Monday, November 9, 2015

Understanding the Causes of Hypothyroidism

Stress Management

We have been looking at the underlying causes of thyroid dysfunction. Another big factor that interferes with thyroid function is chronic stress. There is an intimate interaction between stress hormones and thyroid function. The more stress you are under. the worse your thyroid
functions. Any approach to correcting poor thyroid function must address the effects of chronic stress and provide support to the adrenal glands. Dr. Norman Shealy has reported that most Americans have increasing adrenal burnout by and after age 50. Symptoms include fatigue and various problems with memory, as well as multiple other symptoms that may include any or every organ in the body, including the thyroid gland.Basically it means you have, or have had, more physical, chemical and/or emotional stress than you can handle. Managing stress is a critical component to having healthy thyroid function. We have great resources to help with stress management at Advanced Health Clinic and Therapeutic Spa


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