What Does It Mean To Have Low Thyroid?

Thyroid hormones influence nearly all bodily tissues

Governing functions such as metabolism, the immune system, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and infertility, there are over 200 symptoms that indicate low thyroid. Since it affects many areas of the body, thyroid conditions are not hard to assess if the right blood work gets done correctly.

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What are the symptoms of low thyroid function?

The best course of action is a thorough analysis of blood tests, as a TSH does not often detect all conditions. Prominent symptoms of thyroid conditions include:

  • Allergies (or worsening of)
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Bruising easily
  • Cold body temperature
  • Constipation
  • Chronic sinus infections
  • Chronic anemia
  • Depression
  • Dizziness/vertigo
  • Eye problems including bulging, dryness, aching, blurred vision, light sensitivity, etc.
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Facial puffiness
  • Facial puffiness
  • Fatigue
  • Fertility problems (miscarriage in women, low sperm count for men)
  • Mood changes
  • Fibromyalgia and ALL autoimmune disorders
  • Goiter (enlarged Thyroid Gland)
  • Gallbladder disease (or removal) which features acid reflux, I.B.S, and food sensitivity
  • Hair problems (coarseness, dry texture, and loss)
  • Hearing disabilities (tinnitus, ear ringing, hearing loss, aversion to loud noises)
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Heat intolerant
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Infections
  • Low blood pressure
  • Menstrual changes
  • Mental challenges (brain fog, lack of focus, difficulty concentrating, forgetting simple words)
  • Mood changes
  • Muscle and joint aches (especially hands and feet)
  • Muscle mass (decrease development, muscle wasting)
  • Nail problems including dryness and brittle shape
  • PMS
  • Sexual dysfunction (low drive in both sexes, impotence in men)
  • Skin (acne, dry, itchy, patchy, eczema, vitiligo, winter itch)
  • Sleep apnea
  • Slow pulse
  • Throat problems (difficulty swallowing)
  • Voice changes (hoarse, husky)
  • Water retention
  • Weakness
  • Weight fluctuation (gain or loss)

Though there are three types of low thyroid problems, hypothyroidism is the most common. All three low thyroid conditions can cause your thyroid not be as active as it needs to be to provide energy and essential functions that the rest of your body requires for operating efficiently continuously.

How can I improve my thyroid’s function?

To combat hypothyroidism symptoms, people often receive medications like Synthroid, Levoxyl, or Levothyroxine. These are the most commonly used medications.  The problem is that many people still experience the same Low Thyroid symptoms. The best, most efficient method is to consult our experts so we can craft a program that addresses your condition properly and live a symptom free lifestyle.

Once you get a physiological understanding of your thyroid, you’ll have more energy, think clearer, and eliminate digestive disorders. As experts, we have a thorough knowledge of the thyroid and will help you become healthier than you are.

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