Do you think that you have the symptoms of hypothyroidism?
I'm talking about symptoms such as weight gain, fatigue, menstrual irregularities and hair loss.
ALL of these symptoms and more may be caused by your thyroid.
Standard lab test and the conventional treatment don't necessarily help alleviate the symptoms of this hormone imbalance.
Learn what to do if you think you are suffering from thyroid symptoms in women:
Fatigue is one of the most common (and frequently reported) symptom of hypothyroidism.
Fatigue is the result of various changes in your body including nutrient imbalances, poor mitochondrial function and even tissue level hypothyroidism.
What's more interesting is that in order to treat and reverse thyroid fatigue you actually need more than just thyroid medication.
Because the subjective symptom of fatigue can come from multiple different places in the body.
Hypothyroidism is very common among people in the US which means that many people are taking thyroid hormone.
Despite taking thyroid hormone many patients still show the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism.
Why should patients taking thyroid hormone replacement for low thyroid still have symptoms?
In this post I will explain the top 10 low thyroid symptoms and explain how low thyroid causes each of these symptoms:
Are you taking thyroid medication but still losing your hair?
Is your hair brittle, dry or breaking?
All of these symptoms may result either directly from low thyroid or as a result of low thyroid function in your body.
What most patients don't realize is that hair loss is multifactorial (meaning many things contribute to it) and that means that stopping hair loss requires a comprehensive approach.
Micronutrient deficiencies, high testosterone, high cortisol, low iron and much more all contribute to hair loss in thyroid patients.
Find out what is causing your hair loss and how to fix it below:
Much of the conversation on this blog is dedicated to women and what happens when they have hypothyroidism or low thyroid function.
But what about men?
Do men react the same way? Do they have the same symptoms? Is treatment the same?
It turns out that the answer to each of these questions is "No".
In fact the treatment, diagnosis and management is quite different.
Hypothyroidism in men deserves special attention because of how thyroid hormone interacts with their main sex hormone: testosterone.
In this post we will discuss:
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Acne can be tricky to treat unless you know exactly what is causing it.
And figuring that out can be a problem - especially if your approach has been to just throw different kinds of lotions and creams all over your skin.
Acne is a condition that usually reflects a problem that is happening INSIDE of your body, not what is happening to your skin directly.
So if you approach the problem as one that can be solved with topicals and creams, you may never actually treat the root cause of your acne.
In fact, one of the most common reasons for acne that I've seen is due to thyroid hormone imbalances.
Yes other hormones can cause acne (we will talk about those as well) but thyroid problems tend to be more tricky to diagnose and treat so patients with this kind of acne tend to stick around for a while.
In this post I'm going to walk you through the best treatments that I've found to treat acne, from the inside and the outside...
Do you have all of the symptoms of hypothyroidism and yet you are told that your lab tests are "normal"?
If so then this blog post should help you understand why this can happen but more importantly what you should do about it.
Due to various reasons (that we will discuss below) your Doctor may not be ordering the right tests or evaluating your symptoms in the right context.
Because of this it's up to you to have a greater understanding than the average person so that you can be an advocate for yourself.
This post will teach you what symptoms to look out for, what tests you need to ask your doctor for and how to interpret those lab tests.
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