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.
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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