It’s important to gauge how you feel, and pay careful attention to your diet, lifestyle and paying attention to things such as Chemical exposure if you have neuropathy or fibromyalgia.
You won’t know for sure unless it’s carefully looked at. Your thyroid is often referred to as your bodies master control. And to an extent it is!
Your thyroid influences so many different aspects of your health.
In the clinic we find undiagnosed thyroid diseases is rampant. Endocrinology experts think there are environmental and dietary factors at work here! I agree.
Most common is an under functioning thyroid or hypothyroidism. The signs of this can include widespread aches and pains, hair loss, cold sensitivity and dry skin. We find very commonly these patients are depressed, and sometimes profoundly fatigued. Sleep disturbance is also common.
On clinical examination we will often observe abnormalities in the patient’s neurologic examination, specifically the reflexes and also note specific changes in the patient’s skin texture and temperature. Unfortunately, borderline thyroid disease is “blown off” or under diagnosed. We now live in an age where healthcare payers oftentimes dictate which tests your doctor can order.
So many times we find patients with indications for borderline thyroid disease have NOT undergone the battery of tests we commonly recommend.
Once diagnosed, the treatment of thyroid disease can be straightforward. But follow up and review testing is necessary.
It’s also very important to gauge how you feel, and pay careful attention to your diet, lifestyle and paying attention to things such as Chemical exposure.
This is because everybody’s different but there are often some common nutritional, environmental and dietary factors at work.
All we can hope to do in this article is to stimulate your knowledge. If you suspect you may have our disease you need to question your healthcare providers. Find out, what has been done and what has not been done. You may also need to step outside your current healthcare system and seek additional care.
That’s what we do, that’s why we are here. Either in person or via telemedicine consultation, you’re more than welcome to consult with one of our clinicians regarding your neuropathy, fibromyalgia or other chronic pain condition and find it if there may be a connection with your thyroid.
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