How many times have you mentioned to your physician that you should not be as tired as you are? Unfortunately, we cannot compare how we feel to others and after awhile, you start to wonder if this is just a normal feeling. Never assume that your body is fine because you are told that it is. Only you know how you feel and being tired is not a normal feeling.
Over 20% of women over the age of 60 have sub-clinical hypothyroidism. Perhaps you have had your thyroid gland tested in previous years and everything appeared to be fine so you cross it off your list. Not so fast! The thyroid gland can change and regular testing should be done. Do any of these symptoms apply to you?
Numbness or tingling in my hands & fingers
Feelings of sadness
Feeling restless or anxious
Ringing of the ears (tinnitus)
Sensitivity to light
Thinning eyebrows, loss of hair
Feeling colder that others around you
Many common products in our environment can trigger a low thyroid gland. While we may think that treating inflammation, infection, food sensitivities, hormone imbalances, blood sugar levels or digestion problems is bringing our bodies back to normal, the underlying cause could be your thyroid. Many of these issues happen due to insufficient vitamins, glucose intolerance, poor rest and eating processed foods. However, if your thyroid is out of whack, it will take the help of your doctor to get it back in balance. Ask your physician to keep a close eye on your thyroid. It could prevent a lot of problems that have been occurring.