thyroid disease

June 18, 2018

Why am I always tired?

Do you feel like you’re constantly on “empty”, even as you sleep, exercise and do all the things a healthy person is supposed to? Your health or lifestyle habits could be to blame. Common energy stealers Eating too many carbs Daytime sleepiness has been linked to eating refined carbohydrates, which increase your blood sugar levels. This is followed by a plunge in insulin levels that can cause fatigue and weakness. Carbs may fill you up but they're not loaded with essential vitamins and nutrients that your body needs to produce energy. You’re not hydrated enough When you don’t drink water…
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HormonesThyroid Disease
December 8, 2017

What is hypothyroidism?

Too little or too many hormones in your body can cause dysfunction. Hypothyroidism is a condition in the body where the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of the thyroid hormone, thyroxine. The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland in your neck that produces, secretes and regulates hormones throughout the body. What is the cause?  Thyroid hormones control and affect nearly every organ in your body, including the way your heart beats. Your thyroid produces two main and important hormones: Triiodothyronine (T3) Thyroxine (T4) A low level of these hormones can change the way your body processes fat. This can cause…
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May 12, 2015

Feeling tired?

Feeling flat and exhausted with no energy - even before you walk out the door in the morning? Fatigue has become part of our busy lifestyles: not getting enough sleep, a poor diet, lack of exercise and more stress are all things we struggle with every day. All of these factors put a huge amount of strain on our bodies. Sure, it’s normal to go through periods of short-term fatigue when there’s a deadline to meet, or when life is just particularly busy. If it carries on for too long, though, it can affect your mental capacity and physical health.…
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Thyroid Disease
December 5, 2013

How diet affects hypothyroidism

With Hypothyroidism, the thyroid gland is under-active and doesn't produce enough of the thyroid hormone. In the process, the body produces less heat and the organs function below optimal levels, which results in symptoms of fatigue, lethargy, weakness, difficulty concentrating and feelings of being cold constantly. Less energy also means decreased activity levels, which can further contribute to weight gain. (more…)
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