Does Daily Fatigue Got You Down?

Are you experiencing fatigue or struggling to get through your day? According to research, 13 million people are estimated to have undiagnosed thyroid problems in the U.S. alone. Frequently misunderstood, and far too often overlooked and misdiagnosed, thyroid disease can affect almost every aspect of health, so understanding more about the thyroid, and the symptoms that occur when something goes wrong with this small gland, can help you protect or regain good health health.

If you are experiencing one or a combination of the following symptoms you may have a Thyroid problem:
Fatigue
Weakness
Weight gain or increased difficulty losing weight
Coarse, dry hair
Dry, rough pale skin
Hair loss
Cold intolerance (you can’t tolerate cold temperatures like those around you)
Muscle cramps and frequent muscle aches
Constipation
Depression
Irritability
Memory loss
Abnormal menstrual cycles
Decreased libido

According to recent stats on endocrine web, “approximately 10 million Americans have the condition known as hypothyroidism. In fact, as many as 10% of women may have some degree of thyroid hormone deficiency. Hypothyroidism is more common than you would believe, and millions of people are currently hypothyroid and don’t know it.” Hypothyroidism is a condition defined by lowered levels of Thyroid hormone. A blood test will show high TSH. TSH stands for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone. It does just that, stimulates the thyroid to release thyroid hormone. With hypothyroidism, TSH increases because the pituitary detects a reduction in thyroid hormone, moves into action, and produces more TSH to stimulate the thyroid gland. Although, many such as myself have normal blood levels of TSH and T3 & T4, but have thyroid antibodies present in the blood. This is a condition known as Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an autoimmune condition where your body attacks your thyroid.

I was one of those with a thyroid condition and I did not even know it. I actually had an appointment to see an ENT doctor due to a persistent clogged ear. During his exam he found that my thyroid gland was enlarged and possibly has nodules on it. This was scary for me to hear because I had not experienced any symptoms. I will admit that I reacted emotionally. I called my mother crying because I was scared. I followed up with an endocrinologist who confirmed the enlarged thyroid, a goiter, with examination. After blood testing, it was confirmed I has the autoimmune condition Hashimoto’s. My prognosis included following up once a year with a doctor, but it is autoimmune, so there was nothing I could do. It would just follow it’s course. Wrong! As a chiropractor, I began to seek out natural cures. I found a natural cure for hypothyroidism. But what about autoimmune conditions? Well my research revealed the most effective cure or natural treatment for an autoimmune condition includes changes in my diet and cleansing the toxins out of my body. These would allow for my body and immune system to function optimally. The other essential element included chiropractic adjustments. I am having great success with these changes in my life.

If you think you may be suffering with a thyroid condition, my first suggestion is to make an appointment with an endocrinologist for proper diagnosis. But then please realize that you have options. A diagnosis does not mean that you have to sit back and let the disease take it’s course. You can slow down, stop, or even reverse thyroid conditions. This is your body and you have a choice. Be proactive and educate yourself.

Please share this information with others by liking this article on Facebook and I encourage you to share your story below in the comments.

P.S. Discover the diet that helped me to stop my autoimmune disease in its tracks! And it works for any autoimmune disease as well as just feeling a lack of energy throughout your day.

There are no comments yet. Be the first and leave a response!

Leave a Reply

Wanting to leave an <em>phasis on your comment?

Trackback URL http://drswilandkirstenliwanag.com/2012/04/does-daily-fatigue-got-you-down/trackback/
%d bloggers like this: