World Thyroid Health Day
Today is World Thyroid Health Day and a really good opportunity to reflect on the health of your thyroid. Did you know that 1 in 8 women are likely to experience a problem with their thyroid function in their lifetime?
This is a staggering statistic and I can’t help but question whether, given how few women are actually aware of their thyroid problems, it is actually accurate?!
Signs that your thyroid is struggling
The symptoms associated with thyroid problems are broad and in truth can easily fall into many different health categories. Very often these symptoms are dismissed due to our lifestyle factors and not even seen as significant, despite the cost to our physical and mental health.
Here is a reminder of a few of the key symptoms that your thyroid might be struggling.
- Weight gain
- Cold extremities
- Irregular heartbeat
- Muscle pains
- Digestive issues
- Brain fog
- Low mood
- Hormonal imbalances
- Hair loss
- Low libido
Will you need medication for life?
Maybe you have not yet been diagnosed, or maybe you are already on medication and not really getting the results you were hoping for. Very often people are told that they have no choice but to use medication for the rest of their life.
Let me share with you today, that having an under-active, over-active thyroid or Hashimoto’s doesn’t mean that you have to be on medication for life. There are so many things that you can do to get to the root causes of your key presenting symptoms.
When you get to the root cause, you identify the specific things that are causing a cellular stress to your body and therefore fuelling your autoimmunity and or under/overactive thyroid.
Key areas to focus on
I made so many mistakes along the way and some of the biggest mistakes was not getting the right testing done early on.
Areas that you need to focus on when you have an underactive thyroid
- Get the right testing
- Diet & Food intolerances
- Stress (physical, emotional, environmental)
Watch the video
You can watch today’s video where I share my thoughts on this and also why each of us need to be doing more to take matters in our own hands by being more vigilant with testing so we can enjoy the health we desire.
Either way, you may find today’s video helpful and you may also want to join a group where you can get support and input into your thyroid health. If you haven’t already signed up to my new private Facebook group: Thyroid Wellness for Women, then you can do this using the following link.
In aid of World Thyroid Day, I want you to know that there is hope and that you just need the right support to get to the bottom of your very unique experience of an under or overactive thyroid or autoimmune thyroiditis.