Sluggish Thyroid: An Epidemic That Needs Tamed

Sluggish Thyroid: An Epidemic That Needs Tamed

Hypothyroidism is really everywhere you turn now it just doesn’t have a physical appearance. Because of the fact that you can’t tell someone has it by looking at them, many people don’t know that they share the same condition.

Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid which means it’s not producing enough of the thyroid hormone. So what are these hormones?

The two major thyroid hormones are the T4 and the T3. While there is also the T2, this hormone is the least understood of the three.

The two major hormones are what control the metabolism of every cell in your body. But their delicate balance can be disrupted by nutritional imbalances, toxins, allergens, infections, and stress.

So what are the most common symptoms associated with an underactive thyroid?

  • High cholesterol
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Low libido
  • Infertility
  • Gum disease
  • Fluid retention
  • Skin conditions such as acne and eczema
  • Memory problems
  • Poor stamina
  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Constipation

If you experience any of these symptoms, you are not alone! So many doctors get patients with these symptoms and just decide to mask them with medication.

In addition to lab tests, you can try alternatives. There are certain efforts you can make for relief.

  • Eat a good diet
  • Watch for gluten or any other sensitivities
  • Coconut oil
  • Avoid unfermented soy products
  • Get enough iodine

In summary, understand you are not alone in this battle!

If you want to correct the issue, you must treat the underlying cause.

Get enough vitamins, sleep, exercise, and correct your diet. Leaving thyroid hormone replacement therapy as your last option! Again, for many if they make the necessary changes listed above, there won’t be a need to turn to conventional medicine!

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