Living With Hypothyroidism

Thursday, November 27th 2012

You Are In Control

Learning to cope with thyroid disease is much more than taking a pill every day. it becomes your life and living with hypothyroidism isn't always a bad thing, nor is it the end of the world. You may continue to suffer with symptoms of hypothyroidism even while under a doctor's care, but that okay and with persistence and proper treatment though, you can manage your disease and lessen its impact on your daily life.
Support is an essential part of getting well and staying well. You can find others who sympathize and understand your symptoms, you will discover that you are not the only one struggling to get well, and learn important information and ideas from others who are moving forward successfully on the path to wellness.

How To Improve Your Health

Protein Intake

Enough protein in your diet is extremely important with having hypothyroidism. Not having enough protein in your diet could cause suppression to your thyroid gland and tends to stress the body. Hypothyroidism can cause numerous health problems, from hair loss and unexplained weight gain, to cardiovascular disease and depression. Your daily protein intake should be 70-100g. You can start off in the morning with 20 g of protein for breakfast. Soy protein may not be best for you. It contains isoflavones, which are organic compounds that can affect your hormone regulation. Large amounts of soy protein should be avoided as much as possible, especially if you have a condition that suppresses your thyroid function. You should avoid high fat sources if you amp up your daily protein intake, stick to the lean protein to avoid increasing your risk of higher cholesterol levels. Although vegetables are good source for protein intake you should talk with your doctor about the levels of that are acceptable for you to eat. Vegetables such as spinach, mustard greens, broccoli, kale and brussels sprouts may interfere with your thyroid functions.

Step into Healthy life with Exercise

People living with hypothyroidism can also feel fresh, energetic and ready to begin their day to accomplish every day task. Regular exercise can help them maintain their weight, and reduce fatigue, and sluggishness. Exercise can work against hypothyroidism symptoms such as weight gain, depression, muscle loss, boosts mood and low energy levels. Exercise raises your metabolism and increase muscle mass and helping burn more calories. Regular aerobics exercise can boost levels of T4 and T3, which helps people who have low levels of hormones.
Some experts believe aerobic exercise is the best type for hypothyroidism. The other recommended exercises are rowing, swimming, walking, cycling, hiking and dancing. This exercise s strengthens your heart and lungs, which allows calories to be burn. At least thirty minute sessions four to five days a week are suggested to a Hypothyroid Patients. Mary Shomon, thyroid advocate and author of "Living Well with Hypothyroidism," says that aerobic exercise is a natural mood elevator and antidepressant that can help the depression that often accompanies an under-functioning thyroid.
It is very important to consult with your doctor before getting started any exercise, but light exercises are strongly recommended for hypothyroidism patients by doctors. Exercise helps you to fight against hypothyroidism, so get started and step into healthy life.