Fatigue is Commonly Caused by Hormone Decline and Hypothyroidism

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Do you feel like you’re always running on empty? Even when you get a good night’s sleep, are you still tired all day long? Is it affecting your ability to be productive at work? Does it affect your home life? Most people assume feeling tired is just a part of getting older and accept that they will just have to live with it, however that is not the case.  Dr. Hotze discusses hormone-related causes of fatigue, and what you can do to get your energy back.

Video Highlights:

0:53 What causes fatigue? Well, this is a common problem caused by the inevitable decline of hormones as women march through their menstrual life. The decline and imbalance between the two female hormones, estrogen and progesterone, adversely affects women’s ability to properly utilize thyroid hormones.

1:50:  If the mitochondria, if your power plants within your cells, produce low amounts of energy because you’re not getting enough thyroid into your cells, then you feel tired and you have a host of symptoms.

2:01: Symptoms of Low Thyroid Function

  • difficulty with weight
  • cold body temperature
  • don’t think clearly
  • poor sleep habits
  • moods may be depressed
  • panic attacks or swings in your moods
  • joint and muscle aches and pains
  • constipation or maybe irritable bowel syndrome
  • puffy and pale

3:07: As you age, your progesterone levels are going to fall. It can happen after the first child, but it usually occurs in midlife at about age 35.

3:45: What’s the solution to this? The solution is a therapeutic trial of thyroid. I believe that any individual who has the symptoms of low thyroid deserves a therapeutic trial of natural desiccated thyroid.

Video Transcript 

Fatigue is Commonly Caused by Hormone Decline and HypothyroidismDo you have a problem with fatigue and loss of energy? Hello. I’m Dr. Steve Hotze. You can subscribe to our YouTube page or you can find us on Facebook at Hotze Health. I believe that you need a health coach that will coach you onto a path of health and wellness naturally so you enjoy a better quality of life as you mature without having to resort to pharmaceutical drugs.

The most common symptom we see in women who come to the Hotze Health & Wellness Center is that they are fatigued. They’re tired. They sleep and they never feel rested. They slug it out during the week so they can sleep all weekend.

What causes fatigue?

Well, this is a common problem caused by the inevitable decline of hormones as women march through their menstrual life. The decline and imbalance between the two female hormones, estrogen and progesterone, adversely affects women’s ability to properly utilize thyroid hormones.

Now the thyroid hormone comes from the thyroid gland in the neck. It’s secreted in the blood and it doesn’t do anything in the blood. It does not matter how much you have in the blood, you’ve got to get the thyroid hormone into your cells. Most of the thyroid hormone made by the thyroid gland is inactive. It’s a pro-hormone. It has to enter the cells and in the cells, it’s converted to the active thyroid hormone, that then causes the power plants in your cells, called mitochondria, to produce energy. When you activate those mitochondria and they produce optimal amounts of energy, you’re going to feel healthy and well.

Symptoms of Low Thyroid Function

If the mitochondria, if your power plants within your cells, produce low amounts of energy because you’re not getting enough thyroid into your cells, then you feel tired and you have a host of symptoms:

  • difficulty with weight
  • cold body temperature
  • don’t think clearly
  • poor sleep habits
  • moods may be depressed
  • panic attacks
  • swings in your moods
  • joint and muscle aches and pains
  • constipation
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • puffy and pale

If you’re still menstruating, oftentimes the menstrual cycles begin to change as the hormones get imbalanced, so the periods may become heavier and heavier. You may get:

  • intermenstrual bleeding
  • fibroid and tumors

Some doctor wants to tell you that you have got to have a hysterectomy to solve your problems. Well, the problem that occurs that causes women to feel this way is inevitably the decline in the female hormones.

By the way, let me mention to you the signs that I didn’t mention:

  • Your hair may be falling out.
  • You get an enlarged tongue.
  • You get ridging of your fingernails.
  • You get recurrent and chronic infections.

These are all symptoms of a low thyroid state which is caused by the imbalance between natural estrogen your body makes and progesterone.

How Progesterone Deficiency and Estrogen Dominance Affect Thyroid Function

As you age, your progesterone levels are going to fall. It can happen after the first child, but it usually occurs in midlife at about age 35. Estrogen becomes the dominating hormone, and when you have too much estrogen compared to progesterone, you have a situation that’s called estrogen dominance or progesterone deficiency. That causes your body, your liver, to make a protein called thyroid binding globulin, which binds up thyroid hormone so you can’t properly assimilate into your cells. You don’t get enough thyroid hormone to activate your cells to produce energy and so you run at a low energy level.

Natural Solution

What’s the solution to this? The solution is a therapeutic trial of thyroid. I believe that any individual who has the symptoms of low thyroid deserves a therapeutic trial of natural desiccated thyroid. Not the synthetic thyroid, but natural desiccated thyroid. That is much more reasonable than to put an individual on antidepressants, anti-anxiety medication, sleep medication, anti-inflammatories and a host of other drugs that the doctors will give you to mask your symptoms.

You’ve got to get a diagnosis and you’ve got to ask yourself, “What’s causing these symptoms that I have?” Invariably, the cause of these symptoms is a low thyroid state within your cells and that can be easily corrected using a therapeutic trial of natural thyroid to see if you improve. It can make a huge difference in your life.

Do you have symptoms of hypothyroidism?

I’m Dr. Steve Hotze. If you’re interested in this, be sure to go to Hotze Health & Wellness Center website, HotzeHWC.com and take our symptom checker and see how you rate on that. If we can help you, and I know we can, coach you a path to health and wellness, then don’t hesitate to give us a call at 281-698-8698. Thank you.

 

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