Do you suffer from fatigue or low energy?
Low Thyroid (hypothyroidism) can cause fatigue, depression and impaired memory.
Your thyroid is responsible for providing energy and cellular metabolism regulation for nearly every organ and cell in your body. Without the right amount of thyroid hormones, your body’s natural functions begin to slow down and you begin to have poor sleep, brain fog, weight gain and inability to lose weight, and changes in hair and nail as well as fatigue and no energy.
Thyroid function tests are available to diagnose hypothyroidism. Treatment with synthetic thyroid hormone is usually simple, safe and effective once you and your doctor find the right dose for you.
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More Information on Thyroid
The thyroid hormone is a metabolic hormone secreted by the thyroid gland that regulates temperature, metabolism and cerebral function. It contributes to energy levels and temperature regulation and body warmth and much more. It protects against cardiovascular disease and improves brain metabolism and also helps to prevent cognitive and memory impairment.
The thyroid hormones act on nearly every cell in the body. They act to increase the individual cell metabolic rate, affect protein synthesis, help regulate long bone growth (with growth hormone) and brain cell maturation. The thyroid hormones are essential to proper development and differentiation of all cells of the human body. These hormones also regulate protein, fat, and carbohydrate metabolism, affecting how human cells use energetic compounds. They also stimulate vitamin metabolism. Numerous physiological and pathological stimuli influence thyroid hormone synthesis.
The signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism vary, depending on the severity of the hormone deficiency. Problems tend to develop slowly, often over a number of years.
At first, you may barely notice the symptoms of hypothyroidism, such as fatigue and weight gain. Or you may simply attribute them to getting older. But as your metabolism continues to slow, you may develop more-obvious problems.
Symptoms may include:
- Impaired memory
- Weight gain
- Increased sensitivity to cold
- Dry skin
- Muscle weakness
- Elevated cholesterol level
- Muscle aches and stiffness
- Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints
- Heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods
- Thinning hair
- Slowed heart rate
- Enlarged thyroid gland (goiter)