Underactive thyroid is a common condition in women. Many women are not aware that they have it! So often I will test thyroid hormones and discover that thyroid levels are out of whack.
This has several symptoms including:
· Poor memory and concentration
· Feeling cold
· Weight gain
· Hair loss
This fatigue can lead to women feeling exhausted both physically and mentally and sometimes be debilitating. I often see this presenting after a prolonged period of stress. It is also common for thyroid conditions to run in the family.
This can be from a poor conversion of active thyroid hormones or due to an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Often women can have Hashimoto’s without even realising it.
Luckily Naturopathy can do a lot for thyroid issues. Nutritional medicine can aid the conversion of these thyroid hormones and dietary changes can make massive difference in treating Hashimoto’s.
These changes help to:
· Increase energy
· Aid concentration and memory
· Stop hair loss
· Increase metabolism and aid weight loss
· Decrease or diminish other symptoms associated with poor thyroid function
If you feel you may have thyroid issues, getting assessed by a Naturopath can really help!