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Many Symptoms Suggest Sluggish Thyroid -- Do You Have Any of These?

Many Symptoms Suggest Sluggish Thyroid -- Do You Have Any of These?

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  • Classic signs of hypothyroidism include weight gain, fatigue, poor quality skin and nails, hair loss, and constipation. Hypothyroidism may also be associated with more serious problems, including elevated lipids, infertility, memory loss, muscle and joint pain, and autoimmune disease
  • Your thyroid function is directly related to your adrenal function, which is greatly affected by stress; adrenal symptoms can have a similar presentation as thyroid symptoms
  • The same lifestyle factors contributing to obesity, cancer, and diabetes are wreaking havoc on your thyroid. These include sugar/fructose, processed foods, stress, environmental toxins, and lack of exercise
  • Treatment options are discussed. Taking thyroid hormone should be done only after you have ruled out other conditions that could be causing the thyroid dysfunction, such as adrenal fatigue, gluten or other food allergies, or hormonal imbalances. Ideally, you’ll want to get your thyroid working again by treating the underlying cause, as opposed to taking an external source of thyroid hormone
  • Natural thyroid preparations like Armour Thyroid are a safe and effective option for treating hypothyroidism

By Dr. Mercola

Most people realize that their thyroid is important for controlling their metabolism and body weight.

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