Let’s Talk Thyroid Symptoms:
Low Basal Temperature + Hashimoto’s
Your basal body temperature, is your temperature when your body is at rest. Because Hashimoto’s affects the metabolism by slowing it down and metabolism regulates body temperature, a lower than normal basal temperature is a symptom of Hashimoto’s.
Can be a sign that the body isn’t properly converting T4 into T3 as it’s T3 that’s required for ATP (energy) production of cells. The cold extremities we talked about recently is part of this story as when the body’s energy production is low, it will act to protect the core organs.
Whilst it’s a commonly accepted as a hypothyroid symptom I couldn’t find a whole lot of information about it. To me it’s a sign of the underlying issue and as such if you’ve noticed a low body temperature or tendency to feel the cold, it’s worth investigating and making sure you’re being properly treated.
Let’s get practical
🩸Get your thyroid levels tested – it’s so important to know if this is an underlying cause. Linked to this is getting our medication levels right too.
💚 Consider adopting a lifestyle approach (in addition to your medication, if appropriate) to managing your thyroid health – reducing stress, inflammation, dietary changes etc.
🧫 Support cellular health function. This is something that an integrative doctor or naturopath can guide you in. When our cells are healthy they will be more efficient at producing energy.
💊 B Vitamins are often looked at when it comes to energy. I’m usually taking some extra Vitamin B’s in my supplements.
Further reading: http://www.holistic-hypothyroidism-solutions.com/basal-body-temperature.html#1
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Disclaimer: This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Read about other common thyroid symptoms here.
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.
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