Once you have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, thyroid-stimulating hormone levels need to come down below 2.5 milliunits per liter. That may take some time but, in the meantime, managing low energy will be a priority from now on. Here are a few suggestions that may help:
- Always Take Your Medication – Most patients respond well to hypothyroid treatment when taken as prescribed. However, if you neglect to take it, it won’t help. Make sure to religiously take your medication for best results, even if you don’t see immediate improvement.
- Improve Your Diet – It sounds trite but, it’s obvious that our diet has a huge effect on our health. When hormones are involved, diet is paramount. For example, sugar can actually add to the fatigue you’re already feeling with hypothyroidism and a large meal before bed can reduce the quality of sleep. Do the research.
- Minimize Alcohol and Caffeine – Although it may be easy to slide into the habit of drinking coffee all day and having a glass of wine in the evening to calm the nerves, these two addictive substances will sap your energy in the long term when overused. Use caution.
- Quit Smoking – If you’re a smoker, it’s easier said than done to quit. But, nicotine is, among other things, a stimulant that interferes with sleep, adding to fatigue. Quitting is the best thing you can do for yourself. It means better-quality sleep and more energy as well as healthier breathing. When you can breathe better, you’ll be inclined to work out more.
- Think Positive – Because our mind is so much involved with the state of our health, replacing negative thought patterns with positive ones can greatly impact our overall state of being. It really works. You could try cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) which is a style of therapy that has been observed to help people feel they are capable of being more active and, as a result, less fatigued.
- Exercise – If exercise isn’t your thing, try doing a little to start with. We often don’t realize how much a little movement can improve our muscle strength and coordination. Pilates and Yoga work the muscles without much exertion. Even a 15 minute brisk walk can do wonders, increasing energy and improving sleep.[the_ad id=”966″]
- Get Better Quality Sleep – Try to get into and maintain a regular sleep routine in a slightly cool, sound-free, dark place. You can actually train your body to sleep on schedule. Most people need from 7 to 9 hours per night. It’s the REM sleep that’s most important, so if there’s a problem getting it, maybe you should consider getting sleep evaluation to find out whether you have a sleep disorder.
- Get Regular Check-Ups – Anyone with a thyroid problem is well-advised to have regular evaluations from their doctor. This is a condition that requires exact balance because the body is controlled by hormones that must be at normal levels to promote health. Your thyroid has a profound effect on your quality of life.
Ask your Doctor about i-Throid
i-Throid is a superior iodine formulation that offers long-term consistent results in the treatment of hypothyroidism.
i-Throid contains the ideal balance of iodide and free elemental iodine which is highly absorbable and binds with tyrosine to produce thyroid hormones. It is doctor-approved.
i-Throid works either alone or synergistically with Nature-Throid or Synthroid and a-Drenal to offer a well-balanced treatment.