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Are Thyroid Problems Hereditary?

By Lucy Rose Clinic

November 23, 2020

Did you know that thyroid health and function is very much influenced by your mother’s genetics?

If your mother has thyroid symptoms, or is on thyroid medication, then you have a very good chance that you too will.

I’ll list the warning signs below, so check your risk factors and enjoy the article!

The Thyroid Gene Connection

Thyroid disease is an issue that can run in the female family line.

The most common cause worldwide is a shortage of essential nutrients in our diet. In most cases, the mother and the affected infant.

Genetic causes account for about 15 to 20 percent of cases of congenital hypothyroidism.

Thyroid dyshormonogenesis results from mutations in one of several genes involved in the production of thyroid hormones. These genes include DUOX2, SLC5A5, TG, and TPO. Mutations in each of these genes disrupt a step in thyroid hormone synthesis, leading to abnormally low levels of these hormones. Mutations in the TSHB gene disrupt the synthesis of thyroid hormones by impairing the stimulation of hormone production. This only accounts for around 2% of hereditary thyroid disease.

Nutrient deficiencies Inherited from your mother.

If the mother has low levels of essential nutrients in her body when falling pregnant, then her baby has a chance of being born with lower IQ and suboptimal thyroid function.

For example, women store much more iodine in the body men, and this is because all the glandular tissues of the body hold iodine to keep the tissues healthy, cyst free and free of plastic changes to the tissues, such as nodules and growths.

Breast tissue and ovaries holds a large storage of iodine, and when iodine is absent, it allows for changes to occur – which are the precursor to fibrocystic lumps, cysts, and nodules.

In many case, iodine, in most over the counter supplements is not high enough to account for what the body needed when mum fell pregnant. And the soil in mum’s area may have been depleted to provide mum’s diet of the necessary amount of iodine for bub in the womb.

When metabolism is slowed due to low thyroid, the symptoms are:

  • Tiredness & Sluggishness.
  • Dryer Hair or Skin.
  • Sleep More Than Usual.
  • Weaker Muscles.
  • Constant Feeling of cold.
  • Poorer Memory – brain fog.
  • Puffier Eyes.
  • Difficulty with Math.
  • Weigh gain easily.
  • Outer third of eyebrows sparse.
  • Clumsy – unsteady gait.
  • Irregular periods.
  • Carpel Tunnel.
  • Heart rate fluctuations.

Do you have 3 or more of these? Then maybe you should get your thyroid checked!

Prevention is better than cure, so the earlier we treat this, the faster your body can heal. Book a call to discuss your options – we are here to help.

This consultation will help answer your questions, we can go over your symptoms, and see how we can help.

What to expect in your appointment:

  • Fill out a confidential patient questionnaire to help us know your concerns before the call.
  • Book an appointment time to suit your schedule.
  • Speak with a Lucy Rose naturopath.
  • Full TeleHealth service – ANYONE can work with us.

The ‘Sullivans’ Story

We had been treating Mandy for 6 months after discovering that she had iodine deficiency induced hypothyroidism. She was feeling great, and had a new lease on life, weight loss goals were achieved, and her energy was good all day.

She said in her consult that she was thinking that she should bring her 17 year old daughter in. She was really lethargic, and starting to act quite depressed and disinterested in school and social events.

Her daughter Tina came in and we did a comprehensive hormone testing package. Her results showed severely low iodine status, issues with methylation, and low nutrient status.

Her treatment included a nutritional formula made for her by a compounding pharmacy to address her particular needs, herbal medicine in liquid form, and for diet changes, she followed her food intolerance report.

Thankfully, largely due to her youth, she responded really fast, and by the next consult was report much better energy, mood and sleep. After 3 months, she was a happy, energetic, positive teenager, excelling at school and enjoying life!

Today, the Sullivan’s are happy and healthy, and thyroid isn’t a concern for them, as long as they keep up their maintenance supplements!

We would love to help your family!

Working with one of my trained team members takes all the guesswork out of your health. Your results are presented to you, and only information relevant to YOU and YOUR BODY is given, taking out the overwhelm.

Let us help you!

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