10 Signs You May Have A Thyroid Problem (And 10 Things You Can Do About It)

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10 Tips For How To Manage A Thyroid Condition

1. If fatigued, spread out your activities throughout the day – fatigue can be combated by giving enough time to perform each daily activity and allowing for rest periods in between. [3]

2. Speaking of rest– be sure to maintain a regular sleeping schedule. If you sleep at the same time every night, you are more likely to wake up well-rested in the morning.

3. Adjust your caloric intake. If you have hypothyroidism, you have to decrease caloric intake to prevent weight gain. [3]

4. If you have hyperthyroidism, you have to increase caloric intake to meet the needs of a higher metabolic rate. [3]

5. Increase fiber intake if you are having problems with constipation (e.g. green leafy vegetables). [3]

6. If you are experiencing diarrhea, try including bulk-forming foods in your diet (e.g. bananas). [3]

7. Increase your protein intake to keep up with protein synthesis problems, characteristic of thyroid problems.

8. Take time to relax. Stress can aggravate the symptoms of thyroid malfunction so keep stress levels to a minimum can help prevent the signs and symptoms from getting worse. [4]

9. You can take iodine supplements to help with thyroid function, but only after conferring with your physician. Pregnant women who are at risk for hypothyroidism are advised to take iodine supplements to improve the levels of their thyroid hormones. [5]

10. Remember to monitor your thyroid function levels with regular blood tests. Medical management is a very important part in preventing the adverse signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

Further Reading: Top 10 Herbs For The Thyroid

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  • By rahul, July 2, 2015 @ 9:16 am

    Thanks for such a great article man… I was observing from some time that it feels as if i am having 2 adams apple… and it feel so weird… finally i got my answer.. i m having thyroid… 🙁 Hard to face…

  • By Diana W, August 8, 2015 @ 8:31 pm

    I have really enjoyed this website on herbs and the uses. I read this all the time. Thanks so much for printing so much great information, Diana

  • By Gaudencia Mngola, January 18, 2019 @ 4:46 pm

    I have found the thyroid information very educational. I personally have been taking thyroxine daily 100 mags.daily. Recently I had to consult my dr.as I started feeling unwell with a lot of thirst, feeling strange etc but the dr. Managed to help me out and I now feel a lot better.. thanks a lot.

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