Hypothyroidism Symptoms Often Are Masked

Hypothyroidism. You may have heard of this condition as it’s becoming increasingly common, especially in women. Did you know over 10% of women have some type of low thyroid symptoms? Your thyroid gland has a crucial job within your body – controlling metabolism and releasing hormones that regulate how much energy you have at any given time.

Hypothyroidism can cause a number of symptoms. In its early stages, the symptoms present themselves mildly and can masquerade more serious ones. Typical symptoms of hypothyroidism that don’t immediately point to this condition are; 

  • Weight gain 
  • Fatigue 
  • Moodiness 
  • Dry skin 
  • Constipation
  • Food sensitivities

These typical symptoms indicate that there may be hormonal dysfunction, however, there can be other symptoms that signal towards hypothyroidism. Those symptoms can vary, but are typically; 

  • Blood sugar fluctuation 
  • Not sleeping restoratively 
  • Gastrointestinal problems 

The hormones produced by your thyroid gland -triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4)- can negatively impact your metabolism. Metabolism is a process where food becomes transformed into usable energy for use throughout your entire system, from brain cells to muscle fibers. This allows many parts of our bodies to work correctly and function at their best levels possible! It’s responsible for;

  • Breathing
  • Circulating blood
  • Digesting food
  • Growing and repairing cells
  • Managing hormone levels
  • Regulating body temperature
  • Thinning hair 
  • Proper metabolism and weight

Learning how hormone imbalances can be affecting the body can be a life changer.

With Livewell Clinic’s 60+ Biomarker, Hormone-Based Lab Test, you can gain insight into possible hormone imbalances and nutrient deficiencies. Contact us for more information!