Thyroid Health

Thyroid conditions are extremely common, particularly among women over the age of 35. Common symptoms can be;

  • Can’t get out of bed and tired all the time?

  • Weight creeping up no matter what you do?

  • Feeling depressed or experiencing mood swings

  • Finding lots of hair in the plughole

  • Failing to concentrate or struggling with brain fog

  • Constantly cold

  • Aching joints

  • No interest in sex

If you can relate to these symptoms, it’s important not to ignore them.

The symptoms of hypothyroidism are wide ranging, above are just a few of the most common symptoms of hypothyroidism.

You may have been to your doctors and discussed these symptoms, you may have even had you thyroid tested and been told it’s totally normal.

Unfortunately, the thyroid testing carried out within the NHS is not in-depth enough and thyroid disorders can go undiagnosed.

 

What can cause hypothyroidism?

There are many factors that can affect your thyroid function:

  • Hashimoto’s disease – This is an autoimmune condition and the most common cause of hypothyroidism. Your immune system produces antibodies which attack your own thyroid gland, preventing it from functioning efficiently.

  • Nutrient insufficiencies – A wide range of nutrients are required for your thyroid to produce healthy levels of your active thyroid hormone.

  • Hormonal imbalances such as oestrogen dominance.

  • Stress

  • Food intolerances

  • Toxins

To help support you on identifying the health of your thyroid, I can offer the following services. It's important to note that as we're all individual, you may not need everything listed below. We can tailor the offering to suit your needs.

 

However, as standard I will always advise some form of comprehensive thyroid testing. It’s crucial that we find out more about your current thyroid function. I typically include thyroid antibody testing to discover whether your thyroid dysfunction has an autoimmune basis.

 

That's why we should always have a chat before working on a suitable plan

  1. Test your thyroid function in-depth using a Comprehensive Thyroid Profile (inclusive of T3, reverse T3 and thyroid antibodies (anti TPO and anti TG).

  2. Work with you on diet and lifestyle so that your thyroid can perform at it’s best.

  3. Adrenal health. The adrenals and the thyroid function together like the wheels on a tandem bike, struggling adrenals may be at the root cause of your thyroid symptoms. If I feel your adrenal health needs investigation, I may recommend an Adrenal Stress Index Test.

  4. Gut health. Imbalances in the digestive tract can impact on how efficiently our thyroid functions.  If I feel that gut issues may be an underlying cause of your thyroid dysfunction, I may recommend a Comprehensive Stool Analysis.

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