Synopses & Reviews
AT LEAST 10% OF THE POPULATION SUFFER FROM SYMPTOMS CAUSED BY AN UNDERACTIVE THYROID (MILD HYPOTHYROIDISM). COULD YOU BE ONE OF THEM?
Most common in women over 40 – although many men do develop thyroid problems – it can cause symptoms which include weight gain, muscle pain, fatigue and hair loss.
Many people with an underactive thyroid gland comment that they 'wake up some time after their eyes are open'. The thyroid is your metabolic clock and when the gland is inefficient, your metabolism does not usually recover from sleep until around midday.
Difficult to diagnose with the standard blood tests, sufferers are all too often told by their doctors that their problem is 'nerves' or 'depression'. Martin Budd explains:
• How to tell if mild hypothyroidism is your problem
• how the symptom picture will vary from person to person
• taking your temperature – a valuable self-diagnostic test
• thyroid hormone treatments and animal thyroid extract
• your diet and helpful nutritional supplements
Martin Budd N.D., D.O. is an experienced Naturopathic Consultant who specialises in blood sugar disorders and thyroid conditions.
Why Am I So Tired? offers an essential guide to discovering whether an underactive thyroid is at the root of your health problems.
This is a guide to discovering whether an underactive thyroid is at the root of health problems, with a questionnaire, case studies and question-and-answer format. It includes: what the thyroid is and how it functions; what happens when it is underactive; and simple self-diagnosis.
A guide to discovering whether an underactive thyroid is at the root of your health problems with an easy-to-follow questionnaire as well as case studies and a clear, question-and-answer format. 5 illus.