Not only can stress wreak havoc on your daily life, it can adversely affect the function of your thyroid too. When stress attacks your thyroid, fertility can be compromised. Your thyroid works in tandem with the adrenal glands. Stress increases the amount of cortisol released by the adrenal glands and bodily functions are enhanced. The autoimmune disorder known as Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis – subclinical hypothyroidism – occurs when the body attacks the thyroid gland and causes it to be underactive.
Hypothyroidism & Stress
Stress – alone – doesn’t cause hypothyroidism, but it can make the condition worse. High and prolonged stress will slow your body’s metabolism. Similar to the way weight gain is linked to stress.
Stress Relief Tools
Making some simple changes to your daily lifestyle can help to reduce your stress level and improve your thyroid health.
- Good Nutrition
- Vitamin Supplementation – talk to your doctor
- Quality Sleep
Hypothyroidism Treatment Expertise
Dr. Hugh Melnick – founder of Advanced Fertility Services in NYC – has decades of research and clinical experience in diagnosing and treating hypothyroidism. Read the Doctor’s contribution to the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology about subclinical hypothyroidism and its effect on a woman’s fertility.
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