An underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) is where your thyroid gland doesn't produce enough hormones.According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, about one in eight women will develop a thyroid problem in her lifetime.
The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that influences metabolism and the function of the kidneys, heart, liver, brain and skin. It is important to make sure your thyroid is functioning normally and many women with thyroid conditions and/or medication such as thyroxine do use Serenity Cream as it is often associated with oestrogen dominance.
Thyroid problems can result in a number of symptoms, not the least of which is otherwise unexplained weight gain. Some of the extra weight gained in hypothyroid individuals is due to excess accumulation of salt and water, while some is extra fat due to a slowed metabolism.
How can you tell whether your weight gain may be caused by hypothyroidism? Here are some other commonly observed hypothyroidism symptoms:
- Dry Skin
- Intolerance to Cold/Heat
- Muscle Weakness
- Memory Loss
- Menstrual Disorders
- Sleep Disorders
- Swelling of Hands, Feet, Eyelids
- Loss of Hair
- Heart Palpitation
- Premenstrual Syndrome
- Mood Swings / Anxiety
Unopposed oestrogen (oestrogen dominance) can interfere with thyroid hormone activity and is often an underlying cause of thyroid dysfunction.
Because oestrogen and thyroid hormone have opposing actions, probably at the thyroid hormone receptor level, unopposed oestrogen will prevent the thyroid hormone from "completing its mission", resulting in "hypothyroid symptoms" despite normal serum levels of thyroid hormone.
Conversely, progesterone - like that found in Serenity Cream and 20-1 Cream - redirects the activity of oestrogen by increasing the sensitivity of oestrogen receptors. This inhibits many of oestrogen's undesirable side effects, including interference with thyroid hormone activity and subsequent weight gain.
All information given on this site is for general interest only. Every woman is unique. Your results may vary.Disclaimer: This article is intended to educate readers about Natural Progesterone and/or other Wellsprings products. For medical advice you should always talk to a healthcare professional.