Why Am I So Tired? : Hypothyroidism

Dr Ronald Goldenberg MD, FRCPC, FACE, Endocrinologist discusses hypothyroidism and why it makes you feel chronically tired.

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Dr Ronald Goldenberg MD, FRCPC, FACE, Endocrinologist discusses hypothyroidism and why it makes you feel chronically tired.
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Hypothyroidism : Why Am I So Tired?

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Sleep apnea and hypothyroidism aren’t connected.

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People who have hypothyroidism may experience sleep apnea. In people with hypothyroidism, sleep apnea results from an upper airway obstruction.

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Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid doesn't create and release enough thyroid hormone into your bloodstream.

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Hypothyroidism is a common condition where the thyroid doesn't create and release enough thyroid hormone into your bloodstream. This makes your metabolism slow down.

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Fatigue is a symptom of hypothyroidism due to a drop in hormone production.

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Fatigue is a symptom of hypothyroidism due to a drop in hormone production. This can lead to lower energy levels, resulting in fatigue.

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Hypothyroidism does not affect your mental health.

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The body's control of the thyroid levels helps stabilize mood. Patients with hypothyroidism may experience symptoms of depression, restlessness and anxiety. Studies have also found that people with bipolar disorder often have abnormal thyroid function.

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Walnuts can interfere with thyroid hormone absorption.

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Although nuts can be a good source of antioxidants and healthy fats, walnuts can interfere with the absorption of thyroid hormone. Avoid eating them around the time that you take your thyroid medication.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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