Let’s Talk Thyroid Symptoms:
constipation + hashimotos
💩 No one really likes to talk about constipation! Me either.
It is however a very common symptom of Hashimoto’s.
Seems to go hand in hand with a slow metabolism… well underactive thyroid seems to be a slow everything, including a slow digestive tract. Sluggish. That’s often how our underactive thyroid systems are described.
🦠 Work on your gut health. Cut out typically inflammatory foods (gluten, grains, dairy, sugar) .. that seems to help many.
🥬 Lots of fruits & vegetables. Think fiber + prunes of course!
💚 Fermented foods and drinks might help with the gut health aspect.
💊 Digestive enzymes might help. As may slippery elm.
🚰 Drink plenty of water – this is what seems to help me the most. I like adding a drop of a citrus essential oil to my water too.
💦 Essential oils like lemon, ginger and peppermint might help get things moving too – perhaps a drop in your water.
💆♂️ Relax… you don’t want to be ‘up-tight’!
🩸 Get your thyroid bloods checked through your doctor. Perhaps you’ll need some medication or adjustment in medication.
Want more? Check out this article from Hypothyroidmom
✅ 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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