7 Signs You May Have Hypothyroidism
More and more patients are asking their doctors to check their thyroid hormones, which means awareness of thyroid issues has gained some momentum. This is good news since up to 10 percent of Americans—tens of millions of people—are affected by thyroid problems. The bad news is that half of them are undiagnosed.
Why does this matter? Because if your thyroid gland is not producing enough T3 and T4, the dominant thyroid hormones, a condition called hypothyroidism develops. And hypothyroidism can have widespread adverse effects on your health and well-being.
The most common symptoms of hypothyroidism include:
- Fatigue, despite getting adequate sleep
- Weight gain and an inability to lose weight
- High cholesterol or triglycerides
- Depression that won’t go away
- Chronic constipation
- Dry skin or thinning hair
- Cold hands and feet
If you complain to your conventional doctor about any of the above symptoms, he may not think to check thyroid function. After all, lipid abnormalities, depression, constipation, and other signs of hypothyroidism could be due to a variety of factors.
Elizabeth Loses Weight with Thyroid Boosts
Elizabeth came to our clinic with multiple health issues including excess weight and high blood sugar levels. She was given a full assessment and as a result, put on a customized treatment plan including boosts of natural thyroid replacement. Here’s what she says:
“The Back to Health Program at Whitaker Wellness saved my life. My blood sugar was over 500 fasting, I was overweight and had no hormones. I was heading down a bad road. Whitaker Wellness put me on the right track with a sustainable diet, mini-fast, bioidentical hormones, and a day off to enjoy the foods I wanted.
Within six months my blood sugar was in the low hundreds and I had hormones. I feel better than I have in many years. I am still working with my doctor to balance my hormones, weight loss is slow but with my thyroid getting encouraged, I continue to lose weight. Thank you!”
If you’re suffering from some or all of these symptoms persistently, talk to your doctor about having your thyroid levels checked, or consider a visit to the Whitaker Wellness Institute.
Now it’s your turn: Have you or anyone you know had to address thyroid issues?
You May Also Be Interested In:
Enjoy What You've Just Read?
Get it delivered to your inbox! Signup for E-News and you'll get great content like you've just read along with other great tips and guides for Dr. Whitaker!
Meet Dr. Whitaker
For more than 30 years, Dr. Julian Whitaker has helped people regain their health with a combination of therapeutic lifestyle changes, targeted nutritional support, and other cutting-edge natural therapies. He is widely known for treating diabetes, but also routinely treats heart disease and other degenerative diseases. More About Dr. Whitaker
Dr. Julian Whitaker's Favorites
Ensure healthy blood sugar, balanced insulin levels and all-day energy.
Get a restful, recharging night's sleep -- tonight and every night.
18 powerful, clinically researched nutrients for total eye health
Item# REG (Packets)
Make GREAT HEALTH your top priority with the advanced nutritional foundation in Forward