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Help to manage Hashimoto's disease during Winter

managing hashimotos disease during winter

Winter can be challenging for people living with Hashimoto’s Disease as they are more sensitive to cold.  In the colder months, complications related to this condition can manifest including depression, weight gain, and dry skin.

 

What is Hashimoto’s Disease?

Hashimoto’s Disease is a condition in which your immune system attacks your thyroid – a gland which is part of your endocrine system and produces hormones that coordinate many of your body’s functions. Inflammation caused by Hashimoto’s Disease leads to an underactive thyroid gland known as Hypothyroidsim. 

 

Who is most susceptible to Hashimoto’s Disease?

HD primarily affects middle-aged women, however it can also occur in men and children of any age.

 

Tips to help manage Hashimoto’s Disease during winter:

  • The thyroid works particularly hard during the cold season.  It’s important to ensure your thyroid stimulating hormones (TSH) are keeping up with what your body needs.  Visit  your endocrinologist to determine if you need to add more medication to increase your TSH levels.
  • Reduced sunlight during winter can affect the mood and increase chances of depression for someone with HD.  Be sure to soak up some outdoor light at least 20 – 30 minutes daily.  If not, light therapy may help boost your mood.

Here are a few items that may help

To help relax, try some Raw Essentials Sleep Tea made with time-tested herbs blended to improve all aspects of sleep. 

Raw Essentials Sleep Tea

Weight gain is also common during winter for people living with Hashimoto’s Disease.  Regular exercise and a healthy diet are a must.  Avoid having sweet comfort food and go for all-natural food choices like vegetables, lean protein and low fat dairy.

Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies can help suppress your sweet cravings plus reap myriad of other health benefits.

  • Winter can leave skin dry and flaky.  Take shorter warm showers and use gentle soap.

Dr Bronner’s organic soaps are world-renowned for their quality, versatility and eco-friendliness.  Gentle on skin with beautiful ingredients.

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