Suffering from thyroid imbalances? These lifestyle and diet tips may help

Having battled with hypothyroidism for the last 15 years since giving birth to my son, I have deep empathy for anyone suffering from this hormone-related disorder. Like diabetes, this one too is a silent killer that can hamper your lifestyle even in its mildest form, causing fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, mood swings, irregular periods and dry skin, among other issues. In its severest form, if left untreated, it can lead to myxoedema, a life-threatening condition that can lead to a loss of consciousness, or even coma. “The thyroid gland is our master gland for metabolism. When it is not producing enough thyroid hormones like in the case of hypothyroidism, everything slows down, leading to these symptoms,” explains naturopath Dr Meghna Thacker, whose bestselling book Seven Steps To Heal Your Thyroid focuses on helping hypothyroid patients increase energy levels, improve moods and rev up weight loss. Among the many causes that lead to these imbalances, our environment exposure also plays a huge role on our thyroid health. Read more here >>>

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