Let’s Talk Thyroid Symptoms:

Fluid Retention + Hashimoto’s

Congratulations! We’ve made it to the end of our month-long look at many of the common symptoms of Hashimoto’s. If you’ve been following along, hopefully you’ve been able to see the complexity of having a thyroid problem and the importance of being properly diagnosed, treated and also implementing some lifestyle changes. We’ve covered 30 symptoms. This is not an exhaustive list – I’ve seen a list of hundreds of symptoms. Nor does it mean you need to experience them all to have Hashimoto’s.

We are all different. Each person with Hashimoto’s, thyroid disease will have a different combination of symptoms. Each symptom isolated might not alert you to something being wrong, but a combination might. I hope that this series has helped you dig deeper into your health, understand your body a little better, get tested for thyroid issues & auto-immunity and get some professional help if you need it.

I see myself as a thyroid health awareness raiser and advocate! I’ve talked to too many people who either aren’t getting help, the right help or enough help and are therefore trudging through life thinking it’s ‘normal’ to feel sub-par when it’s not normal. If I can get you thinking, researching, asking questions, trying new things and taking personal responsibility for your health, then I’m happy with that. I know enough about this disease from my experience and research to know there is a lot I DON’T know. Whilst there seems to be common themes and things that work for a lot of people, we each have to make the commitment and take the time to investigate our unique bodies and what works best, in this moment for them.

If you’ve found this series on common symptoms helpful and you’d like to have them all for ready reference as an e-book, you can pre-order Common Hashimoto’s Symptoms E-book now, for a limited time for only $7.95. 

hashimoto's symptoms ebook

I’m thinking that the next series I’ll cover once the podcast is up and running is to explore the different causes and triggers for Hashimoto’s, so keep an eye out for this.

The final symptom we are going to explore for now is fluid retention. We touched on this when we talked about having a puffy face, but with Hashimoto’s fluid retention could also show up as generalised weight gain, swollen ankles, wrists, fingers and even as carpal tunnel.

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.

Suspect you have a thyroid issue?  See your doctor and ask for a full thyroid panel including thyroid antibodies.

🎧 Stay tuned for my upcoming Podcast, Let’s Talk Thyroid.

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Let’s Talk Thyroid Symptoms:

Fluid Retention + Hashimoto’s

Congratulations! We’ve made it to the end of our month-long look at many of the common symptoms of Hashimoto’s. If you’ve been following along, hopefully you’ve been able to see the complexity of having a thyroid problem and the importance of being properly diagnosed, treated and also implementing some lifestyle changes. We’ve covered 30 symptoms. This is not an exhaustive list – I’ve seen a list of hundreds of symptoms. Nor does it mean you need to experience them all to have Hashimoto’s.

We are all different. Each person with Hashimoto’s, thyroid disease will have a different combination of symptoms. Each symptom isolated might not alert you to something being wrong, but a combination might. I hope that this series has helped you dig deeper into your health, understand your body a little better, get tested for thyroid issues & auto-immunity and get some professional help if you need it.

I see myself as a thyroid health awareness raiser and advocate! I’ve talked to too many people who either aren’t getting help, the right help or enough help and are therefore trudging through life thinking it’s ‘normal’ to feel sub-par when it’s not normal. If I can get you thinking, researching, asking questions, trying new things and taking personal responsibility for your health, then I’m happy with that. I know enough about this disease from my experience and research to know there is a lot I DON’T know. Whilst there seems to be common themes and things that work for a lot of people, we each have to make the commitment and take the time to investigate our unique bodies and what works best, in this moment for them.

If you’ve found this series on common symptoms helpful and you’d like to have them all for ready reference as an e-book, you can pre-order Common Hashimoto’s Symptoms E-book now, for a limited time for only $7.95. 

hashimoto's symptoms ebook

I’m thinking that the next series I’ll cover once the podcast is up and running is to explore the different causes and triggers for Hashimoto’s, so keep an eye out for this.

The final symptom we are going to explore for now is fluid retention. We touched on this when we talked about having a puffy face, but with Hashimoto’s fluid retention could also show up as generalised weight gain, swollen ankles, wrists, fingers and even as carpal tunnel.

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.

Suspect you have a thyroid issue?  See your doctor and ask for a full thyroid panel including thyroid antibodies.

🎧 Stay tuned for my upcoming Podcast, Let’s Talk Thyroid.

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Having trouble getting the right thyroid tests from your doctor?

Sadly, it can be difficult to get your doctor to test for thyroid conditions and in particular thyroid antibody tests. If you are having trouble, I strongly suggest finding a doctor that has a thorough understanding of thyroid disease and talk to them about the best tests for you to have.

If you would rather, you can have blood tests done privately and then take them to your doctor to have explained.

i-screen.com.au is a private blood testing service that offers a number of different thyroid tests. You can check them out with my affiliate link below. If you choose to purchase through this link, I will recive a small commission. 

Essential Oils for Thyroid Support

Essential oils are an essential 😉 tool in my thyroid support toolkit.

I have put together a getting started thyroid support protocol package.