By Suzanne Tershak Tither, Functional Nurse Practitioner | 09/01/2020

Anxiety, Depression, Mood Swings – The Thyroid Rollercoaster

Anxiety, Depression, Mood Swings – The Thyroid Rollercoaster

The thyroid gland produces thyroid hormones, which regulate many functions in the body. For example, thyroid hormones control your heart rate, your metabolic rate, brain development, digestive health, muscle development, and bone health. Thyroid gland dysfunction can lead to a myriad of symptoms, both physical and emotional. A person with Hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer, and thyroid related eye disease may experience a rollercoaster of emotional challenges including mood swings, depression, and anxiety.

Thyroid imbalances can affect your mental health. In fact, many of the symptoms of thyroid problems can mimic the symptoms of mood disorders. There are many treatment options available for treating thyroid conditions; however, when a thyroid condition begins to affect mood, it becomes even more important to address mental health concerns as well.

The first thing to do if you suffer from a thyroid problem that has affected your mood is to talk with your doctor or nurse practitioner. There are many strategies that can be used to balance your mood as well as certain nutrients and herbs to help your body adapt to changing hormone levels. It will help to consume a diet filled with fresh fruits and veggies, lean proteins, whole grains, and healthy fats. You can Nourish Your Thyroid and Improve Your Mood.

Toxins are found throughout our environment and have a huge impact on how our thyroid operates. They can be found in our food supply, our water supply, our household products, and our personal care items. It is almost impossible to eliminate all exposure to toxins; however, you can limit your exposure, thus minimizing the risk of experiencing health issues. Find out how many toxins you've been exposed to by completing our Toxicity Questionnaire. You should use an iodine supplement and limit your exposure to the following six toxins that harm the thyroid gland. Although it is practically impossible to avoid exposure to all toxins, you can help minimize your exposure with the following tips. As you reduce toxin exposure, your thyroid will begin functioning better. Follow these tips to reduce exposure and improve your thyroid health.

Our  Integrative Thyroid specialists will treat the entire person (body, soul, and spirit) rather than just treating the symptoms. We will get to the root cause and address your thyroid imbalance from a holistic perspective. Call us at (571)529-6699, option 3.

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