Low thyroid? How to boost energy, mood, speed, metabolism and lose weight
Sluggish energy, unmotivated, weight gain, fluid retention, low mood, hair loss and low hormones are all symptoms that can occur with sensitivity to the cold. If you’ve suspected your thyroid, and had it checked, only to come back normal, you may have been on the right track, but with the wrong test.
ONE SIMPLE TEST YOUR DOCTOR MAY NOT BE DOING CAN FIND THE REAL REASON WHY BRAIN FOG, SLUGGISH ENERGY, WEIGHT GAIN, HORMONE PROBLEMS AND LOW MOTIVATION AFFECT YOU.
Having a low body temperature will have you rugged up, making excuses to stay in bed. A number of health risks can lower your body temperature, making it, for some, excruciatingly painful to expose themselves to the elements, the wind, rain and cold water.
Your thyroid is a common cause of a low temperature though the thyroid doesn’t play up on its own, there’s usually another cause.
Your TSH is the most typical and only test your doctor may choose to check your thyroid. If you have a real and obvious thyroid condition or disease, this will generally be abnormal, leading to further testing. However, if your TSH is normal, you could still be suffering from Subclinical Hypothyroidism or Wilson’s Syndrome, a mild form of low thyroid function, and can wreak havoc for your body temperature, metabolism, hormone balance, mood and energy levels, and will not be picked up with TSH tests alone.
There are a full range of tests that should be done to fully examine your thyroid health, and without these, this very common condition can go undetected for years. Once you have a correct diagnosis, treating it is the next step. Triggers for Wilsons Syndrome can be stress induced, dietary, hormonal imbalance or nutritional deficiency, and each individual can vary greatly. Finding these triggers is as simple as organising follow-up blood testing over a range of nutrients and body functions to find the cause, and is often very quickly resolved.
If you would like further information, please contact Advanced Wellness & Behavioural Centre for a free half hour consultation to discuss your particular health concerns on (07) 5443 1987.