Skin signs of thyroid disease

Skin signs of thyroid disease

In the book Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness thyroid pioneer Dr. Broda Barnes wrote, “When thyroid function is low, circulation is reduced. In advanced cases of hypothyroidism, the skin, in fact, may receive as little as one-fourth to one-fifth the normal blood supply.”

I suspect I had undiagnosed hypothyroidism for most of my life. From a very young age skin conditions including dry itchy skin, itchy flaky scalp, dry frizzy hair, dry cracked heels, loss of the outer third of eyebrows, brittle nails, loss of eyelashes, pale colorless skin, and chronic eczema have been a constant in my life. I went through a period of rapid hair loss that devastated me so much that I spent over one year researching the causes of hair loss to save my own hair. Thankfully with optimal thyroid treatment many of my skin issues have improved and I have found solutions for my thyroid hair loss.

I wonder just how many people with hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are struggling with skin-related conditions. Do they know these skin issues may be a sign their thyroid condition is not optimally treated?
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How Autoimmune Paleo Changed My Life

How Autoimmune Paleo Changed My Life

I hear from Hashimoto’s patients all the time raving about Autoimmune Paleo for changing their lives. I invited Mickey Trescott, author of the great book The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, to share her story as well as some of her favorite Paleo Autoimmune Protocol recipes.

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The Many Benefits of the Adaptogen Herb Ashwagandha

The Many Benefits of the Adaptogen Herb Ashwagandha

I’ve watched my thyroid health collapse during particularly stressful times in my life. With stress and the resulting adrenal fatigue key factors in my health condition, the adaptogen herb Ashwagandha is a critical part of my thyroid treatment. This herb provides many potential benefits you should know about.

As with all thyroid treatments, there isn’t one thing that works for everyone. I wish it was that simple. The truth is we’re all individual in terms of how we react to different substances. What works for me may not for another. At Hypothyroid Mom I share the various things to explore in the hopes that you find what works for you too. [Read more…]

24 Nutrient Deficiencies And The Symptoms To Watch For

24 Nutrient Deficiencies And The Symptoms To Watch For

Nutrient deficiencies are a common issue for hypothyroid people. My doctor discovered that I had multiple severe nutrient deficiencies. I suffered for years with common symptoms yet I had no idea that my body was deficient in nutrients.

Could this be happening to you?

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New Study Reveals Why 1 in 6 Hypothyroid Patients Still Feels Bad on Levothyroxine

New Study Reveals Why 1 in 6 Hypothyroid Patients Still Feels Bad on Levothyroxine

Doctors often treat hypothyroidism with levothyroxine (T4). New research is revealing that many people also need T3 to feel good. [Read more…]