Do you need to think about your thyroid health more as you move into your 40s and 50s?
In short, yes!
Research shows that hypothyroidism tends to be more common in women over 40, as thyroid hormone production gradually decreases as we get older.
For women in their late 40s and 50s, it’s worth noting that symptoms of menopause are similar to hypothyroid symptoms, so you might be doing everything you can to manage your menopause and still find that you continue to suffer from dry skin, weight gain, lethargy, dry hair, constipation, low mood, reduced concentration and poor memory.
Does this sound like you?
I would encourage you to get your thyroid hormones (TSH / T3 / T4) checked as part of your annual check up and even sooner, if this is something that’s troubling you right now.
Do you have questions about your thyroid? Book in a 30 minute Hormone Health Review with me!