We tend to picture inflammation with physical pain. But, have you ever thought of what inflammation can cause to your organs?
If you have a thyroid disease or any other hormonal disequilibrium you WANT to make sure your body is free from inflammation. In fact, it is a big contributing factor to the development of more serious conditions like autoimmune diseases (Hashimoto's and Graves'Disease) and metabolic diseases (diabetes and hypertension).
If not managed properly, inflammation can attack your thyroid and block it from performing its functions. This, in turn, can increase the activity of your immune system leading to Hashimoto's or Graves' Disease.
How can you know if you have inflammation?
'Luckily' inflammation will give you a few symptoms that can guide you.
Unfortunately, most doctors will not trust your symptoms, as long as your blood tests are in range.
However, we know how important those symptoms are if you want to achieve healing and remission of your thyroid disorder.
What are the most common symptoms of inflammation?
Not stable thyroid levels: if your levels tend to move between very high and low thyroid levels
Joint pain and stiffness: this type of pain tends to decrease after movements
Gut pain: intestinal pain caused by bloating, constipation or diarrhea
Feeling low energy: thyroid tiredness is different. In the case of thyroid tiredness, you feel like you have a total lack of energy. Whereas, in the case of inflammation, you can still perform activities but with low energy
Sensitivity to food
Skin rashes, acne or eczema
High levels of cholesterol despite having a healthy diet
Accumulation of fluids in the body
Development of another autoimmune disease
What can cause inflammation?
The wrong diet: Eating not clean food (eg gluten, dairy, inflammatory fats, etc) and too much sugar.
Nutrient deficiency: Zinc, Selenium, Iodine, Copper, Iron, and Vitamin B12 all fit into this category. A deficiency in any of these nutrients is enough to not only cause thyroid problems but they can also trigger inflammation, Hashimoto's and Graves'.
Not sleeping enough
Too much stress: Keep forcing yourself to do things you do not want to do, is really noxious for your health. It is hard to say no, especially to the ones we love, but it became a necessity for you.
Low thyroid function not properly assessed and managed
High cortisol levels
What can you do then?
The first thing you wanna do is to Stop Ignoring These Symptoms, even if your doctor told you your values are in range.
Do change the diet to feel better and more energetic. Healing your gut through diet is much more powerful than supplements alone.
Remember that 70% of your immune system resides in your Gut. Taking care of your gut will maximize your health.
Check your cortisol and exclude estrogen dominance.
By following the above-mentioned tips, You Will Most Certainly Experience Great Improvements.