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
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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 an affiliate link to use a private lab if your doctor won't order them.
Disclaimer: This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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