Naturopathic Solutions For Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome
Are you feeling fatigued or depressed?
Have you been gaining weight or retaining water?
Are these symptoms feeling worse the more stress you face?
And have you been tested for hypothyroidism and it came back negative?
If so, these are some of the signs of Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome (WTS).
Dr. Pat has received special training in the detection and treatment of Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome by Dr. Denis Wilson, who first described the condition.
Read on to find out more about Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome.
What Is Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome?
When you’re under severe stress, your body kicks in with certain coping mechanisms. In particular, your metabolism may slow down and your body temperature may drop. After the stressful event has passed, your metabolism and temperature are supposed to return to normal.
However, sometimes they don’t. In these cases, your body is stuck in a state of stress, despite the stressor having passed. The associated symptoms can persist, sometimes for a long time.
Why does this happen? It’s related to your thyroid. When you’re under stressful conditions, your body produces a lower amount of thyroid hormone and this state may persist even after the stressor(s) has passed. This is what causes the symptoms listed above.
Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome Symptoms
The symptoms of Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome are similar to that of other thyroid disorders. They may include:
- Chronic Fatigue
- Headaches or migraines
- Menstrual irregularities
- Anxiety and/or depression
- Hair loss
- Dry hair
- Brittle nails
- Aching joints or muscles
- Weight gain or loss
- Fluid retention
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty remembering
- Increased sensitivity to low and high temperatures
- Sore throat, especially when swallowing
- IBS-type symptoms
- Dry skin
- Low sex drive
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How Does Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome Differ From Hypothyroidism?
If you’re paying close attention, you may notice many of the symptoms of Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome are similar to those of hypothyroidism. So, what’s the difference?
In some cases, your doctor may assess your level of thyroid hormone and find it’s still in the conventionally acceptable range. However, that doesn’t explain why you feel the symptoms of hypothyroidism. In these cases, it may be Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome.
With hypothyroidism, your thyroid isn’t supplying enough of the precursor thyroid hormone T4. Your body converts this into the active thyroid hormone, T3, which it uses to signal your organs to behave the way they should. This will show up in lab work as either low T4, low T3, or both. But with Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome, there is enough T4, but it isn’t being converted into T3 at the appropriate rate. In most cases of WTS, the lab work comes back within normal range.
In both thyroid disorders, you’ll feel the same. However, the treatment for each one is different.
Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome is essentially a diagnosis of exclusion. If Dr. Pat can rule out the other potential causes of your symptoms, he may diagnose you with Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome.
Naturopathic Treatments For Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome
If you identify with the symptoms listed above, the first step is to get to the bottom of what’s causing them in the first place.
As mentioned, the symptoms of Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome are similar to those of other thyroid disorders. However, there are other disorders with similar symptoms, including:
- Certain infections
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Vitamin B12 deficiency
- Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
If we can rule out the above ailments, and Dr. Pat feels it makes sense, he may diagnose Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome. From there, he’ll offer a treatment plan geared toward reversing the effect of this disorder.
Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome isn’t “curable” in that it’s essentially your body’s coping mechanisms run amok. You can’t get rid of those coping mechanisms, nor would you want to even if you could. The possibility will always be there that your symptoms could return.
However, Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome is largely reversible by using the special WT3 protocol developed by Dr. Wilson and/or through the use of naturopathic treatment.
Dr. Pat trained under Dr. Wilson and, as such, is qualified to provide treatment for Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome.