Hot throughout the night or perhaps intermittently? Menopause is far from the only cause of waking up sweaty and throwing the blankets off. Often this is not a main symptom that new clients come in to have addressed but it is circled on the intake form. When I see this, I use it as a major clue as to which body systems are out of balance.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder affecting many women during their reproductive years. PCOS is associated with a host of symptoms that include weight gain, irregular menstrual cycle, hirsutism, acne, and hair loss. Continue reading
Fatigue, weight gain, dry skin and hair, low mood and constipation are some of the classic symptoms of low thyroid hormone. Sometimes hypothyroidism is caused by high stress even though the thyroid gland is working perfectly. Continue reading
Low libido or low sex drive is a common complaint in both men and women. A low libido can be caused by many different factors. Both sex hormones and stress hormones may affect your libido.
The Vancouver Thyroid Centre (a division of Vitalia Healthcare) is proud to support Thyroid Awareness month as recognized by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the blue paisley ribbon campaign. Continue reading
Despite routine thyroid testing, many people with a thyroid condition go undiagnosed. Typical symptoms of hypothyroidism include fatigue, weight gain, low mood, hair loss, feeling cold, low energy, swelling or water retention, joint pain, brain fog, memory loss, infertility and irregular periods. Continue reading
Many people – particularly women in their 30s and into menopausal years – have an underactive thyroid without realising it. An underactive thyroid (or hypothyroidism) can be associated with lifestyle (such as high stress and poor diet) and genetic markers that may predispose people to it. Continue reading