The thyroid is a gland that sits at the front of your throat and governs your body’s basal metabolic rate – ie. how fast you burn energy. It has far reaching effects to different aspects of how our bodies work. Your thyroid can be over active (hyperthyroidism) or underactive (hypothyroidism). Underactive thyroid function tends to be more common.
Symptoms of overactive thyroid function include rapid heart beat, unable to sleep and rapid weight loss.
Symptoms of underactive thyroid function can include feelings of brain fog, exhaustion, inability to lose weight, constipation and headaches.
In women, thyroid function can commonly be affected after times of hormonal change, such as pregnancy.
There are a number of nutrients that help to support thyroid function. If you are wanting to support your thyroid health, book in for a complimentary 20 min consultation with one of our naturopaths.