It’s easy to get thyroid and adrenal symptoms confused… But when you collate them, you can get a really clear picture of the internal landscape of your body and begin to focus on what’s truly going on.
If you haven’t worked it out by now, I’m going to spell it out. Your hormones are interconnected like a really complex domino display – flick one over and they can either all follow the right path, or if there’s one slightly out of place, it’s potentially an avalanche.
In this week’s podcast, we spoke about hormone testing, but the truth is – signs and symptoms are often your best guide. They’re never wrong and won’t lead you on a bum steer. So, it’s important to look at exactly what your body is telling you, each and every day.
The list below summarises some of the common symptoms related to the thyroid and the adrenals.
Thyroid and adrenal symptoms
|Depression ongoing||Depression sometimes|
|Frequent hair loss||Sometimes hair loss|
|Puffy eyes||Sunken eyes|
|Fluid retention||No fluid issues|
|Sore joints and muscles||Headaches & migraines|
|Stable blood pressure||Elevated blood pressure|
|Commonly Type B||Commonly Type A|
|Constantly tired||Wakes 2 – 4am|
There are many more symptoms that relate to both the thyroid and adrenals, which commonly get mixed up.
You can, of course, have both but you’ll typically find that there is one that is more dominant.
I’ve shared about the OAT (ovary – adrenal – thyroid) axis here before. It’s important to take your symptoms and step deeper in to find even more clues. The OAT triangle loves to be in balance. Just like the dominoes, any change in one will affect the next.
The root cause of any disruption is always STRESS.
So how’s this for fun:
- if the ovaries are weak, it can affect the adrenals, weaken the thyroid and result in adrenal fatigue and hypothyroid
- imbalanced adrenals worsen hypothyroid and contribute to oestrogen dominance
- hypothyroid worsens adrenal weakness and affects ovary function.
Now that I’ve fried your brain in just 400 words, let’s get this sorted for you.
If you’re struggling with your thyroid, there is so much you can do to take back control. What’s more, not only may we get confused between the thyroid and the adrenals, thyroid issues can mimic early menopause. This may be because, under stress, the adrenals can become tired, shifting your body into conservation mode OR it may be because of the imbalance of your thyroid hormones causing symptoms like hot flashes, fluid retention, poor sleep and fatigue.
Whatever your symptoms, I’ve got you covered.
Debunking Your Thyroid Masterclass has your back, AND in just a few short hours will help you show your thyroid who’s boss once again.
In this masterclass, we go through why your thyroid and adrenals are misbehaving, how to read your test results (no you aren’t going crazy) and a plan of action to lead your body back to happier days. We talk about your adrenals too!
You’ll get access to the masterclass videos, course notes, a copy of my book, and access to the private Facebook community to really support your health and quickly move things in the right direction.