Thyroid conditions are common. There are many reasons why the thyroid can become over or underactive. The most common cause of hypothyroidism is an autoimmune condition, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis; this is where the body attacks its thyroid gland resulting in low thyroid function.
Also, nutrient deficiencies such as iodine, selenium, and zinc can prevent the thyroid from functioning correctly. Food intolerances, as well as adrenal issues and cortisol imbalances, can also be a cause.
On the other hand, the cause of hyperthyroidism is less understood; however, mold and other exposures are a possible cause.
Traditional lab testing for thyroid health is sub-optimal. These tests do not accurately reflect the thyroid’s functioning and can miss hypothyroidism. It is common to have ‘normal’ lab results based on these lab findings, and actually, have an issue with your thyroid. The way conventional medicine tests thyroid actually misses half the people who have a thyroid issue!