Secondary Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the functioning of the Thyroid gland is low and suboptimal. It is due though to a disorder that affects the Pituitary Gland. The result of the issue with the Pituitary gland is the Thyroid’s function is compromised.
This is analogous to a situation where a house is built on shaky foundations. The roof is crooked (the low functioning Thyroid). On the surface it appears the roof is the problem. However further analysis reveals the poor foundations (the Pituitary gland) to be the underlying cause.
The Pituitary gland can be affected by a number of factors. Genetics can play a role, however the great majority of cases are often lifestyle and environmentally based. Unless direct trauma to the brain (accident, surgery, radiation) has occurred it is more likely that the cause is linked to lifestyle and environmental factors.
For those trying to deal with Secondary Hypothyroidism this is a positive thing. As generally speaking, lifestyle and environmental factors can be significantly influenced by the individual.
Such factors can include:
- Stress – excessive physical, mental or emotional
- Diet – lack of nutrition / excessive ‘junk’ food
- Environmental – lack of exercise / poor air quality
- Alcohol – excessive alcohol consumption can adversely impact the brain and entire glandular system
- Drugs – illicit or prescription
All of the above factors are very commonly significant contributors to secondary Hypothyroidism.
Thankfully as previously mentioned all of the above factors are within an individual’s capacity to alter and modify. Many people after learning of the detrimental effects drugs and do have on people, particularly the glands of the body choose to investigate natural, drug free alternatives.
An Australian researcher, Naturopath Duncan Cappichiano ND is one of the foremost experts of the country in naturally based Hypothyroidism solutions. Duncan has worked with 1000’s of people from all across the world to live a healthier and more energetic life, one not weighed down by Hypothyroidism and its symptoms.
If you suffer from secondary Hypothyroidism then investigating Duncan’s work may prove beneficial. You can investigate further here.