Did you know our thyroid has a direct affect on our kidneys? Our kidneys are important when it comes to converting the inactive form T4 into the usable and active form T3… So not having a properly functioning kidneys could mean thyroid disease – as much as thyroid disease could mean issues with kidney function.
Do you find you wake up in the middle of the night to pee (more than once), do you crave salt? Sodium reabsorption tends to be lower in some with hypothyroidism – since you lose more salt in your urine you will crave it more. This is part of the reason a healthy or high quality salt is important in our diets.
Our thyroid hormones regulate our blood pressure! If you have high blood pressure, the urge for frequent pee breaks in the middle of the night, you crave salt or you have any chronic kidney issues you may want to check your thyroid. I don’t mean a standard thyroid check, I mean a full comprehensive panel like the one we offer here, complete with antibodies and reverse t3 (as well as t4 and free t3)
Our kidney plays a role in both hypo and hyperthyroidism (as well as hashi) since it works so closely with our thyroid. Did you know that glomerulonephritis is an autoimmune disease affecting the kidneys and commonly found in people who suffer hashimoto’s as well as both hyper and hypo thyroidism?
How can you support your kidneys in their job so they can in turn support your thyroid? Why not try herbal tinctures like this one .
I’m a fan of tinctures as they tend to be potent and work quite well. This one might say Liver Tonic but don’t let that fool you, it’s packed with kidney supportive herbs as well. It’s also got a healthy dose of celtic sea salt!