Do caffeine and energy drinks fuel your waking hours?
THE WOODLANDS, TX -- For a person with Hashimoto's hypothyroidism, you might be setting yourself up for a crash of epic proportions; protecting your adrenal health is vital to managing your thyroid condition.
Many people today suffer from adrenal fatigue, a condition in which the body's adrenal glands do not make sufficient hormones in response to stressors. For Type A's with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism who are prone to impatience, aggression, ambition, and competitiveness, you may be moving too fast to even realize you suffer from adrenal fatigue.
Common symptoms of adrenal fatigue include:
- Feeling exhausted often
- Feeling overwhelmed and constantly stressed out
- Craving sweets, salty foods, caffeine, or nicotine
- Crashing around 3 or 4 PM
- Having more energy in the evening
- Poor sleep patterns
- Difficulty waking in the morning
- Frequently sick
- Plagued by allergies
- Hormonal imbalances
- Lightheadedness or blacking out when standing up
- Becoming shaky, lightheaded, or irritable when going too long without food.
Sure, Type A's can push through adrenal fatigue, but that doesn't change the fact that it is depleting your immune system, hormone function, and brain health. Adrenal fatigue exacerbates Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and any major stressor can cause an epic crash in your body's overall function.
If you need help managing your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism or chronic fatigue, give our office a call.