Trouble with thyroid function is a common condition in the US. About 1 in 14 have an underactive thyroid gland, or hypothyroidism. Thyroid cancer is another condition that can lead to lower than normal thyroid function. The result can be low levels of thyroid hormone, which affects almost everything in your body.
The thyroid gland needs certain nutrients to function optimally. A well-balanced diet helps, but certain Vitamin Patches by PatchAid have nutrients that support thyroid function.* Be sure to ask your doctor if you have any concerns!
You may notice these symptoms of an underactive thyroid. If you have some of them, and other causes are not as likely, your doctor may order blood tests to see if you might have hypothyroid. You don’t need to fast for the test.
- Unexplained weight gain
- Feeling tired and cold
- High cholesterol levels
- Puffy face
- Dry skin
- Stiff or swollen joints
- Muscle weakness
These are some potential causes of an underactive thyroid gland.
- Iodine deficiency
- Thyroid surgery
- Radiation therapy
- Autoimmune disease
Women, older adults, people with a family history, and pregnant or recently pregnant women are at higher risk for thyroid disease.
Your doctor may look into these causes once you’re diagnosed with hypothyroidism.
Vitamin Patches and Thyroid Medications
Your doctor may put you on thyroid hormone replacement medication if you have an underactive thyroid. This medication can mimic the thyroid hormone that your body isn’t producing enough of naturally.
Nutrition and Diet for Thyroid
While medications may be necessary for normalizing thyroid hormone levels and function in your body, some nutrients are essential for thyroid function. Making sure you get enough of them can help support medications and thyroid function.
Iodine is the most common mineral linked to thyroid function, so you’ll want to make sure you get enough of it. It’s in seafood, iodized salt, and some other foods depending on where they were grown. It’s also important to avoid taking thyroid medications at the same time as you eat certain foods, such as soy products and walnuts.
Vitamin Patches for Thyroid Function
Taking certain vitamins at the same time as you take your thyroid medication can interfere with absorption. Calcium and iron oral supplements, for example, should not be taken with your medication.
Instead, vitamin patches contain nutrients and don’t require absorption in the stomach or intestine. That means they don’t fight for absorption with medications, and you can use vitamin patches at any time!
These Vitamin Patches by PatchAid have nutrients that can support thyroid function.*
They’re easy to use, so ask your doctor if they may help your thyroid function more normally!
*The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. PatchAid patches are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone with a medical condition should seek the advice of a licensed medical practitioner. Individual results may vary.