Hypothyroidism and Menopause – Get Your Thyroid Functioning Properly Again

by Laura Ramirez on July 14, 2011

Hypothyroidism and menopause often accompany each other during the change of life. If you live a stressful lifestyle, then the adrenals start producing stress hormones such as cortisol rather than making estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and DHEA. In addition to shortening life expectancy and quality of life, increased cortisol adversely affects the thyroid.ᅠ
Another way the thyroid can be affected by peri menopause is that when estrogen drops, progesterone levels may fall off much more sharply. When this happens, the thyroid may feel like it is not functioning properly even though it really is. This means you have the symptoms without dysfunction. This is frustrating because any lab work that you have done will tell your doctor that you don’t need medication.

 

Like a lot of women, I started having thyroid problems at the onset of menopause. Problem is, I kept going to my doctor for TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) tests and every time the report came back, it said that my TSH levels were normal. Still, I had all the classic symptoms of hypothyroidism, but since my numbers were okay, my doctor refused to treat me.ᅠ

I tried Wilson’s therapy to reset my thyroid and that didn’t work. Finally, I tried a natural thyroid supplement and that was effective, but it took a couple of weeks of use before I started feeling the results.

While a conventional doctor will tell you that normal TSH levels are 4.5 or less, holistic practitioners know that most women feel better when their number is 2.0 or lower. One of the best ways to find out your TSH levels is to do a thyroid saliva test.

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Related Resources:

The Menopause Thyroid Solution: Overcome Menopause by Solving Your Hidden Thyroid Problems Thyroid Mind Power : The Proven Cure for Hormone-Related Depression, Anxiety, and Irritability


The Menopause Thyroid Solution: Overcome Menopause by Solving Your Hidden Thyroid Problems


Thyroid Mind Power : The Proven Cure for Hormone-Related Depression, Anxiety, and Irritability

Are you suffering from hypothyroidism and menopause? What have you done to help alleviate the symptoms and restore your thyroid to normal?

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