Kate, a 47-year old woman, came to us six months ago. She was complaining of fatigue and a sense of depression and didn’t feel that her doctor was listening to all of her symptoms. She was felt he was convinced that due to her age that her condition was menopause and was treating it accordingly. In addition, she noticed her weight was shifting to her mid-section despite an increase in time and intensity of workout and “clean eating”. Her desire for sex was diminished to the point she was dreading the evening conversations with her husband . . . the strain was starting to show.
Her periods were irregular and increasingly infrequent. After a few months on antidepressants and feeling dismissed, Kate was convinced that something was being missed. She feared if she did nothing, that her husband would become more distant and leave . . . emotionally, she was feeling him withdraw already. Kate said the fatigue and depression were persistent but chalked it up to the stress of not knowing and possibly changes in her diet she described as “stress eating”.
Based on her symptoms, physical exam, and detailed blood work, it was clear that she was suffering with hypothyroidism as an underlying issue. When she was treated for menopause alone, symptoms were being chased and treatment was never getting to the root cause.
According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), millions of women with unresolved menopausal-like symptoms, even those taking estrogen, may be suffering from undiagnosed thyroid disease. While symptoms such as fatigue, depression, mood swings, and sleep disturbances are frequently associated with menopause, they may also be signs of hypothyroidism. A survey done by the AACE showed that only one in four women who have discussed menopause and its symptoms with a physician were also tested for thyroid disease. The thyroid plays a role in regulating overall body metabolism and influences the heart, brain, kidney, and reproductive systems, along with muscle strength and appetite.
Kate is now back to normal hormone balance. Kate feels like herself again . . . her husband has his wife back . . . the world has Kate back . . . and is a better place for it.
THIS is hypothyroidism . . . many times it is the cause of or can contribute to:
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Depression &Anxiety
- Migraine Headaches
- Muscle and Joint Pain
- Memory Loss
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Elevated Cholesterol
The “Kates” of the world are what drives us. Women, who are at such a great time of life, are getting every area of their life interrupted by hormone imbalance. Every woman deserves to feel good and have the energy to do all that she desires. With the right diagnosis and treatment, that is possible for most women without dangerous treatments, time consuming workouts, and restrictive diets which make eating out a science experiment instead of an experience with friends.
Time is too precious to not live the life you want to live. We have written a free eBook available for instant download to help guide you through how to talk to your doctor about your symptoms and take notice of you as a whole.
You are right there . . . that point in your life when you know the most and can make things happen . . . ReVitalize your body and optimize your hormones. Now more than ever you deserve it.