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Solving the Thyroid Mystery

November 14, 2019
Mark Killick
A woman holding her hand to her head in pain

Are you tired all the time?

Gaining weight for no reason?

Feeling the cold more than you used to?

Ache all over?

These are all symptoms of thyroid issues.

Both men and women can have an under active thyroid, although it’s more common in women. In the UK, it affects up to 8% of women and 3% of men. Children can also develop an under active thyroid.

If you have an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), it means your thyroid gland isn’t producing enough thyroid hormones.

Too little thyroid hormone slows down your body’s metabolism. Your metabolism is the combination of chemical processes that happen in yourbody, such as those that change the food you eat into energy. When your metabolism slows down, it can lead to symptoms such as feeling tired and cold, and putting on weight.

Your thyroid gland is in your neck, in front of your windpipe. It produces two main hormones called thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). Women are around eight times more likely than men to develop an underactive thyroid. If you’re middle-aged, you’re also more likely to develop it.

Symptoms of underactive thyroid

Symptoms of an underactive thyroid can develop slowly and gradually, sometimes over several years. The symptoms of underactive thyroid can also be quite vague and can be caused by many other conditions or situations, such as feeling tired. This can sometimes make it hard to diagnose.

The main symptoms of underactive thyroid include:

  • feeling cold / less able to cope with cold
  • gaining weight
  • feeling tired with stiff muscles
  • dry skin and hair loss
  • heavy, irregular or no periods
  • slowing down, mentally and physically
  • a deep and raspy voice
  • constipation
  • cramps
  • tingling in your hands and arms

If you would like to solve the thyroid mystery, why not come and join us at the Natural Fitness & Therapy Centre in Eastbourne on Thursday 8th March at 11.30am and take the first step to wellness.

Tickets are £5 and follow up consultations are available with a 40% discount, if booked before the event.

This one hour workshop begins the journey back to health by helping you understand your thyroid issues, whether you have been diagnosed, or suspect you may have a thyroid issue.