How to know if you are experiencing perimenopause

Perimenopause or Low Thyroid Function?

Is it perimenopause or low thyroid function? 

Females are 7 times more likely than men to suffer with a thyroid condition. 

An under active thyroid is common in females over 40 

Many symptoms overlap with perimenopause so thyroid issues can be difficult to identify without comprehensive testing.

Some of the most common symptoms include; 

  • Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Dry skin
  • Hair loss including the outer third of your eyebrows
  • Low mood and depression
  • Brain fog 
  • Low libido

If you are coeliac, have another autoimmune disease or have close family members who suffer with autoimmune diseases, you may be more likely to experience thyroid issues. 

We can test for thyroid dysfunction and some key nutrient deficiencies that could contribute to it. 

Comprehensive thyroid testing could help you to identify the root cause of your condition. 

In the UK conventional medicine often only test for thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and T4, the less active form of the hormone. 

But this doesn’t give you the full picture…

Nutrient deficiencies could block conversion of T4 to the more active form T3.

Comprehensive testing also includes T3 as well as testing antibodies to check for auto-immunity. 

We can now even test your genetics to see if you are more susceptible to some types of inflammation, autoimmunity or intercellular transport issues that could increase the risk of a thyroid disorder

To find out more about testing options click here