Losing your hair can be very upsetting. It’s not just vanity, but it also contributes to your identity. I’m going to cover the many possible causes and treatments for hair loss. Continue reading “Hair Loss and Hypothyroidism”
On thyroid medication and still feel rubbish? Wondering if there’s anything else you should try/investigate to see if it would help how you feel?
Here’s some ideas: Continue reading “Hypothyroid Patient Checklist”
Well, I thought an update on my general thyroid and related health was needed!
You’ve probably wondered what caused your underactive thyroid. Could it be one of the below? Continue reading “What Causes an Underactive Thyroid?”
To supplement or not to supplement? That is the question.
I personally do supplement vitamin D, but this is because I was shown to be very low – almost deficient in it. I take a high strength vitamin D supplement to help this.
But should you supplement it?
There was a time when I really hated stairs. I mean really, absolutely, undoubtedly hated stairs. Continue reading “That Time I Conquered Stairs”
There are certain supplements that support thyroid function and maintaining optimal levels. It’s important to consider other possible problems, so not just your thyroid, such as low vitamin levels and other health conditions that can cause symptoms similar to hypothyroidism.
Supplementing may help with symptoms.
I would always recommend consulting your doctor, pharmacist, a medical professional etc. before making any changes to your health regime. It can be dangerous if you take supplements and already have high/sufficient levels.
If you’re gluten or dairy free, or have any other restrictions, do also always check that all supplements you take are free of the substance, too.
Most vitamins can be tested via doctors’ tests to learn your levels.
Patients with Hashimoto’s, which by the way is approximately 90% of all Hypothyroid patients, tend to have the regular load of hypo symptoms, but also tend to have things like acid reflux, brain fog, a leaky gut, nutrient deficiencies, anaemia/low iron, food allergies/sensitivies and adrenal fatigue as well.
You can find out if you have Hashimoto’s by completing two blood tests: TPOAB and TGAB. If they are over the range, you can assume your autoimmune culprit for your hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s. More info about Hashimoto’s can be found here.
In this post, I’m going to cover ways in which you can treat, manage and help your Hashimoto’s and its symptoms. There is no cure for Hashimoto’s, but it can be put in to remission; basically, antibodies lowered and kept more under control and better managed.
I refer to days when my hypothyroid symptoms are particularly bad as a ‘bad thyroid day’. I’ve had bad thyroid days when my hypothyroidism hasn’t been under control and when it has. Even now, with a good TSH, Free T3 and Free T4, I have bad thyroid days from time to time.