What’s the Difference: Hyperthyroidism & Hypothyroidism?

What’s the thyroid do anyway?

Your thyroid gland has a significant role to play within the body - so don’t let its small size fool you.

A normal thyroid is located below the larynx and is not typically seen or felt if finger pressure is made to the neck.

The thyroid is responsible for releasing and controlling thyroid hormones that regulate metabolism, which is the process where the food you’ve consumed is transformed into energy. This energy is used throughout the body and enables the body’s systems to function normally.

When the thyroid isn’t functioning correctly - that’s when we run into problems, and thyroid disease symptoms can start showing up. Because thyroid issues are notoriously misdiagnosed and undiagnosed, I’ve dedicated much of my time and efforts to studying and learning how to treat thyroid effectively.

In general, women are at higher risk of thyroid issues than men, so women should be aware of the signs of thyroid issues and symptoms.


What’s the difference?

  • Hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid is overproducing the thyroid hormones.
  • Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormones.


What are the symptoms of Hyperthyroidism?

If the amount of hormone being produced by the thyroid is too much, one’s body functions tend to speed up as a result. That’s why Hyperthyroidism symptoms tend to be “excitatory” and include:

  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate
  • Heart palpitations 
  • Shaking of legs
  • Excessive weight loss 
  • Sunken eyes
  • Frailness 
  • Inability to gain weight 

Remember that hyperthyroidism symptoms can mimic many other diseases’ symptoms, so it can often go undiagnosed. 


What are the symptoms of Hypothyroidism?

If there’s too little or an under-active thyroid, every body function tends to slow down. Hyperthyroid symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Hair lose
  • Inability to sleep
  • Weight gain
  • Brittle nails 
  • GI symptoms

Hypothyroidism is unfortunately common and often goes misdiagnosed. Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid doesn’t create and release enough thyroid hormone into your bloodstream and causes your metabolism to slow down.

Hypothyroidism is more common than Hyperthyroidism, but both diseases can occur - most often in adults.

I hope this helps clear up any confusion about these two common thyroid disorders. For more information, head on over to my YouTube channel and check out my latest video.

Here it from Dr Shumard himself...

I want to share with you now that I’m no stranger to Hypothyroidism and how it’s treated through traditional medicine. You might be saying, “I’ve followed every recommendation to improve my condition, and yet I still feel these symptoms. Am I missing something?”

The answer is - yes. 

I’ve found that traditional medicine only looks at the surface of treating Hypothyroidism.  

Let me tell you now that this kind of treatment, more often than not, is not effective.

I work at identifying the underlying factors causing Hypothyroidism. But, sadly, it also doesn’t help that most generalized treatment plans do little to nothing to cure your condition.

So what’s the answer? 

To be completely honest - there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution.

The truth is that overcoming a thyroid disorder isn’t the same for everyone.

But I can help get you back to good health.

Just know - you don’t have to live with Hypothyroidism forever. So let me help you on your way back to taking control of your body. I’ve spent the last five years working with patients with many conditions, specifically Hypothyroidism.

And just in case you’re new to my page and didn’t know - I have developed a few webinars just for women struggling with Hypothyroidism, and it’s been life-changing for so many.

At the webinar, you’ll be part of a discussion on effective treatment solutions that have helped women regain control over their lives and start living again.

Other thyroid focused discussions during the webinar include conversations on how to:

  • Regain the energy needed to start living again
  • Adopt a healthy lifestyle
  • Prevent future health problems such as heart disease and infertility
  • Reduce and eliminate the need for prescription drugs
  • Be the best version of themselves
  • And more!

If this sounds like a step in the right direction for you, what are you waiting for?

Register for my Thyroid Reversal Webinar HERE! 

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