Naturally Relieving Thyroid Disorder Symptoms

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There are many symptoms of thyroid disorder such as weight gain, fatigue, brain fog, depression, constipation, dry skin, brittle nails, and many more. These are all uncomfortable and some even painful symptoms. This is why hypothyroidism can make us feel so bad and totally unlike ourselves.

Sometimes we go to the doctor, and they tell us we’re “within normal range,” but we still have many of the painful symptoms. Here are a few ways you can help relieve your symptoms naturally and simultaneously improve your overall health:

• Eat a better diet including healthy foods that support the thyroid function—The thyroid needs many vitamins and minerals to function properly. A few of these include: iodine, selenium, zinc and vitamins like A, B, C and D. If you want to feel better, there are many delicious foods you can try. Fill your refrigerator and pantry with things such as: like shrimp, haddock, salmon, sea vegetables, eggs, and mushrooms. These foods are all rich in iodine. Iodine is crucial for obtaining optimal thyroid health. In addition to foods, there are many herbs that help support thyroid health. A few of these include hops, coleus, and Ashwagandha.

• Add an omega-3 supplement with both EPA and DHA to your diet—These are essential fats, which are found in fish and/or fish oil, and play an important role in thyroid function. They may also help your cells become sensitive to thyroid hormone.

• Get plenty of exercise regularly—Research shows that when your heart rate increases your thyroid hormones can increase as well. . Joining your local gym isn’t necessary. You can dance, walk, do yoga or participate in sports you like. All of these will help your thyroid. Sometimes finding a friend or family member to exercise with you will help you stay motivated.

• Make getting plenty of rest a priority—Your body needs proper rest so that it can restore itself from the effects of every day stress. The stress hormone cortisol can inhibit thyroid hormones. You should make time for some calmness throughout your day. Try deep breathing, meditation, or even take naps to reduce stress. Getting a good night’s sleep is crucial to good thyroid health. Hot baths a few times a week with scented bath salts and/or candles can often do the trick. Try relaxing music or whatever you know relaxes you most.

• Take time to explore your emotional health—The thyroid is thought to be sensitive to our emotions. This means recognizing, understanding, and taking care of your emotional health can be an important part of supporting your thyroid. You should take the time to spend time with your feelings. You can write them or discuss them, however you best express them. Keeping a journal often helps even if you just write one sentence a day.

Naturally taking care of your body is a wonderful thing. These tips can help you do that. You may have to take medication for your thyroid, but following these tips can also help you have overall optimal health. They’re like an added level of support.

If you are suffering from thyroid symptoms, you should talk to your physician immediately. Until you can get it taken care of, trying these tips may give you the relief you need. You’ll be surprised how much better these simple, natural things can make you feel.