5 Reasons Why Women Suffer with Hypothyroidism for No Reason

"I knew there was something wrong but failed to get results from levothyroxine. Since starting Miss Lizzy’s regimen, I haven’t felt this good in ten years! It’s saved my life!" 

- Cori J

1. The symptoms are easy to dismiss or misdiagnose

Even if you take thyroid medication like Levothyroxine or NDT, that doesn't mean your thyroid is okay. You may continue to have hypothyroid symptoms like fatigue, slow metabolism, and brain fog. Some doctors won't take you seriously when you complain about being tired or experiencing brain fog. They may tell you, "It's not your thyroid; just get more sleep," and send you home with nothing more than a medical bill or a prescription for sleeping pills. If you bring up unexplained weight gain or difficulty losing weight, you'll be told, "Just eat less and exercise more" or "calories in, calories out." The problem isn't you. Your metabolism, focus, and energy may be slow because your thyroid medication isn't working optimally. 

2. The TSH Test is unreliable

Experts say the commonly used thyroid TSH test may miss as many as 98 out of 100 cases of hypothyroidism. Why? Theoretically, the TSH test measures the amount of thyroid-stimulating hormone in your blood. But it's based on a range that is far too wide. Your thyroid hormones, T3 and T4, could be out of the "optimal" level and still test within the "normal range." Even more confusing is that many factors can affect the TSH test results—including the time of day you have the testing, stress, and supplements. The bottom line? The TSH test causes too many people to suffer from hypothyroid symptoms for no reason.

3. Women's Health issues often get overlooked

Western medicine has a history of overlooking women's health issues, and hypothyroidism is more common in women. Many women report that doctors don't listen to their symptoms or health concerns. Hypothyroidism can also be triggered by pregnancy or having a baby—times when you might experience some of those symptoms anyway. Doctors might write off your worries and say your symptoms "come with the territory" of getting older or being a mom. Even outside pregnancy or postpartum, the first diagnosis might be depression—which causes many similar symptoms. In other words, you have an uphill battle to begin with when it comes to getting a hypothyroidism diagnosis.

4. Doctors may be ignoring low body temperature

Did your doctor tell you that a body temperature below 98.6 degrees is "normal" and not to worry? Thyroid experts like Dr. Broda Barnes and Dr. James L. Wilson say that low body temperature is a reliable indicator of hypothyroidism and slow metabolism.Before the development of thyroid lab testing, doctors treated hypothyroid patients based on symptoms and temperature. Some experts consider low body temperature more accurate than lab testing because temperature better reflects the metabolic rate inside the cells in our body. If your doctor refuses to listen to your symptoms and ignores low temperature, you may want to find a doctor or healthcare provider who recognizes low body temperature as a hypothyroid symptom affecting your health.

5. You're mineral deficient and don't know it

Your body and your thyroid require specific minerals to efficiently make and convert thyroid hormones. For many hypothyroid patients, thyroid medication like Levothyroxine or NDT isn't enough to solve their symptoms. That's because thyroid medication doesn't fix mineral deficiencies. Without the right minerals, your thyroid and body can't optimally do their jobs—they cannot make and convert T4 thyroid hormone to T3, which gives you energy and regulates your metabolism. When you don't get enough minerals, your thyroid may slow down, leading to hypothyroidism and the dreaded symptoms like fatigue, slow metabolism, and brain fog. 

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Just over 6 weeks into this regimen and will never look back. I’ve had hypothyroid for over 10 years. My body temperature has slowly started to regulate, my head is clearer, my mood is lighter and I overall just FEEL better. I continue to learn and move forward and I’m so grateful to have the tools to understand what my body is doing now.


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