Thyroid Imbalances 2017-08-30T06:30:40+00:00

Thyroid Imbalances

Thyroid problems are very common in today’s society.

The thyroid cannot function by itself; it works in conjunction with other endocrine organs like the adrenals, pituitary, pancreas, liver and reproductive organs. The thyroid is required to work harder if the other organs such as the liver or adrenal glands have been overworked or overstimulated by stress, food allergies, poor diet and lack of sleep. Often a thyroid imbalance may be due to an iodine deficiency. Thyroid function is evaluated by blood levels of serum thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), Free T4 or T3 (Thyroid hormones) and thyroid antibodies.

Symptoms of low thyroid function are:

  • Fatigue
  • Constipation

  • Hair Thinning

  • Dry Skin

  • Weight Gain

  • Cold Hands and Feet

  • Depression

  • Slowed Sensory Reactions

  • Menstrual Irregularities

  • Muscle Cramps

  • Puffy Face and Hands

  • Fertility Problems

Symptoms of Overactive Thyroid:

  • Goiter (swelling of the thyroid)

  • Nervousness

  • Palpitations

  • Anxiety

  • Diarrhea

  • Easy to fatigue

  • Intolerance to heat

  • Excessive sweating

  • Restlessness

  • Insomnia

  • Weight loss

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