The Root Causes of Hyperthyroidism and Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia is a significant problem in other wise healthy individuals.  The pancreas secretes two hormones to balance the intake of sugars and starch in the metabolism and hence the blood stream.  When the blood sugar, glucose, is too low it sends our glucagon from the alpha cells and in the other chance blood sugar runs too high it sends from the beta cells of the pancreas, insulin.  The pancreas usually pumps along sending out some of each depending on the recently ingested material in the digestive tract. When the beta cells fail or the insulin produced is not absorbed by the body, diabetes can occur.  Additional insulin maybe needed to stop diabetic reactions.  The opposite is true for the low glucagon production and can cause hypoglycemia.


Hyperthyroidism is an autoimmune reaction to a failing thyroid hormone output.  The brain sends TSH, thyroid stimulus hormone, to the thyroid to step up the production of hormones that regulate the rest of the body.  These hormones monitor all organs in the body, sending signals to release more or less secretions to balance the entire whole.  Like a thermostat register on a building heating system, only more intricate in that it regulates more that body heat.  Every aspect of the body is overseen by the thyroid.


Hyperthyrodism and hypoglycemia then becomes the toxic soup when both appear and one can trigger the other.  Bringing hyperthyroidism under control can many times make the hypoglycemia modify to near normal conditions.  One endocrine gland will try and stabilize a dysfunctional other gland.  When the defective gland is operating better it will stop the over production secretions in the helper gland.


Proper balanced diet may have to be secondary to the corrective diet until the two glands are optimal again.  It is also better outcome, unless radical reactions are occurring, to try to moderate the endocrinal system with diet before trying surgeries, radiation, or medicines. Hyperthyrodism and hypoglycemia experienced at the same time are complex in ways the symptoms are presented and what messages the adrenal gland is sending from the brain to ask one gland to step up and make patches for the other.


Stabilization of the system with diet, then go for discovery of the root cause.  Hypoglycemia can be worrisome but not the troublesome reactions of its big brother, diabetes.  Being opposite twin diseases from the same mother the pancreas, hypoglycemia takes too much sugar, glucose out of the metabolism and blood stream, and diabetes leaves too much.


Hyperthyrodism and hypoglycemia, is the patient a binge eater, taking too much starch and sugars, taking too much blood sugar in the form of alcohol abuse?  Are there dietary factors that would make the pendulum swing as with eating disorders as binge and purge? What dietary intake is the patient undergoing now and how about after a dietary correction and follow up tests for endocrine enzymes efficiency?


After sufficient time has passed, have the symptoms lessened or stabilized?  Then look to each side of the complex mixture of hyperthyrodism and hypoglycemia, genetic factors involved?  Are tumors present? How about medications taken to effect on or the other gland?  Recent surgeries anywhere on the body or recent childbirth, which have set off autoimmune responses in the thyroid or pancreas?  The difficulty lies in distinguishing which is setting off the other to malfunction or are both faulty.  Usually accelerated heart rates indicate the thyroid is sending out too much hormone secretions; shakes indicate over production of insulin; together, hyperthyroidism and hypoglycemia.


Autoimmune reactions to radical invasions of the body as severe injury, inflammations, long term stress, coma, trauma, or stressed immune systems in disease can raise the two headed monster of hyperthyroidism and hypoglycemia.

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