Let’s talk Hypothyroidism and the connection to cholesterol
The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ located in the base of your neck. It releases hormones that control metabolism & energy. Thyroid’s hormones (T3,T4) regulate important bodily functions, including:
- Heart rate
- Body weight
- Muscle strength
- Menstrual cycle
- Body temperature
- Cholesterol levels
- Skin (dryness or moist)
- And much more!
Did you know that if your thyroid isn’t functioning well enough usually TSH will be elevated, and even if within the ‘normal blood test ranges’ but is on the high range, it’ll still be considered a sub-clinical hypothyroidism, esp if dealing with most of the symptoms for that: (Fatigue, weight gain, low libido/low T, mood swings, dryer skin, constipation, slow heart rate, brain fog, muscle and joint pains etc)
Now, when cholesterol levels go up, but diet and exercise remain good, it is important to look at #thyroid.
Often times, Doctors would want to prescribe statins for cholesterol (which can damage the heart, cause muscle weakness, and have pretty evil side effects), instead of looking more carefully at patient’s symptoms and thyroid levels.
So if your cholesterol levels go up, and you have a relatively high TSH (even if in range)
Please consider looking more closely at your thyroid, not cholesterol. The better functioning your thyroid, the better & lower cholesterol levels will be.
PS. Cholesterol isn’t your enemy! It’s important for making hormones and energy in the body!
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