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ask: How do I stay energized and digestively regular with an under active thyroid?

By tian-le1
 
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Emilee Tian-le Lee

Thank you so much, That helped so much!!!

October 31, 2012 - 12:23pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide

Hi tian-le1

Thanks for your question!

The obvious with digestive issues is lots of fiber filled foods and lots of water, but also consider taking a supplement like a stool softener to help you go.Here's a list of high fiber foods: http://www.empowher.com/media/reference/high-fiber-diet

In terms of being fatigued due to under active thyroid, taking daily exercise will really help, even if it's not something you feel like doing. If you can work out or even take a brisk walk for 30 minutes a day, it'll make a big difference and a good night's sleep works wonders for everyone! Exercise can also help with constipation. An enema will also help.

Also, know your limitations; when you need to rest - rest.

Are you taking any medications? Replacement of low count hormones with medications is often advised.

Click here for 15 Ways to Feel Well and Live Well with Hypothyroidism: http://thyroid.about.com/cs/hypothyroidism/a/15ways.htm

Best,

Susan

October 29, 2012 - 1:30pm
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