Symptoms of Low Thyroid and Chronic Fatigue Can Be Similar
There are many studies that show the link between chronic fatigue syndrome and hormones – particularly low thyroid. In fact, there is growing evidence that low thyroid could be the underlying cause of chronic fatigue syndrome.
The thyroid and adrenal glands both play an important function in maintaining our energy levels. We have had excellent results in treating patients suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome with bio-identical treatments, to restore normal levels of thyroid and adrenal hormones.
- chronic fatigue (despite plenty of sleep)
- inability to lose weight (despite dieting and exercising)
- cold hands and feet
- dry skin
- mild depression and mood swings
- brittle fingernails
- eyebrows fall out
- loss of hair when brushing
- forgetfulness and inability to concentrate
Although your doctor may have checked your thyroid levels and informed you that everything looks normal, 95% of the time TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is what they checked. The problem is TSH levels do not necessarily correlate with optimal thyroid health.
To truly determine whether your need for thyroid hormone is being met, you must have a “free T3” test performed. The first step in our wellness program is to educate you about the different types of thyroid hormones and messengers circulating around in your body. Then we test your blood to see if you have optimal levels of the right ones.