Thyroid Hormone Dysregulation

When treating the hormones we can’t leave out the thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones effect stress hormones, effect sex hormones and visa versa. It is impossible to address one hormonal system without addressing or affecting the other. The thyroid hormones are so critical to overall health as they affect the way in which your body metabolises food and nutrients and turns them to energy. Some women suffer from hypothyroid symptoms but pathology does not yet indicate disease is present, or there is an auto-immune process which is occurring. This auto-immune condition is destroying the thyroid but not yet enough to effect the thyroid hormone enough to warrant medication. Naturopathy can have the greatest impact at this step, to correct the immune dysfunction and destruction of the thyroid gland itself, which ultimately will see an improvement of symptoms while addressing the cause.

Symptoms of Hypothyroidism/ Hashimoto’s Disease (Auto-immune thyroiditis):

  • Weight gain
  • Heavy, irregular or prolonged menstrual periods
  • Fertility problems & increased risk of miscarriage
  • Low energy, lethargic, tired and sleeping a lot
  • Cold intolerance
  • Constipation
  • Coarse, thinning hair and brittle nails
  • Dry and/ or pale skin
  • Sore/ weak muscles
  • Hoarse or croaky voice
  • Depression
  • Poor memory & concentration
  • A slow heart rate

Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism/ Grave’s Disease

  • Weight loss despite increased appetite (some will gain weight though)
  • Having infrequent periods & infertility
  • Increased heart rate and/ or palpitations
  • Feeling nervous, irritable or emotional (possible tremor)
  • Poor sleeping habits
  • Feeling tired
  • Muscle weakness
  • Loss of hair or hair thinning
  • Shortness of breath, especially when exercising
  • Possible swelling of the thyroid gland (goitre)
  • Diarrhoea or more frequent bowel movements

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, lets get to the core of the problem and return your hormonal health around so you can be the Vibrant, Happy, Healthy, Sexy woman you WANT to be.