Your thyroid is a small gland that sit below your adam’s apple. It is responsible for many things in your body, including metabolism, mood and general overall health.
Your thyroid is very sensitive to stress and has a close (and dependant) relationship with your stress glands, the Adrenals.
Sometimes with prolonged stress, your thyroid can become underactive. The classic symptoms of this are fatigue, very low energy levels and motivation, dry skin, you will notice the cold more, you will probably feel depressed to some degree and you may gain weight.
If your thyroid becomes over active, you will experience life at a fast pace! Everything speeds up, including metabolism, so you lose weight, you will need little sleep, your heart might skip along very quickly and you can feel anxious.
An underactive thyroid is much more common and can be the first signs of an auto-immune condition called Hashimoto’s Disease.
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