Re: progesterone and goiter
According to the late Dr. John Lee, low progesterone can be a factor in hypothyroidism. The goiter isn't caused directly by low progesterone; low progesterone is a contributor to estrogen dominance, and that causes hypoT. The struggling gland then enlarges in an attempt to keep up with body's demand for thyroid hormone. Supplemental thyroid hormone often can shrink the goiter by relieving the gland of some or all of its duty.
Thyroid test results that are merely "within range" are frequently not so "normal". For many women, T4 and T3 levels in the lower half ("low-normal") of the range cause symptoms. Trouble is, the majority of mainstream doctors are unwilling to treat at this stage, and patients suffer for it.
You can post your test results and ranges for opinions, if you care to.
Last edited by midwest1; 02-15-2005 at 06:21 AM.