If you are experiencing symptoms of hypothyroidism, like tiredness, weight gain and depression, you may be wondering if you could have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
Certain people are at an increased risk for iodine deficiency, although iodine deficiencies are uncommon in North America. Pregnant women, vegans, and those who avoid iodized salt may be at increased risk of iodine deficiency.
If you have a thyroid condition such as hypothyroidism, and you are pregnant or considering having children, you may be wondering how hypothyroidism affects pregnancy.
The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped endocrine gland that is nestled in the lower front of your neck, just below the larynx (or Adam’s apple). Despite its small size and weight, it’s one impressive organ that is responsible for producing important hormones that regulate a laundry list of body functions. The thyroid influences metabolic rate, menstrual cycle, heart rate, breathing, muscle strength, and body weight, and more!.
While not often talked about publicly, all women understand that there are two major hormonal shifts in their lifespan as a female - menstruation and menopause. Both mark the beginning or end of fertility and physical changes within a woman's body, but many would argue that there is also an emotional and mental change during these two somewhat taboo events.
As anyone with a thyroid condition knows, the symptoms can make it much harder for you to exercise. Yet exercise is one of the things that can help with many of the common symptoms of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. So what is the best way to approach exercise if you have a thyroid condition?