Many people go through life with an undiagnosed thyroid issue. Left unchecked, however, your thyroid (which manages your metabolism) can go awry, affecting almost every aspect of your health, including your weight, moods, and energy levels. Since thyroid issues can lead to obesity , heart disease, depression, anxiety, hair loss, sexual dysfunction, and other health problems, it's important that you be aware of potential complications.
Here are some signs and symptoms to watch out for:
- fatigue, ie getting plenty of sleep but still feeling exhausted
- weight changes, ie significant gain or loss
- high cholesterol
- family history
- menstrual irregularities
- fertility issues
- irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- hair loss
- neck pain or discomfort
- muscle soreness
- joint pain
- carpal tunnel syndrome
If you are experiencing some of these symptoms, it is advisable to see your doctor and determine whether or not you have a thyroid issue (either hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism) that needs medical attention. Once diagnosed, seek natural therapy for complementary help.
Natural therapy is excellent for dealing with thyroid issues and also the side effects of the drugs you may need to take. Nutritional counselling can help ensure that you are not lacking any nutrients that may be depleted, and a proper diet can help with your overall health. Acupuncture and TCM can help balance your hormone levels and manage some of your symptoms, including your pain, bowel issues, fertility concerns, depression and more.
Yoga may help your pain, as can massage therapy, which can also make you feel more relaxed and able to enjoy life.
Contact us for a FREE consultation on how natural therapy can help you manage thyroid issues.
These links may also be helpful:
Grave's Disease and Hyperthyroidism