Symptoms of low thyroid function can include:

  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Dry skin
  • Feeling cold
  • Slow digestion and constipation
  • Muscle weakness
  • Weight gain
  • Hair thinning
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Impaired memory
  • Pain, stiffness or swelling in joints

Sometimes, the thyroid is not always to blame. Low thyroid function can stem from a number of areas, including the hypothalamus and thyrotropin releasing hormone, deficiencies of certain nutrients, and low adrenal function.  Low adrenal function is what I’d like to discuss today.

You have two adrenal glands, one on top of each kidney.  They can impact the digestive system, reproductive system, and the thyroid.  Symptoms of low adrenal function can include:

  • Major fatigue
  • Trouble coping with stress
  • Fluctuating energy
  • Digestive issues, food sensitivities
  • Lowered immune function – for instance, you may notice you catch colds more easily
  • Low blood pressure
  • Mood swings
  • Palpitations
  • Food cravings

When you have low adrenal function, your thyroid can become sluggish as well.

Many physicians immediately place their patients on thyroid medication without fully analyzing where it came from.  This means that there are likely way more people on thyroid medication than should be, on higher doses than is really needed, or on it longer than is necessary.

I often have my clients create a timeline of their health for me.  Through this, I am able to see where the issues began and what is contributing to the struggles they have now.  This can be helpful to assess if low adrenal function is present, and then I address it.  This can be a key part of a comprehensive approach to balancing the thyroid.

If you are seeking help with thyroid imbalances and low adrenal function, schedule a telehealth consultation by:

  • Clicking HERE
  • Calling 281-231-2811

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