi Doreen thank you for replying. I do get my bloods regulaly monitored and all I get is all bloods within normal range regards my thyriod I'm just so fed up with taking 12 tablets a day and 3 injections plus regular blood sugar tests. The dr is fully aware of my concerns and just says I have bad genes because of a strong family history of all the above. For the last 4 generations no one in the maternal line made 57 years of age.
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    Hello saby3248,

    In my opinion, there is a very clear chain of events, that untreated hypothyroidism causes high cholesterol levels leading to high blood pressure which, in its turn, takes its toll on the kidney. It's such an important gland that its malfunction can easily affect virtually any organ, pancreas and liver including, which may explain diabetes too.

    Do not get paranoid or depressed though, addressing the issue of hypothyroidism may not cure your diabetes, but will definitely make you a healthier (happier) person. Good luck!!

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      Hi jen thanks for the reply. I am being treated I currently take 175mcg of Levothyroxin. I just need to be around for kids. They shouldn't have to witness seeing their mum at a low ebb. I know how it feels having cared for my mum from age 13 to her death 7 years ago.
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      How do you feel on 175 levo? Do you still have hypo symptoms? If yes, then maybe the dose needs an increase, or a combination T4/T3 therapy (or Natural Dessicated Thyroid!) would do a much better job.

      As to the "bad genes" or "bad family history", do not let them get into your head. A "bad" embryo wouldn't get implanted into maternal womb. So YOU are fine. And you will stick around not only for your kids, but for your future grandchildren too! Just think for a moment about this scenario: your ancestors on maternal side had a predisposition for underactive thyroid. Left untreated it could shorten their lifespan resulting in various diseases/conditions. But you are much better informed and that means you are much better prepared to obtain (fight for?) the full quality of life. This is what the most of us are trying to achieve, sometimes against the odds biggrin)

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    i am so sorry to hear of the death of your mother.

    i note your determination to address your issues. i applaud you and i believe you.

    i also know that you could entirely heal your self...as you believe too deep down...there is no need to be a victim of your genes...these do not express themselves if the enviromental conditions are right! so if you resist the patterns that contribute to disease and take another path you, either, won't get the condition...OR ...you will recover.

    take a look at some of the many paths out there to follow ...let me know the names you come up with if you google 'sugar escaping protocols' and which you fancy...also working with a naturopath is a very good idea and will help you. once again i applaud your motivation to be a good model for your kids....so you'll be kicking all sugar out of the house and exploring a new regime with them?  

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