Hypothyroidism often has somewhat vague symptoms, such as feelings of fatigue, sluggish movements and thinking, depression, weight gain, muscle aches, and sensitivity to cold.
If you suffer from vertigo, there is no doubt. You feel the room spin, lose balance, maybe feel nauseous, and even fall down. It’s the #1 cause of broken bones.
But a new study just published in the journal Scientific Reports reveals a common cause behind these two very different diseases. This cause may reveal the cure for both.
Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism are both auto-immune diseases, meaning that they occur when your immune system incorrectly identifies your healthy body tissue as a threat and starts to attack or interfere with it.
Ménière’s disease may also result from abnormal immune activity that causes an excess of endolymphatic fluid in the inner ear.
This fluid then ends up in the semicircular canals nearby, which contain fine nerve hairs that are meant to send balance information to the brain. If they drown in fluid, the information they send is scrambled and you experience severe vertigo attacks.
Since various thyroid conditions and Ménière’s disease may all be signs of immune dysfunction, a group of researchers wondered whether they tend to occur together.
The Korean team responsible for the new study used data from the Korean National Health Insurance Service-Health Screening Cohort, collected between 2002 and 2015.
They identified 8,183 adults with Ménière’s disease that were matched for age, sex, income, and area of residence with 32,732 individuals serving as controls.
They discovered that a whole range of thyroid conditions were more common in the group with Ménière’s disease than in the healthy population:
1. 5.7% versus 4.2% in the case of goiter.
2. 4.7% versus 3.6% in the case of hypothyroidism.
3. 2.1% versus 1.6% in the case of thyroiditis.
4. 3.6% versus 2.5% in the case of hyperthyroidism.
5. 0.99% versus 0.67% in the case of autoimmune thyroiditis.
Statistically, the strongest associations with Ménière’s disease were found for goiter (an enlarged thyroid gland), hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid), and hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid).
Since Ménière’s disease is a condition that clearly announces itself, people who have this condition may benefit from testing their thyroid function.
The good news is that you can get rid of the underlying cause of both your hypothyroidism and Ménière’s disease using the simple steps explained here…
Or, if you suffer from any type of vertigo or dizziness, cure it using the easy vertigo exercises explained here…