Eating disorders can CAUSE thyroid problems including conditions such as low thyroid and hypothyroidism. Learn how to fix the problem if you have an eating disorder and a thyroid problem.
Did you know that eating disorders can CAUSE thyroid problems? And when I am talking about thyroid problems here I am referring to low thyroid conditions or hypothyroidism.
Eating disorders, specifically anorexia and bulimia, trigger several changes in the body which have a negative impact on thyroid function. The result is a combination of metabolic damage and low thyroid function.
Eating disorders cause thyroid problems by damaging the hypothalamic pituitary axis, by increasing stress hormones in the body, by decreasing T4 to T3 conversion, and by altering your weight.
One big problem is that the TSH suppression seen by these disorders can make diagnosing the thyroid problem more difficult unless you know what to look for.
Learn more about the connection between eating disorders and how they cause thyroid problems here.
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I’m Dr. Westin Childs and I focus on thyroid health, hormone balance, and weight loss. I write about thyroid disorders, weight loss, insulin resistance, estrogen/progesterone balance on my blog. I truly believe that hormone balance is the key to managing your weight, your mood and your quality of life which is why I’m so passionate about it.
This video is not intended to be used as medical advice. If you have questions about your health please consult your physician or primary care provider. Dr. Westin Childs goes to great lengths to produce high-quality content but this is NOT a substitute for medical care.