“Raging, Crying, Screaming, and Angry all the time. About a year after my thyroidectomy, my husband and I started fighting a lot. We had always gotten along before, always loved one another, were kind and thoughtful to one another, but something had changed, what was wrong with me?”
So, what systems in your body does hypothyroidism affect? We can list a few of them here, but just imagine, if hypothyroidism affects your digestion and you’re nutrient deficient, just imagine how many side-effects you may be experiencing just as a result of that!
Thyroid disease has its own side effects, but what happens when those side effects, have their own side effects? It's a daunting landslide that can be difficult for Doctors to sort out and often times why patients are left feeling unheard.
To Avoid or Not to Avoid Soy, that’s the question! - There answer is Yes, and No! Who can and who cannot? There’s so much information out there regarding the thyroid and soy it almost seems as if we’re darned if we do or darned if we don’t.
If a patient consumes too many carbs, or the wrong carbs and these are converted to fat due to indigestion, it can explain why most patients with thyroid disease and low stomach acid experience rapid weight gain.
Doctor: “Your TSH is Normal” Patient: “But, I Don’t feel Normal” This is a common complaint among thyroid patients. Their TSH is normal yet they’re still not feeling normal despite normal blood tests. This leaves patients feeling unheard and oftentimes that it’s all in their head.
When your thyroid goes out of whack, you’ll know it because you start to feel differently, tired, fatigued, you might even have excessive hair shedding or find it difficult to get pregnant. But what if your thyroid disease is so severe your Doctor recommends your thyroid be removed? Is Pregnancy possible after thyroidectomy?
Thyroidectomy is said to end Graves’ disease, however, for some patients, after having their thyroid removed it may not be the end of their symptoms. According to Dr. Kresimira Milas, once a patient has their thyroid removed there is less than a one or two percent chance