Updated: Sep 29, 2022
1 in 8 women will develop a thyroid condition at some point in their lives; women are 5-8x more likely than men to develop a thyroid condition. Even more surprising is that 60% of the people with a thyroid condition don’t know they have it.
In this video, Dr. Mary interviews Dr. Sarah Williams about thyroid health. They discuss:
What is our thyroid, and what does it do? Where is it located?
Symptoms of low thyroid function, or hypothyroidism
Symptoms of high thyroid function, or hyperthyroidism
Nutrients needed for thyroid hormone production: selenium, zinc, iodine, vitamin A
Labs to ask your doctor to run if you suspect thyroid issues
Treatment options for hypo- and hyperthyroidism
How thyroid issues can cause SIBO or constipation and bloating
How our adrenals and stress levels are related to our thyroid health
To get a list of the labs to request from your doctor and the functional medicine lab ranges, check out our Functional Medicine Lab Range Guide.