Worried that there is more hair in your hairbrush than on your head?? 😱 It’s not a sign that you’re “just getting older” – it even happens to women in their 20’s and 30’s!
Well, your thyroid may be to blame!
No question about it… thyroid hair loss sucks, but did you know that not tending to your thyroid can seriously impact your energy too?
The thyroid gland is in charge of PLENTY.
First, it produces hormones that keep your metabolism in tip-top shape (hence weight gain if it’s not working).
It also regulates heart and digestive function, muscle control, brain development, mood, and bone maintenance—PHEW that’s one busy gland!
Plus, there is also a brain-thyroid loop! So if you have low moods too, you need to get your thyroid properly tested.
Unfortunately, most conventional docs just test for T3/T4 in standard blood tests, and when the test results come back as normal, your symptoms are oftentimes dismissed as “just in your head”.
But you can’t argue with thinning hair – just one of the many signs that your thyroid may not be functioning at 💯%!
Other symptoms include fatigue, increased sensitivity to cold, constipation, dry skin, weight gain, puffy face, hoarseness, and muscle weakness.
So if you have any of these symptoms, or just don’t feel like yourself, see a qualified practitioner that’s specializing in thyroid issues. That’s a big part of our practice.
Here’s the good news though: You can not only restore a full and healthy head of hair, but you can also get rid of other “slow thyroid” symptoms.
If you’re interested in learning more about how we help our patients overcome thyroid issues using functional medicine, then sign up for a free discovery call to chat with someone from our team or call (720) 776-9097…
To your health,
Dr. Wanda Bedinghaus, MD, IFMCP