Signs You Have A Thyroid Problem And Solutions For It

It’s estimated that as many as 25 million Americans have a thyroid problem, and half of them have no idea that they do. Hypothyroidism, or an under-active thyroid, accounts for 90% of all thyroid imbalances.

The thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland in the center of your neck, is the master gland of metabolism. How well your thyroid is functioning is inter-related with every system in your body. If your thyroid is not running optimally, then neither are you.

Signs Of An Under-Active Thyroid :

    •  Fatigue after sleeping 8 to 10 hours a night or needing to take a nap daily.
  •  Weight gain or the inability to lose weight.
  •  Mood issues such as mood swings, anxiety or depression.
  •  Hormone imbalances such as PMS, irregular periods, infertility and low sex drive.
  •  Muscle pain, joint pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, or tendonitis.
  •  Cold hands and feet, feeling cold when others are not, or having a body temperature consistently below 98.5.
  •  Dry or cracking skin, brittle nails and excessive hair loss.
  •  Constipation.
  •  Mind issues such as brain fog, poor concentration or poor memory.
  •  Neck swelling, snoring or hoarse voice.

Things You Can Do To Improve Your Thyroid Function?

Make sure you are taking a high quality multivitamin with Iodine, Zinc, Selenium, Vitamin D, and B vitamins.

Go gluten-free! If you have Hashimoto’s, try going completely grain and legume free.

Deal with your stress and support your adrenal glands. The adrenal glands and thyroid work hand and hand. I recommend restorative yoga and adaptogenic herbs such as this blend by Pure Encapsulations, which support the adrenal glands in coping with stress.

  •  Get 8 to 10 hours of sleep a night.
  •  Have a biological dentist safely remove any amalgam fillings you may have.
  •  Watch your intake of raw goitrogens. There is a bit of a debate surrounding this.
  •  Get fluoride, bromide and chlorine out of your diet and environment.
  •  Heal your gut. A properly functioning digestive system (gut) is critical to good health.

How To Heal Your Gut Naturally

  •  Find a functional medicine doctor in your area and have them run the above laboratory test and work with you to find your root cause of the thyroid imbalance.

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