Are you curious about the connection between your thyroid and your menstrual cycle? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Your thyroid is a small but mighty gland located at the base of your neck that plays a huge role in our overall health, cycle wellness, and so much more. In this blog post, we’re chatting all about the impact of an underactive or overactive thyroid can have on our menstruation and fertility and how we can support thyroid health with the power of nutrition.
Your thyroid is a gland that sits at the base of the front of your neck and its functions has a direct impact on your cycle wellness, overall health, and sex drive.
When we’re dealing with an underactive thyroid (hypothyroid) it can cause absent/ irregular menstruations or very heavy menstruation as well as a decrease in fertility. Other symptoms of an hypothyroidism are:
Whereas, when we’re dealing with an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroid) it can cause missing periods and a decrease in fertility. Other symptoms of an hyperthyroidism are:
The hormones produced by our thyroids manage energy and metabolism and play a role in digestion, weight, mood, hair health, and libido – just to name a few. In fact, some research has shown that 46% of women with a thyroid disorder also experience sexual dysfunction.
One way that we can support our thyroid health is through eating specific foods that are high in things like iodine, zinc, and fats such as:
Do you eat any of these foods regularly? Tell me in the comments!
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LET’S HAVE HEALTHY, HAPPY HORMONES! 👑🔥💫💖
Calee Shea is a Holistic Health Practioner based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is your go-to gal for all things periods, vaginal health, and sex.