The primary sign for Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome (WTS) is low body temperature, which can sometimes be the sole indicator that thyroid hormones aren’t quite right. Often, standard thyroid tests don’t reflect Wilson’s Temperature Syndrome because there are different ways that the body can experience hypothyroidism that tests can’t measure. For example, there may be a problem with thyroid hormone transport, T4 to T3 conversion, or perhaps thyroid receptors that just aren’t responding to thyroid hormone appropriately. No matter what the cause, the end result is that the person experiences low body temperature and hypothyroid symptoms that can include
Last week we talked about how chronic stress and cortisol wears out the adrenals, and how tired adrenals affect thyroid function. But there’s actually more to the story. Did you know that not only is thyroid hormone activity regulated in part by stress hormone activity, but the reverse is also true. The two hormonal systems interact throughout your body, in different tissues. Thyroid hormone sets a kind of “baseline” activity level and stress hormones, secreted from your adrenal glands, speed it up or slow it down.
The interaction is complicated and affects body heat, blood flow, heart rate, blood
Everyone with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is familiar with the frustration of getting a proper diagnosis and treatment. You also know that at times, you have to take your health into your own hands. That’s why I recommend that anyone with a diagnosis of CFS do one vitally important thing: check your body temperature.
The details on how to do this correctly are on my website, under How are body temperatures measured? If your body temperature is consistently low (below 98.5 F., or 36.94 C. but typically lower than 97.8 F, or 36.56 C) it means that your metabolism is