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Feeling Tired? Gaining Weight? Let’s Talk About Your Thyroid

Are you feeling tired all the time?

Gaining weight? Many different things can cause fatigue, but the one we want to talk about today is your thyroid.

It’s a butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck that produces the hormones your body needs to regulate its metabolism. Put simply, this means the chemical reactions that turn food into energy.

Tri-Cities Functional Medicine specializes in helping people treat thyroid imbalances without taking medication for the rest of their lives. Let’s dive in.

Let’s talk about how the thyroid affect the body.

If you’re feeling tired all the time, you’re likely to make poor dietary choices like reaching for a bag of chips instead of cooking a balanced dinner. 

If you’re going to function at your best, you need to eat plenty of whole foods. As this enters your body, it breaks down into smaller and smaller molecules, which are absorbed into the bloodstream. 

Thyroid hormones affect your metabolic rate and digestive function, speeding things up and slowing things down as your body needs it. They are directly linked to heart function, muscle function, brain function, bone health, and much more.

Now let’s discuss some signs of thyroid issues.

Thyroid problems often appear as everyday problems. You might not think much of them, but it’s possible they’re all linked to a single cause.

For example:

  • Constantly feeling tired, even after you’ve had a good night’s sleep.
  • Having stubborn fat that won’t go away despite your efforts.
  • Living with dry and flaky skin that can’t be treated with hydration.
  • Feeling cold all the time, even if you’re in a warm room.
  • Struggling with digestive issues, no matter what you eat.

Of course, there are many more examples on top of these, and functional medicine doctors can help. 

If you’re tired of putting band-aid solutions on big health problems, and you want to find answers, talk to the team at Tri-Cities Functional Medicine. Click on the link below to learn more.

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