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Dealing With Hypothyroidism – when the reality sets in

Dealing With Hypothyroidism
At first you feel relieved; your diagnosis is something that is manageable and treatable. But then the reality sets in...

So you just got diagnosed with hypothyroidism. At first you feel relieved; your diagnosis is something that is manageable and treatable. But then the reality sets in…you realize that this is something that is not going away…something you have to deal with on a daily basis. Well, there are several things you can do to lead a full and active life while keeping your symptoms under control.

Hypothyroidism is the condition of having an underactive thyroid. Symptoms of hypothyroidism include depression, lethargy, frequent and heavy periods, weight gain, aches and pains, fatigue and more. However, by leading a happy and healthy lifestyle, you can overcome the symptoms of hypothyroidism.

Hypothyroidism can cause you to withdraw because you are feeling depressed and lethargic. However, a day out with friends can be just what you need to boost your mood and get your mind off your symptoms.

Try Therapy: Talking to a therapist is a great way to deal with depression and some of the other emotions you may feel when dealing with hypothyroidism. Getting your feelings out there is always better than holding them in.

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Stress can make the symptoms of a chronic illness like hypothyroidism worse.

Avoid Stress: Stress can make the symptoms of a chronic illness like hypothyroidism worse. You can avoid stress by taking time out to engage in activities you enjoy. These can include relaxing in the bathtub, watching a movie or going for a walk. Also, try not to overload yourself by taking on too much.

Eat Well: Eating a healthy diet can also help you deal with hypothyroidism. To try and avoid symptoms like weight gain, eat foods that are low in fat like fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

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Do your best to regulate your sleep schedule, going to sleep and waking up at the same time each day.

Get Plenty of Sleep: Insomnia and fatigue are both symptoms of hypothyroidism. Do your best to regulate your sleep schedule, going to sleep and waking up at the same time each day. Try to wind down an hour before bedtime by listening to soft music or reading.

Exercise Regularly: Exercising is a great way to get your endorphins going, combatting depression. It will help you boost your metabolism and keep your weight down. Regular exercise can also contribute to a better night’s sleep.

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Go For A Massage: A massage can help you relax, improve your mood and help with those aches and pains. Also, try to check out Massage of your Thyroid with essential oils, full article HERE.

Maintain Your Social Calendar: Hypothyroidism can cause you to withdraw because you are feeling depressed and lethargic. However, a day out with friends can be just what you need to boost your mood and get your mind off your symptoms.

Hypothyroidism is hard to deal with, but it’s completely manageable. It’s important not to let your symptoms get you down and to continue to do your best to lead a happy and healthy lifestyle. Medications are also available that can help you to manage your condition. Hypothyroidism doesn’t have to mean the end of your happy life…it can be a new beginning.

 

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