Dr Oz: Could Your Thyroid Be The Cause Of Low Energy?
Dr Oz went undercover to reveal the possible hidden reason for your low energy. He visited Paint and Sip Studio in New York and explained that not only did the women have no idea he was their guest teacher, but they also had no idea what they were painting. Dr Oz asked them if they knew what they were painting and explained that it was a gland about the size of his two thumbs. Finally, someone correctly guessed thyroid.
Dr Oz: How To Check Your Own Thyroid
Dr Oz then showed the women what a real thyroid looks like. He explained to the women how they could check their own thyroid glands in order to try to figure out if something was wrong. To check your own gland, take your thumb and index finger, right below your adam’s apple. Swallow, and as you do, you will feel the gland come up and pinch your fingers. Dr Oz actually found one woman who had an enlarged thyroid, and told her to get it checked out.
If your thyroid is enlarged, it could be the reason for your low energy. He explained that an under-active thyroid doesn’t send your body enough of the hormone your body needs for energy. If you have low energy and you think it could be your thyroid, you need to get it checked out.
Dr Oz: Symptoms Of An Enlarged Thyroid
Dr Oz wanted to go through the thyroid checklist to share the symptoms you could have if you’re experiencing hypothyroidism or an enlarged thyroid. The symptoms included tiredness, sensitivity to cold, constipation, dry skin, weight gain, puffy face, hoarseness, muscle weakness, muscle aches or tenderness, pain, stiffness, or swelling in your joints, heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods, thinning hair, depression, and difficulty remembering things.
You can actually take that list off of Dr Oz’s website, check off the ones that apply to you, and take it to your doctor. Dr Oz introduced Dr Aviva Romm, who treats people with thyroid disease. She recommended three different tests that any doctor can do: the TSH, FreeT3, and FreeT4. You can ask the doctors for the results and see what the range is for that lab. Right now, there’s actually a divide among doctors over when to start treating low thyroid. Some won’t start treatment until the number is between a four and a five, while others will treat when the TSH is 2.5 or over. Also tell your doctor about any medications you’re currently taking.
Dr Oz: Enjoy Chocolate To Boost Your Energy
Dr Oz encouraged a woman to actually get her blood tested in order to find out if she had a thyroid problem. Then, before the end of the show, Dr Oz shared his personal favorite energy-boosting snack: dark chocolate. He said it boosts your energy, helps with stress, and tastes good too! To find out if the chocolate you’re eating is of high quality, it should have a snap to it when you take a bite. The more snap, the more likely it is to have less milk and sugar. If the chocolate is too bitter for you, sprinkle some sea salt on it to bring out the sweetness.