Stress, fatigue, brain fog – an immune system gone awry

“Hypothyroidism, or low thyroid function, is a silent epidemic. What’s worse, in most cases, hypothyroidism isn’t rooted in a thyroid problem in the first place. It’s rooted in an immune system gone awry, but most doctors don’t test for the antibodies that show the presence of autoimmunity. Many people with hypothyroidism experience crippling fatigue and brain fog. ”

There is also ongoing research about a connection between anti-psychotic medication and the health of the thyroid.  A simple blood test reveals your T4/TSH figures and hopefully the test is made as a baseline before anti-psychotics are prescribed and also regularly throughout treatment (at the same time as any other blood test). Own understanding, when T4 goes down – your TSH goes up.

Looking after your physical and mental health should (in our opinion) go hand in hand. Have also read that inbalences in Thyroid can mimic mental health problems.

Please check out and discuss with your doctor the advice on this linkways to treat Hypothyrodism naturally

Mostly its common sense – breathe, sleep and eat well, eat breakfast, walk, me time and spending time with people who make you happy

Maybe should have called this post – Eat, Pray, Love

2 thoughts on “Stress, fatigue, brain fog – an immune system gone awry

  1. It’s definitely a silent killer! Hormones effect every organ/system in our bodies. TSH & T4 are easy blood tests which should be done but T3 needs to be tested as well. There are some heart issues, caused by the Thyroid, that will go undiagnosed and appear to have other causes because TSH and T4 test in range.

    1. Thank you Traci – not sure if that is part of the standard blood test or an extra one to ask for.

      The thing is not to worry if you have one unusual reading – figures go up and down depending on many things and a good doctor will take several tests at intervals and inbetween maybe its good to work on things to feel more relaxed and try and eat more healthily. Think reducing stress is important.

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