• Jennifer Macias

Hypothyroidism. Control your symptoms! Control your life!

Did you know women are 8x more likely than men to have thyroid problems? One in eight will develop a thyroid disorder during her lifetime. Undiagnosed thyroid disease may put patients at risk for certain serious conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and even infertility.

If you think you may have thyroid issues, or are experiencing any of the symptoms below, please consult your doctor for tests & diagnosis. If you are unable to see a doctor please visit: to purchase your At-Home Thyroid Test Kit.

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Most Common Symptoms


One of the most common symptoms of hypothyroidism is feeling worn out. Thyroid hormone controls energy balance in your body, and strongly influences the sense of always being tired.

Those my Hyperthyroid, with high levels of thyroid hormone; tend to feel nervous and jittery. Versus hypothyroid, where you are low in thyroid hormone and feel exhausted and sluggish.


Usually those with hypothyroid, are moving less due to lack of energy and feeling fatigue. When thyroid levels are low, metabolism switches modes. Instead of burning calories during rest and activity, your basal metabolic rate (the rate your body burns calories at rest) drastically decreases. So with hypothyroid, your body tends to store more calories from the diet as fat.


Heat is a byproduct of burning calories. In cases with hypothyroidism, and by having a decreased basal metabolic rate, you also are reducing the amount of heat you generate.


Low thyroid hormone changes the metabolic switch toward catabolism, which is when the body breaks down tissues like muscle and uses it for energy. During catabolism, muscle strength decreases, which leads to the feeling of weakness.


Like most cells, hair follicles are regulated by thyroid hormone. Having low thyroid hormone causes hair follicles to stop regenerating.

6. FEELING DOWN OR DEPRESSED Hypothyroidism is linked to depression. Although the reasons are unclear, they believe it is a mental symptom linked to an overall decrease in energy and health. 64% of women with hypothyroidism report feelings of depression.

Other symptoms include:

  • Constipation

  • Dry skin

  • Puffy face

  • Hoarseness

  • Elevated blood cholesterol level

  • Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness

  • Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints

  • Heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods

  • Slowed heart rate

  • Depression Impaired memory Enlarged thyroid gland (goiter)

With proper doctor care, doctor prescribed medicine, proper nutrition and exercise; you can have your life back! You can have energy, you can lose weight, you can feel positive again. I am living proof. I have been right where you are at. I have felt discouraged, I have felt helpless, but I decided to start a journey of health. I have come so far, and you can too!

With the right nutrition & timing of nutrition you will regain your energy. Weight-training builds muscle, which naturally increases your basal metabolic rate. Taking thyroid supported vitamins & minerals.

I am here for you, and I am excited to help you. To go alongside you in this journey, to find the best you!

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