If you have ever suffered from fatigue, weight gain or depression, and your doctor just can’t come up with a solution, you may have low thyroid function.
Although it is estimated that 50 million Americans (and many more people worldwide) are low thyroid sufferers, many of these cases are simply never diagnosed. Many sufferers are ignorant of their condition for years.
The good news is that when you recognize your low thyroid condition, you can treat it! By getting on the right diet, doing the right exercises and taking the right medication, you can really change your life.
“I have had low energy for years, and have been to see several doctors about it. The response always was “are you depressed?”, “how’s your home life?” or “are you eating properly?”. I told them that everything in my life was just fine, apart from this debilitating lack of energy that left me struggling to get up every morning!
I soon came to believe that I was just a ‘low energy person’, and was more or less resigned to my fate. That was until I did a little research of my own and discovered other people with exactly the same problems as me! Suddenly other symptoms (that I never really thought were connected) started to make sense, and I began to ‘join the dots’.
I have always had cold hands and feet, to the point where I struggled to stay out skiing for more than 30 minutes (even with thermal socks on!). Often I suffer from what I call ‘brain fog’, and my blood pressure has sometimes been so low that my doctor has actually asked me if I was OK. For years I thought these were separate issues, but now I understood that they were all stemming from the same underlying problem.
So I went to my doctor and told him what I suspected, but he was not interested (I later found out that many doctors are reluctant to diagnose low thyroid function, and that many apply such high thresholds to their tests that very few diagnoses are ever made). A friend of mine suggested another doctor. He ran some tests, and sure enough diagnosed me with Hypothyroidism.
From that point on, my life took a very rapid turn for the better. The doctor made some dietary recommendations and put me on Levothyroxine, a drug specifically developed for low thyroid function. After a couple of weeks the results were dramatic.
I’m not going to tell you that I leap out of bed every morning like a jack-in-the-box, but I no longer suffer from low energy and I have no trouble getting up in the mornings. My feet don’t even feel cold anymore!
Overall I feel a much happier, more positive person now that I have been properly diagnosed. My advice? If you feel like you have a low thyroid problem, and changes to your diet and exercise program are not working, trust your instinct and find a doctor who is open to making a diagnosis.”
Imagine waking up every morning with a clear head, having an abundance of energy and feeling excited about the day ahead!
If this sounds like a dream, you need to check out the Hypothyroidism Solution e-book.
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The Hypothyroidism Solution is written by Duncan Capicchiano, a world renowned, fully qualified naturopath.
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