Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, is a condition that is becoming more common, especially among women.
Why? Part of it has to do with lifestyle, and diet.
If you are a woman over 50 years old, your chances of contracting this condition increases.
Positive diagnosis can be difficult, as many symptoms are general and can be attributed to any number of diseases. Blood tests are normally done in order to diagnose properly.
Symptoms Of Hypothyroidism
Symptoms of hypothyroidism include:
- weight gain
- bloated face
- stiff muscles and joints
- sensitivity to cold
- hoarse voice
- muscle weakness
If left undiagnosed and untreated, it can become life-threatening, and comes with more severe symptoms such as depression, slow thought processes and trouble breathing.
Treatments Of Hypothyroidism
Medical treatment for hypothyroidism generally involves hormone supplements that one must take for the rest of their life. These supplements ultimately cause the thyroid to stop producing the hormones, allowing the supplements to take over. Other treatments can include hormone replacement therapy, which is expensive and can have side effects.
Luckily, there are natural treatments that have no side effects, are inexpensive and are more effective than modern medicine.
Part of the treatment, such as eating more fruits and vegetables and exercising every day, are part of an overall health regimen that will benefit everyone, not just those suffering from hypothyroidism. However, there are certain tweaks to your diet that you should follow as you are treating this condition:
- Follow an alkaline diet: while fruits and vegetables are good for you, some have more acid and alkaline than others. This goes for all foods, including oil, fish, meat and whole grains. For example, lemons and watermelon are two of the best alkaline foods you can eat; lemons are considered acidic but they are alkalized during the digestion process. There are plenty of resources online or at your local bookstore regarding acidic and alkaline foods.
- Avoid soy: For years we’ve been told that soy is good for us; we now know that soy suppresses thyroid function and is a leading cause of hypothyroidism. Soy products should be completely avoided.
- Fluoride:: Believe it or not, fluoride can be found in many different products, including Teflon non-stick pans, pharmaceuticals, toothpaste, tap water and even some processed cereals. This also suppresses thyroid function and should be avoided if at all possible.
- Coconut oil: This helps to increase metabolism and can be taken raw or cooked. One teaspoon a day is all you need.
- Avoid canola oil: This interferes with the natural production of the thyroid hormones and should be avoided. It is nothing more than genetically engineered poison.
Proper Diagnosis Is Important
It’s important to get a proper diagnosis first, before trying to treat something that you may not even have. Hypothyroidism, as with any other disease or chronic condition, must be positively diagnosed by your doctor. Talk to him or her about natural remedies and treatments before allowing them to prescribe you anything.
Do some research on your own, but always seek medical advice from a professional health care provider before you opt for natural treatments. You could potentially do more harm than good.
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