If you’re living with hypothyroidism, you’re likely already familiar with the common symptoms, which can include fatigue and weight gain. But if you’re a woman around the age of menopause — which can range from 40 to 58, with the average onset at age 51 — you may also experience identical issues, according to the… Continue reading What to Know About Menopause if You Have Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism and Irregular Periods
If your periods aren’t like they used to be, you and your doctor might need to do some sleuthing. Irregular periods can be caused by a number of factors, from habits such as extreme exercise to a variety of medical conditions, including hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism, a condition in which your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough hormones,… Continue reading Hypothyroidism and Irregular Periods
7 Self-Care Tips if You Have Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism affects every part of your body, from your metabolism to your body temperature and even your mood. In fact, having low thyroid — a condition that affects an estimated 1 in 20 Americans older than age 12, per the National Institutes of Health — is even associated with mental illness. According to a review published… Continue reading 7 Self-Care Tips if You Have Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism and Anxiety: What’s the Connection?
Hypothyroidism is a condition that can leave you feeling sluggish and contribute to weight gain and mood changes, so it’s not a surprise that it can be tied to depression. But hypothyroidism symptoms can also include anxiety. In fact, a review published in June 2018 in JAMA Psychiatry found people with hypothyroidism are more than… Continue reading Hypothyroidism and Anxiety: What’s the Connection?
Hypothyroidism and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Could that tingling or pain you feel in your fingers be linked to hypothyroidism? If you’ve been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and experience symptoms such as numbness or weakness in your hand, wrist, or arm, you may want to talk to your doctor about being evaluated for carpal tunnel syndrome. According to the National Institute of… Continue reading Hypothyroidism and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
How to Respond to Frustrating Comments About Hypothyroidism
For the nearly 5 percent of people in the United States living with hypothyroidism, common symptoms such as fatigue and trouble sleeping can take a toll. To add insult to injury, some people might not understand what you’re dealing with. “The signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism can be quite nonspecific, and many of them overlap… Continue reading How to Respond to Frustrating Comments About Hypothyroidism
What Is Hypothyroidism? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Hypothyroidism is a condition that occurs when your thyroid gland doesn't produce enough thyroid hormones. There are many glands in the body; the thyroid gland is the small butterfly-shaped organ at the base of your neck that makes hormones that regulate your metabolism — which affects how the body uses energy — and other processes.… Continue reading What Is Hypothyroidism? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Hypothyroidism: Exercise Dos and Don’ts
While it’s no substitute for thyroid replacement medication, exercise can help you manage symptoms of hypothyroidism and boost your health in the long run. Exercise can help you manage your weight improve your heart health, boost your mood and energy levels, build stronger bones, manage your blood sugar, and maintain strength and flexibility, says Janet… Continue reading Hypothyroidism: Exercise Dos and Don’ts