When your thyroid isnÂ’t working properly, life can be a real chore. Hypothyroidism can cause everything from weight gain, fatigue and hair loss, to low immune system function, depression and even high cholesterol. But a lot of the time, your regular doc doesnÂ’t see it and doesnÂ’t diagnose it properly. SheÂ’ll just send you home with an anti-depressant and the standard Â“eat right and exerciseÂ” lecture.
But listen to that inner voice if you feel itÂ’s truly something more than just garden-variety blahs or summertime sluggishness. And make sure your doctor takes into account not just your bloodwork, but your diet, lifestyle and complete medical history. And did you know that a gluten sensitivity can also affect your thyroid? Me neither!
If it turns out you do have a low-functioning thyroid, and you donÂ’t want to start on prescription meds, there are diet and supplement solutions you can start right away. Read the full article for all the details.