Let’s Talk Thyroid Symptoms:
cold extremities + hashimotos
Are you an ice queen? 🧊 👸 Cold Fish? 🥶 I am.
Luckily I live in sunny Queensland and it’s only ‘cold’ for a few months a year, and not really cold. If I lived in a cold climate this would affect me far more. In winter though, Leigh and I will get into bed and I have to put my feet under his legs to warm up! During the day in winter I can sit at my computer with cold fingers all day.
As we’ve been talking about this week, with Hashitmoto’s everything runs slowly. Cold extremities is connected to our slow metabolism. Lack of thyroid hormones slows down our metabolism and decreases the amount of energy and heat your cells can produce. This is connected to our bodies lower basal temperature too that we will touch on later this month. and Our body’s natural defence is to keep blood flow to our organs first and toes/fingers last.
🩸 Get your thyroid bloods checked through your doctor. Perhaps you’ll need some medication or adjustment in medication. I’m saying this pretty much everyday because it’s so important if you suspect a thyroid issue that you get it properly checked out. When the thyroid is functioning optimally many of the symptoms will improve.
🧫 Support cellular health function. This is something that an integrative doctor or naturopath can guide you in. When our cells are healthy and are producing energy well that will flow (😉) into our extremities!
💊 B Vitamins are often looked at when it comes to energy. I’m usually taking some extra Vitamin B’s in my supplements.
☀️ Live in a sunny climate?!
🧤 Gloves? 🧦 Socks?
✅ Join the discussion in the group, Let’s Talk Thyroid.
Disclaimer: This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Suspect you have a thyroid issue? PLEASE trust your instincts and get it thoroughly checked out with your health practitioner. This thyroid basics page has an overview of what tests to ask for and a link to use a private lab if you’re doctor won’t order them.
You might also like to listen to my interview with my doctor here.
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