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Headache and Hypothyroidism

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 8, 2016 5:00:00 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim & Winter Ninivaggi


Headache disorders linked to hypothyroidism

 Headache disorders may be linked to an increased risk for new onset hypothyroidism, according to a longitudinal retrospective cohort study involving more than 8,400 individuals.

Participants received physical examinations and thyroid function testing every 3 years over 20 years. Headache disorder was determined via self-report, use of headache medication, or physician diagnosis. Investigators looked for new onset hypothyroidism. Among the results, headache was seen in one fourth of patients, 7% had new onset hypothyroidism and those with headache disorders were 21% more likely to develop new onset hypothyroidism.

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Your thyroid health is our business.  We find out what caused your thyroid condition and we work hard to reverse it. Full Thyroid testing in CT. and we can work with your doctor in other states to recommend thyroid panels.

Your thyroid is an important organ that is responsible for producing hormones for energy, it regulates your temperature and keeps your brain, heart and muscles and all other organs functioning well.  An underactive or hypothyroid causes serious health concerns.  

If you're hypothyroid you can experience:

  • fatigue
  • difficulty concentrating
  • feeling cold
  • headaches
  • muscle and joint pain
  • weight gain even though you are not eating more calories
  • constipation
  • dry skin
  • coarse hair and hair loss
  • hoarse voice
  • depression
  • menstrual irregularities
  • milky discharge from the breast  

At Second Nature CT, we run full thyroid panels so you won't fall through the cracks.  We even check your receptor status.  We offer the best medicines to support your thyroid while we are healing your thyroid.

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Isadora Guggenheim, ND, RN, MS, CNS LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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