Mold Exposure Causes Low T3 but can be Treated with T3 Medication
February 7, 2020 by Dr. Westin Childs
Is Mold Causing Your Thyroid Problems?
It really shouldn’t surprise you to hear that mold exposure is harmful to your health.
We now have numerous studies which link exposure to the toxins from mold to MANY medical conditions include:
Chronic fatigue syndrome
And now we can add thyroid dysfunction to that list.
A recent study from 2017 (1) has clearly shown a link between mold exposure and the development of thyroid dysfunction.
Why is this important?
Well, in a world where diagnosing thyroid problems is increasingly difficult, you as a patient should be aware of all possible causes to ensure that you get the right treatment.
We already live in a world where thyroid patients are largely unhappy with their current treatment regimens and we have veteran thyroid patients (those who have had thyroid disease for 10+ years) who report virtually NO improvement in their symptoms despite receiving thyroid medication.
Understanding this mold connection can serve to help YOU as a thyroid patient because it may help you get on the right treatment.
The problem with thyroid dysfunction related to mold exposure is two fold:
#1. It causes a thyroid dysfunction lab pattern which most doctors are NOT looking for.
#2. The treatment for this condition is NOT conventional (more on this below).
Let’s talk about each of these and how it relates to you…