You’ve probably heard that you need vitamins and minerals for good health. Minerals like iron and calcium and magnesium, for example – which your body’s well-being depends on. Perhaps less well-known than these, however, is another mineral your body definitely requires. That mineral is iodine – a chemical element used by the thyroid gland to produce some of the body’s most vital hormones (chemical messengers sent throughout the body). Continue reading
Do you toss and turn a lot more at night than usual – unable to drift away to the land of Nod as easily as you could before? Is your skin drier and more scaly than normal? Or do you, perhaps, experience an unrelenting fatigue – so getting through the day feels like a constant battle against tiredness? If so, you might be witnessing a few of the warning signs of Hashimoto’s disease – a condition which affects your thyroid gland, resulting in a variety of troubling symptoms. And it all starts with your immune system. Continue reading
Much information on hypothyroidism has been uncovered over the past decades – including the astonishing fact that women are up to 10x more likely to get this disease than men are.
Your thyroid – a small gland that sits at the front of your neck – keeps your metabolism running smoothly. Because your thyroid controls so much of your metabolism, it must function properly for you to remain healthy and feeling good. The thyroid gland regulates metabolism by releasing hormones into the bloodstream, so by measuring how much of these hormones you have (do this at home with EverlyWell’s Thyroid Test), you can discover if there’s something wrong with your metabolism.
Excessive fatigue. Depression. Anxiety. Difficulty sleeping. These are a few of the telltale signs of a poorly-functioning thyroid gland. And these aren’t all the potential symptoms of a malfunctioning thyroid gland, either. In fact, many possible symptoms can occur when something’s wrong with your thyroid because of the pivotal role it plays in your body.
So how can you check up on the health of your thyroid?