Depression: that nasty symptom that seems to be linked to several health disorders. But there is one condition that is linked to depression more than any other: thyroid disfunction.
Finding the right diagnosis for any disorder requires a comprehensive evaluation. Indeed, many illnesses share many of the same symptoms.
Take symptoms such as headache, stomachache, dizziness, fatigue, lethargy, insomnia and appetite loss. There are countless conditions with these exact indications.
Similarly, many mental illnesses share the same symptoms, said Stephanie Smith, PsyD, a psychologist in practice in Erie, Colo., who specializes in working with individuals with depression. Which makes “the process of diagnosing mental illness tricky, to say the least.”
Gary S. Ross, M.D., believes all patients diagnosed with depression should be screened for thyroid dysfunction.
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How many people does this describle?
So you are sure you have a thyroid problem, after all you have every symptom on every list on every website you can find. You are fatigued, you’re losing hair, gaining weight, have bloating and cramping and you just can’t get out of bed in the morning. Sound familiar?
So you go to your doctor, get your thyroid prescription because you have a high TSH and take it excitedly ready to wake up tomorrow morning with so much energy that nothing can bring you down! But after you take it the first day…. you still feel tired. Maybe it takes some time to kick in, so you wait a few more days…. but unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be working. Not only are you tired, you haven’t lost 10 lbs. in a week and you still feel irritable and your digestion isn’t any better.
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Also this week, I ran accross this story about BPA. It includes a few ways to make our lives a little healthier.