Cytokines and Thyroid

Hello Everyone,

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THYROID SUCCESS TREATMENT #18

CYTOKINES
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Cytokines are the messengers that your immune system uses as part of the inflammatory process.  When a patient has an inflammatory condition like arthritis, IBS, asthma or an autoimmune condition like Lupus or Rheumatoid Arthritis, there are usually high levels of cytokines.

When cytokines are high, they suppress the circuit in your brain that helps you make thyroid hormones.  It suppresses your pituitary, which suppresses hte pituitary’s ability to make TSH.  And remember, I said the functional range for TSH is 1.8-3.0.  Anything outside of that is a severe thyroid condition.

Remember, I said htere are two parts to your immune system, TH-1 and TH-2.  If you have high interleukin-2, or TNF-alpha, then you are probably TH-1 dominant.  If you have high interleukin-4, or interleukin-10, you are probably TH-2 dominant.  If you are dominant with those cytokines, you are probably creating more problems for your thyroid condition.  The key is to get tested for that cytokine function to make sure everything is within the optimal or functional range.

Have a great day!

Dr. Price
www.DrSeanPrice.com
850-862-2224

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