So much to talk about on this topic so I have decided to make this the first of many blogs in order to clearly understand just how important and critical this gland is to us in so many ways.
Symptoms include fatigue, disturbed sleep, trouble losing weight, intolerance to cold, constipation, poor memory, depression, skin disorders, brittle nails, menstrual problems, headaches, infertility, fibrocystic breast disease, ovarian cysts, recurrent infections, chronic yeast infections, and cholesterol issues. Shew – I’m exhausted just listing them all!!!
Inadequate production of thyroid hormone will lead to other endrocrine and glandular function. Such as pituitary, ovarian, adrenal, etc. Are you starting to see the dominoe effect?
So how many people do you know, maybe yourself, who have these symptoms, go to the doctor and are told they are depressed, need to be on some sort of depression medication, and need to seek psychiatric help? Well – am I depressed because I’m tired or tired because I’m depressed? Which is why most doctors don’t believe in chronic fatigue immune dysfunction. (CFIDS). Because they are not educated to treat this so it is swept under the rug. So many medical conditions can result from this. Anemia, infections, cancer, auto-immune disorders. And guess what? Woman are affected at a ratio of 3:1 over men.
I bet by now you are curious, as I was, as to “WHY” women suffer thyroid dysfunction more than men. Every doctor I went to could never answer this. Then I did my research and found an answer. Stay tuned for part 2. It shall be revealed.