As well as thyroid hormones, many other hormones are also part of the endocrine system, which all work in a delicate balance with one another. They regulate body temperature, metabolism, energy and reproduction and many thyroid patients are learning that they actually have more at play than just thyroid issues. They also have something called Oestrogen Dominance.
Along with many of the other symptoms of hypothyroidism, menstrual issues is a common one. Thyroid hormone is needed for pretty much every function and cell in the body so when you’re hypothyroid, many processes — including your menstrual cycle — can be affected.
I’ve been avoiding writing this blog entry for a while because I don’t like admitting defeat or feeling like I’ve failed. And I do feel like I’ve failed today.
It’s been over two months since I did a general update on my health and to be honest, it’s long overdue. Continue reading “Series: GU. Entry: 1. A General Update on My Thyroid, Adrenal, Sex Hormone, Acne, Mental and-Everything-Else Health”
A lot has happened in the past month since my last general update blog, so thought it was time for another!
Thyroid function and fertility are closely linked. Abnormal thyroid levels can lead to miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, anaemia, stillbirth and the baby developing congenital hypothyroidism itself, yet many doctors don’t think to check thyroid hormone levels. Continue reading “The Issue of Fertility with Hypothyroidism”
It shouldn’t be embarrassing to talk about, but it is to many people;
the loss of your libido (sex drive) when you have hypothyroidism.
It’s much more common that you think and, if you’re reading this, chances are you’ve experienced it. Chances are, you still are experiencing it and it might be causing you some stress. Continue reading “That Embarrassing Topic: A Low Libido/Loss of Sex Drive with an Underactive Thyroid”
So, I haven’t been all that well recently. Continue reading “Series: My AF. Entry 11: An Update on My Adrenal Fatigue, Thyroid and Sex Hormones”
A question I’ve seen asked more times than I can remember, is ‘Does anyone else feel like they can’t handle their drink as well as they used to?’
So I’m going to look at the connection between alcohol and the thyroid gland!
It’s now been six full months since I decided to go gluten free again and my skin/acne has recovered so well. Continue reading “Series: My Acne. Entry 6: Update on My Acne and Sex Hormone Imbalance, Six Months Gluten Free”
It’s now been four and a half months since I decided to go gluten free again and my skin is only improving. Continue reading “Series: My Acne. Entry 5: A New Year Update on My Acne and Sex Hormone Imbalance”