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6 Things You May Be Doing that can Damage Thyroid Health

Thyroid disease is Very Common

with an estimated 20 million people in the United States having some form of thyroid disorder. Yet, not many people can explain about the thyroid gland, or how it operates in the body.

"A woman is said to be about five to eight times MORE likely to be diagnosed with a thyroid condition than a man; And an estimated 12 (or more) percent of the U.S. population will likely develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime. "

says Brett Markowitz, founder and CEO of ageRejuvenation clinics in Florida.

With that being said, it would be beneficial for one to learn a little thing or two about the thyroid glad and thyroid hormone, and how to protect yourself from making mistakes that could impact your health.

#1 Not Enough Deep Sleep

Do you often feel like you’re tired, no matter how much or little you sleep you get? If so, you should have your thyroid checked. It’s well known that quality sleep can play a very important role in one’s health and feeling of wellbeing. Thyroid imbalances have been linked to sleep problems. Hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid) could cause difficulty sleeping due to arousals from anxiety or irritability, as well as muscle weakness and/or constant feelings of tiredness.

However, If your thyroid makes too little hormone, it's considered a more common condition called hypothyroidism. With hypothyroidism, you might have trouble falling asleep or not be able to stay asleep long enough to feel fully rested. Hypothyroidism also can affect your sleep by making you feel too cold or causing joint or muscle pain.

#2 Not Taking Thyroid Supplements or Thyroid Hormone

Depending on your thyroid condition (hyper or hypo), your medical provider may direct you to take supplements or prescribe you thyroid hormone to aide in your thyroid health. Not taking the recommended supplements or medication can assist in leading to imbalances in the body.

Thyroid Hormone imbalances usually are recognized by an array of symptoms, such as: being cold (especially in the hands and feet), poor sleep, anxiety, trembling, itchy dry skin, hair loss, excessive sweating, difficulty losing weight, fast heart rate and more.

Many people report having experienced these symptoms their entire life and think that they are normal. All it takes is a simple blood test to determine if you should supplement or be prescribed thyroid hormone to aid in restoring levels in the body and getting rid of symptoms.

#3 Not Paying Attention to Inflammatory Oils

These days many people claim to be confused what to eat in order to be healthy. When the media tells you something is bad for you and the NEXT year they say it’s actually good for you, it can be confusing. Something important to know if you have thyroid imbalances is that certain oils such as Olive Oil can be more beneficial for your body.

Extra virgin olive oil has been shown to reduce inflammation, which is beneficial to thyroid health. For people with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune condition, extra virgin olive oil can help to protect cells from being damaged by the immune system's inflammatory attack on the thyroid. Thou shalt eat more Olive Oil.

#4 Avoiding Certain Vegetables

In terms of the thyroid, certain vegetables are shown to be more beneficial than others in aiding thyroid over-production and metabolism. Cruciferous vegetables, such as kale, Brussels sprouts, radishes, and cauliflower are usually top picks for aiding in thyroid health by assisting in lowering thyroid levels.

If a person is supplementing thyroid however, one will want to steer clear of such veggies early in the morning as they are shown potentially to inhibit thyroid medication absorption or interfere in the way the thyroid uses iodine.

#5 Eating Too Much Soy

Soy has many health benefits including relief of menopause symptoms. Though, regular mass-consumption is best suited for someone not experiencing thyroid imbalances. In addition to interfering with iodine entry into the thyroid gland, soy may potentially inhibit the action of thyroid hormones in the body.

Some studies have documented changes in thyroid function in response to soy where others report no changes. Therefore a medical professional should be consulted if you are someone who consumes an abundance of soy on a regular basis.

#6 Not Paying Attention to Adrenal Function

The thyroid and adrenal glands work together to supply essential hormones and deliver them where they need to be throughout the body. When your adrenal glands aren't producing enough cortisol and you have a thyroid problem, it can make your symptoms worsen.

If your thyroid gland is malfunctioning due to hormonal imbalance, it will likely affect the health of your adrenal glands. This can also cause additional stress and may lead to adrenal fatigue. Staying on top of adrenal health is a good way to assist in healthy thyroid function.

ABOUT ageRejuvenation and CEO / founder Brett Markowitz

Like many others, Brett Markowitz experienced first-hand the unsettling effects of Candida (a fungal infection caused by yeast) coupled with childhood obesity.

Having triumphed through this, Markowitz began taking health and wellness personally. He set a goal to one day help permanently change people's everyday wellness habits, so more people are equipped with the knowledge and ability to live a healthier and happier life.

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