One day you are living life to the fullest. Then, before you know it, doing even the smallest tasks can seem overwhelming. Things such as getting out of bed, brushing your teeth, or showing up for work just do not seem to make it onto your priority list anymore. Social engagements, old hobbies – forget about them, too.
What in the world has happened to the old you? Thanks to depression, you just aren’t, well, yourself anymore.
Maybe your doctor has referred you to a mental health professional. Maybe your family doctor has decided to treat you with prescription antidepressants. Maybe you have not even seen a doctor and you are just waiting for your life to turn around. Whatever your situation, you are not alone.
Depression is a mental health disorder that has negative impacts on your body. It can affect the way you think, the way you act, and the way you feel. In fact, depression can be disruptive of all areas in your life, leaving you feeling even worse as time passes.
Some common signs of depression are:
Your thyroid is a tiny gland located in the front of your neck. This small, butterfly-shaped organ regulates many processes throughout the body. It keeps everything running smoothly by producing thyroid hormones. It is when your thyroid slows down on its hormone production that we can see reactions in the body, including depression. This condition, known as hypothyroidism, is very common. Some frequent symptoms often associated with it are:
Hypothyroidism can make it hard to make it through the day without finding a complaint in some ailment. Life becomes more difficult, frustrating, and painful the longer the thyroid condition goes undiagnosed.
Take a moment to look at the above symptoms of depression and those of hypothyroidism. See the similarities? If you walk into your family doctor’s office with a list of these symptoms, the doctor may tell you that you are struggling with a bout of depression. And, for good reason – you have all the symptoms.
There are other medical conditions that can mimic these depression symptoms and – if they are treated properly – the symptoms will dissipate. Unfortunately, many times these get overlooked. The patient is treated for depression, either with antidepressants, therapy, or a combination of the two.
Without focusing on the root of the cause, the underlying medical condition can be overlooked and can be left to get worse with time. This is why it is so important to never give up on sharing your symptoms – and demand a deeper look into your health. After all, you know your body best.
Yes! It is absolutely possible to improve your depression by improving your thyroid function. If your symptoms are stemming from a thyroid condition, then once your system is balanced, your symptoms will typically decrease steadily. Improving your thyroid function involves some care and attention from you. Your thyroid needs the appropriate vitamins and minerals to flow through – and it needs to remove the toxins. It is possible to do this in a natural, healthy way, leaving you feeling like yourself again.
First and foremost, you will need to have some lab work done to determine if your depression is resulting from an underlying issue. Failing to do this thorough testing can leave you with more serious health concerns in the future.Your life is too precious to leave to chance. Let us show you how to heal yourself and find your enjoyment of life again.
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