Issue #242  October 2, 2014

Welcome to KnowYourThyroid.

Today, we are talking about the times in our lives as women we should be extra diligent in monitoring our thyroid hormones. Our thyroids play an vital role in our health and well being, so improving your thyroid health will improve your overall health particularly during times of hormonal change.

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Most Common Low Thyroid Symptoms Seen in Women

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Low thyroid issues can particularly affect women in specific ways. Because the thyroid gland assists with hormone distribution throughout the body, a low thyroid function in women can impact menstrual cycles, fertility, mood, and energy levels and have many other health impacts on the body.

Women who have below normal function of their thyroid often can have problems conceiving. It is not impossible however, and hypothyroid in pregnancy is a difficult but new area of diagnosis. Because the pregnancy and childbearing process is so reliant on proper hormone distribution, an unhealthy thyroid can be particularly dangerous for both mother and baby. Undiagnosed hypothyroid in a pregnant mother can lead to issues as serious as stillbirth or fetus growth retardation. It can also lead to complications in the birthing process. Problems in diagnosing hypothyroidism in pregnancy occur, because many of the symptoms of low thyroid mirror regular symptoms of being pregnant, such as: fatigue, numbness in hands and feet, and weight gain.
Often times, however, women who experience low thyroid during pregnancy have had symptoms prior to conception. In many cases where the mother is prescribed medications for her thyroid before her pregnancy, these prescription medications can lead to many of the complications. It is important, if on thyroid drugs going into the pregnancy, that the mother has weekly hormone level checks with her thyroid doctor, so that the medicine levels can be adjusted.
Because the thyroid plays such an integral part in the balance of hormones throughout the body, it is not uncommon for women to develop thyroid disorders during certain stages of life such as: perimenopause, puberty, as well as pregnancy. Due to the thyroid’s interaction with estrogen and progesterone, women are particularly at risk when it comes to thyroid issues.
Women with low thyroid may experience many typical low thyroid symptoms such as: depression, weight gain, fatigue, insomnia, itchy skin, and constipation. Other symptoms may include the inability to concentrate, jaundice, loss of appetite, and intolerance for extreme hot or cold temperatures. In addition, certain menstrual issues may arise, particularly irregular menstrual periods or lack or menstrual periods altogether.
Because many of the symptoms of low thyroid function can mirror symptoms common to different stages of life, it is important to be tested for low thyroid and to see a doctor specializing in low thyroid issues. Hormone levels can be examined through simple blood tests and various treatments can be set up. There are many alternative treatments if prescription medications are not desired, either by choice or by necessity of certain situations such as pregnancy. Working with a knowledgeable, accommodating doctor is the secret to restoring healthy thyroid function.
A healthy thyroid is the key to a healthy life. Because the thyroid is so imperative to many functions of the body, particularly hormonal balance unique to women, it is important to address possible thyroid issues as soon as possible. Speak with a thyroid expert and find a suitable, personalized treatment plan to restore healthy function should it be discovered that your thyroid is not functioning normally.

Low thyroid issues can particularly affect women in specific ways. Because the thyroid gland assists with hormone distribution throughout the body, a low thyroid function in women can impact menstrual cycles, fertility, mood, and energy levels and have many other health impacts on the body.

Women who have below normal function of their thyroid often can have problems conceiving. It is not impossible however, and hypothyroid in pregnancy is a difficult but new area of diagnosis. Because the pregnancy and childbearing process is so reliant on proper hormone distribution, an unhealthy thyroid can be particularly dangerous for both mother and baby. Undiagnosed hypothyroid in a pregnant mother can lead to issues as serious as stillbirth or fetus growth retardation. It can also lead to complications in the birthing process. Problems in diagnosing hypothyroidism in pregnancy occur, because many of the symptoms of low thyroid mirror regular symptoms of being pregnant, such as: fatigue, numbness in hands and feet, and weight gain.
Often times, however, women who experience low thyroid during pregnancy have had symptoms prior to conception. In many cases where the mother is prescribed medications for her thyroid before her pregnancy, these prescription medications can lead to many of the complications. It is important, if on thyroid drugs going into the pregnancy, that the mother has weekly hormone level checks with her thyroid doctor, so that the medicine levels can be adjusted.
Because the thyroid plays such an integral part in the balance of hormones throughout the body, it is not uncommon for women to develop thyroid disorders during certain stages of life such as: perimenopause, puberty, as well as pregnancy. Due to the thyroid’s interaction with estrogen and progesterone, women are particularly at risk when it comes to thyroid issues.
Women with low thyroid may experience many typical low thyroid symptoms such as: depression, weight gain, fatigue, insomnia, itchy skin, and constipation. Other symptoms may include the inability to concentrate, jaundice, loss of appetite, and intolerance for extreme hot or cold temperatures. In addition, certain menstrual issues may arise, particularly irregular menstrual periods or lack or menstrual periods altogether.
Because many of the symptoms of low thyroid function can mirror symptoms common to different stages of life, it is important to be tested for low thyroid and to see a doctor specializing in low thyroid issues. Hormone levels can be examined through simple blood tests and various treatments can be set up. There are many alternative treatments if prescription medications are not desired, either by choice or by necessity of certain situations such as pregnancy. Working with a knowledgeable, accommodating doctor is the secret to restoring healthy thyroid function.
A healthy thyroid is the key to a healthy life. Because the thyroid is so imperative to many functions of the body, particularly hormonal balance unique to women, it is important to address possible thyroid issues as soon as possible. Speak with a thyroid expert and find a suitable, personalized treatment plan to restore healthy function should it be discovered that your thyroid is not functioning normally.
 
For those who would like to treat their low thyroid levels naturally try The Natural Thyroid Diet-The 4-Week Plan to Living Well, Living Vibrantly
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