The symptoms of thyroid fatigue can become so bad that they are debilitating. They don’t have to be. Overcoming thyroid fatigue is possible naturally by making sure to keep an eye on a few important things that can mean the difference between not having the energy to get out of bed and running a marathon.

Of course it is important to make sure that your thyroid T3/T4 levels are correct. Don’t skip the bloodwork, no matter how much you dislike needles. It plays an important role in thyroid wellness.

Here are a few other important things you can do to fight thyroid fatigue and keep your energy levels up.

  • Be aware of food sensitivities—If your first thought here is that you aren’t allergic to any foods, it is important that you understand that food allergies and food sensitivities aren’t the same thing. Allergies may cause rash, shortness of breath, and other symptoms. Being sensitive to food, however, can result in fatigue. If you undertake an elimination diet or have food sensitivity testing, it is possible to regain much of your lost energy. Foods such as gluten, soy, eggs, dairy, corn, and nuts are common foods those with thyroid disorders are sensitive to.
    • Imbalances of blood sugar—It is also sometimes wise to eat more protein and fat with your meals instead of carbs. Your blood sugar levels can cause problems with your energy level and even cause anxiety. Many test their sugar with they’re tired and find it low.
    • Enhance your digestion—The digestion process in your body takes a great deal of energy. Anything you are able to do to aid in your body’s digestion will help increase your energy. You can find smoothies with digestive enzymes that will be a great place to start.
    • Vitamin D—Having low levels of vitamin D has been known to cause fatigue. You can take supplements for Vitamin D, but the best way is through plenty of sunshine and foods which contain the vitamin.
    • Detox—Sometimes your body can become congested with toxins. They saturate your liver enzymes and this makes you feel exhausted. You can purchase supplements that aid your liver’s natural detox capacity. You can check with your doctor for a prescription.

No one enjoys being exhausted all the time. You don’t have to be. Simply keep up with your regular appointments and be aware of the above things to keep your fatigue at bay.