muscle weakness

Thyroid Conditions Can Cause Muscle Weakness

A common issue with thyroid disease is that many symptoms are considered part of the aging process. These symptoms include brain fog or memory loss, unexplained weight gain, and muscle weakness. However, stiffness in the joints, muscle weakness or body pain can be a symptom of thyroid disease. The thyroid is a gland in the neck
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depression

Depression Could Start In The Neck

We all have a butterfly shaped gland in the back of our necks called the thyroid. The thyroid produces hormones that control different functions in the body. If these hormone levels are too high or too low, it affects the entire system, including our moods. The Mayo Clinic states that “thyroid disease can affect your mood —
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brain fog

Blame Hypothyroidism for Brain Fog

It is normal for adults to forget some details like someone’s name after meeting them. But do you notice that you are misplacing things, forgetting appointments or continually forgetting names or words? If so, it could indicate that there’s something else going on. Cognitive issues such as lack of mental clarity (or brain fog) is
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Gaining Weight and Not Sure Why?

Have you noticed a difference in your weight recently without a change in lifestyle? Are you experiencing mild, unexplained weight gain (5-20 lbs) or struggling to lose weight? If so, it could be because you have hypothyroidism or a mild case of it. According to The American Thyroid Association, about 2-3 % of Americans have
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Hypothyroidism on the rise

Hypothyroidism On The Rise

As our world changes, we are finding that some diseases such as low thyroid, or hypothyroidism, are on the rise. Dr. Laura Deleruyelle holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Case Western Reserve University. She says that “hypothyroidism rates have skyrocketed since the US started spraying pesticides and insecticides on our soil. That has
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