On average, one out of every 250 women suffer with hypothyroidism. Most of these women find that the standard thyroid hormone replacement treatment does little to improve their state. The thyroid helps regulate many functions of the body metabolism, growth and development, body temperature, mood regulation and hormone balance.
The thyroid secretes several hormones, collectively called thyroid hormones. The main hormone is thyroine, also known as T4. If the thyroid is not functioning properly, it cannot perform is job of creating hormones and keeping your body running properly. A few symptoms of thyroid conditions include:
- Feeling tired or sluggish
- Inability lose weight even with exercise
- Feel cold in hands, feet, or all over
- Weight gain
- Needing excessive amounts of sleep
- Night sweats
- Difficult, infrequent bowel movements
- Feeling depressed and unmotivated
- Morning headaches
- Mental sluggishness
- Brain fog
- Outer third of the eyebrow thins
- Thinning hair
- Dryness of skin and/or scalp
- Feeling nervous and emotional
- Heart palpitations
- Inward trembling
- Increased pulse even at rest
If you are suffering from a few or several of these symptoms, you may be suffering from a thyroid problem. Thyroid problems are not something to ignore and hope they will go away. If left untreated, your thyroid symptoms may continue to get worse and create other medical conditions.
To learn more about the importance of hormone balance, read about our Pillar of Hormone Health.
To learn how our Life in Motion Wellness Program can help you gain control of your thyroid symptoms, attend a free “Persistent Thyroid Symptoms” dinner presentation. You will learn about the importance of thyroid balance, improper traditional medical, and how you can get your thyroid functioning properly in a natural, healthy way.
If you would like to speak to Dr. Jones about your thyroid symptoms, please schedule a Wellness Consultation. Dr. Jones will review every aspect if your lifestyle to see how he can help you get your thyroid as healthy as possible.