If you have been feeling tired and sluggish lately, then there could possibly be something wrong with your thyroid. A compromised thyroid is one of the many things that could cause you to feel tired and sluggish. There are medications available to treat thyroid problems. However, medications may not address the problem.
There may toxins affecting your thyroid health. Below is a list of five toxins that can damage your thyroid:
Fluoride is used in dental cleaning supplies to help prevent cavities. Many places also have fluoridated water. Studies have shown that fluoride can reduce thyroid activity. You may want to avoid getting fluoride in dental procedures. You may also want to use a filtration device to remove fluoride from your tap water.
Millions of people are exposed to radioactive iodine and are damaging their thyroid gland as a result. People are also exposed to electromagnetic frequencies, or EMFs, from cell phone towers, televisions, computers and vehicles. Studies have shown that even low level of EMFs can slow down thyroid function.
Aluminum, cadmium, arsenic, mercury and lead are examples of heavy metals. If you have autoimmune thyroid disease, then you may have a high level of mercury in your body. Vaccines, environmental pollution, dental amalgams and seafood are examples of ways that you can be exposed to high levels of mercury.
Bromine is an endocrine disruptor. It can hinder thyroid function. Bromine also replaces iodine when it is absorbed by the body. This can lead to an iodine deficiency, which can cause hypothyroidism. Bromine is found in certain medications, flame retardants, soft drinks and pesticides.
The thyroid is affected when the adrenals are not able to cope with stress. People who are chronically-stressed have high levels of cortisol and adrenaline in their bodies. A high cortisol level can damage the thyroid.