Why Am I So Tired All The Time?

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Why Am I So Tired All The Time

Why am I so tired all the time?

As a mom, you want to be the best parent you can be to your kids.  Yet, more and more, you might be asking yourself, “why am I so tired all the time?” If so, then you may be able to relate to the following:

• Are you finding it exhausting to take care of your children?
• Is it all you can do to get up and drive them to school, and do you need a nap when you get home?
• Is it overwhelming to think of doing any housework?
• Are you falling asleep at stoplights or at the kitchen table?

You give all you have to your family, but if you are struggling to make it through the day because you have no energy, please know that you are not alone and there is a natural solution.

Fatigue is a Common Symptom of Hypothyroidism

One of the most debilitating symptoms of hypothyroidism, or low thyroid function, is extreme fatigue. You wake up tired. You drag yourself through the day tired. You go to bed tired. And the next morning the cycle begins again. This lack of energy can severely affect your quality of life and your ability to be the best mom, wife and friend that you want to be.

3 Root Causes of Low Energy

Contrary to popular belief, it’s not normal to feel that tired just because you are getting older and have children. You should have energy and feel your best as you march through your life. It is important to get to the root cause of low energy, which includes:

1. Hormone Deficiency/Imbalance:

  • Hypothyroidism
    Hypothyroidism is a condition in which a) your thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones, or b) your thyroid gland is making enough thyroid hormones, but those hormones are not properly used at the cellular level (called type 2 hypothyroidism), or c) your body makes antibodies to your thyroid gland, called Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. With hypothyroidism, your metabolism slows down and you don’t have the energy you need to function well, and the resulting fatigue is a very common symptom. Research shows that hypothyroidism is associated with fatigue. (1)
  • Adrenal Fatigue
    Adrenal fatigue occurs when the adrenal glands cannot produce enough cortisol to meet the demands of your body. Your adrenal glands are worn out, so you feel increasingly fatigued – the number one symptom of adrenal fatigue. Research demonstrates that low cortisol levels can cause fatigue. (2)

2. Nutritional deficiencies:  The American diet is sorely lacking in adequate nutrition, leading to a host of nutrient deficiencies which deplete energy.

3. Environmental toxicity: Detoxifying the body of environmental hormone disruptors, such as pesticides and plastics, is critical.

Take our symptom checker quiz today to find out if hormonal imbalance could be the cause of your fatigue. It’s time to get your energy back!

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Research
1. Experiences of Fatigue and Depression Before and After Low-Dose 1-Thyroxine Supplementation in Essentially Euthyroid Individuals
2. The Associations Between Basal Salivary Cortisol and Illness Symptomatology in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

 

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  1. Nancy Francis

    THANK YOU so much for your online information. It is helping me speak up to my Doctor so I can have more energy and hopefully stop gaining weight. I have just switched to a T3 thyroid supplement and if that does not work, I will see about the hormones. I also add D3 with K2 and that helped me feel better immediately.

    Thank you , thank you THANK YOU

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