Menopause can “tip the scale” toward hypothyroidism…
You may have lived your entire life without realizing you are vulnerable to thyroid imbalances. Ideally, the body can smooth out these major transitions women experience but there are many factors that can trigger thyroid imbalances in women, including stress, nutrition, and hormonal changes.
This autoimmunity develops more easily with ageing, in which your own cells attack the thyroid gland. Pre-menopausal levels of estrogen help our immune system to ‘tolerate’ our own cells, and a decline in estrogen makes this less efficient.
In menopause, our bodies naturally produce fewer reproductive hormones because we have less need for them during the second half of our lives. This is normal! The transition for many women can be a smooth one, especially with healthy adrenal gland functioning but for other women, especially those who have experienced continued stress in the years leading up to menopause, this change of life can bring with it uncomfortable symptoms:
- low energy
- fuzzy thinking
- worsening memory
- lower sex drive
- hair loss
- weight gain.
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