Let’s Talk Thyroid Symptoms:

Fluid Retention + Hashimoto’s

With Hashimoto’s fluid retention could also show up as generalised weight gain, swollen ankles, wrists, fingers, carpal tunnel and  having a puffy face.

Having a low functioning thyroid slows down the body’s metabolic rate and this can cause a flow-on effect where the body holds on to water and salt.

Water/fluid retention can be a symptom of other health problems which is why it’s important to investigate what’s going on with your body. Use it as a signal to get things checked.

So what can we do?

Let’s get practical:

🚩 Get thyroid blood tests and properly medicated. It’s so important that you are being treated appropriately. It is my understanding that fluid/water retention usually subsides when the thyroid function improves, so without proper treatment if you need it, it won’t really resolve.

🚰 Stay properly hydrated.

💦 Essential oils such as cypress, lemongrass, juniper berry and grapefruit are worth looking into. I find rubbed with a carrier oil rubbed into feet, legs etc that can be soothing. I suspect the massage element is helpful too.

🥒 Follow an anti-inflammatory diet – everything we can do to reduce inflammation helps!

✅ Join the discussion in the group, Let’s Talk Thyroid.

Common Hashimoto's Symptoms Ebook

A practical & positive look at 30 of the most common Hashimoto’s symptoms and what you can do about them.

Symptoms covered include weight gain, fatigue, hair loss, constipation, skin, fertility, mood and so much more.

Whilst Hashimoto’s is complex and must be dealt with from a number of angles, this ebook gives you some ideas and strategies to manage common symptoms so you can feel better whilst working with your health practitioner on root causes and getting your hormone levels under control.

This is a great companion to the Let’s Talk Thyroid book.

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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