Constant fatigue and tiredness are common symptoms of hypothyroidism when your thyroid hormones are not in balance which makes you less energetic and unable to take on the day with the stresses that come along. Fortunately revitalizing your energy is doable with a few easy tips in addition to taking your meds.
If your hypothyroidism is being treated yet you still feel like you need some extra energy boost, try the following tips to overcome hypothyroidism fatigue naturally.
1- Take Multivitamin Supplements.
Eating a balanced diet is essential, but even the healthiest diets could still be lacking on some important nutrients, therefore taking multivitamins can help restore the normal levels of any nutrients you may be deficient in and in result improve your bodily functions and your energy levels. However additional supplements may vary for one case to the other depending on the eating pattern and health statues so testing could be important to determine your deficiencies.
Adding omega-3 supplements can also help in boosting physical and mental function.
2- Make Sleep A Priority.
Lacking sleep can add to the fatigue you feel during the day as a hypothyroidism patient. So aim to seize 8 to 9 hours sleep per night and make sure your sleep is not interrupted often or uncomfortable. If you feel like you need a nap during the daytime and you have the time to take it, then go ahead and nap. The sleep will help your body to heal itself and allow you to have more energy while awake.
3- Keep Your Blood Sugar Levels In Balance.
Normal blood sugar levels depend on proper function of the thyroid gland and proper thyroid function depend on normal blood sugar levels.
When you eat lots of foods with a high glycemic index, your pancreas secrates insulin to store the blood glucose in cells to be used later on as energy. When you keep eating high glycemic foods, your pancreas keep producing insulin but the cells become resistant to that insulin so they don’t respond and store the glucose in the cells, in return the pancreas produces even more insulin in an effort to get the cells to store the glucose. Eventually the cells become insulin resistant.
Studies showed that the more insulin surges which is common in insulin resistance the more the thyroid gland become susceptible to inflammation which makes it produce less hormones essential for proper metabolic function.
Not only high blood sugar can cause or worsen hypothyroidism but also low blood sugar can be as dangerous so it is important to maintain your blood sugar levels always in check.
4- Stay Hydrated.
The body requires a proper amount of fluids to stay hydrated and function properly. Even the slightest levels of dehydration can impact energy levels. Water also helps to build stamina and fight muscles fatigue. Aim to drink 3 liters of pure water, fruit juices or milk and try to cut down on caffeinated beverages and alcohol as they can make your body expel more fluids.