I have a question about hypothyroidism.
My girl freind beleives that she has hypothyroidism and the question I have is this … is it always detectable with a blood test?
If she does have that what are some things that she can do to suppliment the thyroid to assist also what harm can having that condition cause if she goes to the gym and is trying to loose weight with out treatment.
I beleive that the harmone it produces can effect much more than weight loss and operating with out sufficient amounts can cause issues in other areas. She is against taking a harmone because she fears cancer …
well I am not sure about how true or not that is but I do however feel that her body if she is suffering from hypothyroidism is operating at a disadvantage in the least and I also feel that other problems from such an untreated condition can be pretty bad. She is 40 yrs old looks 28 , works out 4 days a week eats about 2300 calories a day she works at night but has been doing that for the last 8 yrs. Really doesnt get enough sleep but when she does get the chance to sleep she can crash for like 14 hours.
She is consuming well over 100 grams of protein a day. Limited carbs but not very strict … and only after waking up or after the gym in the morning after work. Takes a multivitamin,Createin,Fish oil asl well as flax oil. Diet is mainly , Sirloin beef ,chicken breast, whole eggs, whole wheat toast,skim milk, Broccoli Cauliflower , green beans and bananas.
There is more in her diet as in variety but this is a limited amount of space but its pretty accurate.
Her work outs consist of Leggs Squat 4 sets of 10 with 90 pounds 30 sec rest between sets. Leg extension 4 sets of 10 with 50 pounds and a 1 sec squeeze at the top 15 sec rest between sets.
leg curls 10 sets of 3 with 90 pounds 5 sec rest between sets , Limited arm work presently because of her shoulder and arm. Direct AB work < machine> 60 pounds 4 sets of 10 15 sec rest between sets shrugs 15 pounds in each hand and 1 set of 25 and elliptical 1 mile usually done in 8 minutes 30 seconds.
She has made very good progress from her first work outs 10 weeks ago example 1 mile in 15 minutes but she is very upset because although her arms back and legs are getting very toned and firm she is not loosing any weight. She has progressed from only using the bar on the squats with one set of 15 and only half way down now she does an ass to the ground squat every time with a 25 plate on each side.
She does work the entire body 3 times a week but the last two days are a trainning split with the excersises. I give her a very light week once a month and that week has only two work out days. She does do arm work but at this time she has dicomfrt in her right arm and I feel its best to let it rest. Her arm work usually consist of seated rows 8 sets of 8 with 35 pounds Or close grip pull downs with 35 pounds 8 sets of 8.
I know that in this country she most likley would receive synthroid as a perscription for thyroid harmone I know its a T-4 and I have my doubts as to its effectivness but … her doctor wont justify it from her blood test results . Is it possible for the condition of hypothyroidism to exist with out being evident in a blood test?