Thyroid problems are most often caused by failure in the production or delivery of hormones from the thyroid gland to tissues throughout the body. This condition is called hypothyroidism and is detected by blood tests showing low levels of the thyroid hormones T4 & T3, and higher levels of the pituitary hormone TSH.
Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome(WTS) does not show up in these tests because the dysfunction occurs after T4 arrives in the tissues. To be available to the body at the cellular level, T4 must undergo a natural conversion to a different, more active form called T3 and, for reasons unknown, this fails to occur. Abnormally low body temperatures result, and this is the main diagnostic sign of WTS.
The condition is treated with pure T3 called triiodothyronine mixed with a sustained release agent, administered in capsule form, usually over a period of months. Given the strong correlation between WTS and the presence of stress in the patient’s life, eliminating stress is a key component of successful treatment.
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Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome?
If you suffer from…
- Severe fatigue
- Headaches and migraines
- PMS / irregular periods
- Weight control problems
- Fluid retention
- Allergies / asthma
- Anxiety / depression / panic attacks
- Decreased memory and concentration
- Hair loss / dry brittle hair
- Unhealthy nails / dry skin / acne
- Decreased sex drive
- Constipation / IBS
- Cold and heat intolerance
- Average body temperature below 97.5
…and particularly if they worsen after a major stressful event in your life, then you may have a dysfunction of the thyroid system called Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome (WTS).
The condition is treatable. If you have symptoms that have the appearance of WTS, we would be glad to discuss them with you and consider a course of hormone replacement therapy.