2. Depression and Anxiety
Studies show a link between mental health problems and thyroid conditions. Hypothyroidism patients have a high rate of mental health symptoms. Some mental health symptoms arise because of untreated Hashimoto’s disease and they get better with proper thyroid treatment. In addition, other patients exhibiting mental health symptoms have recovered from being administered with thyroid drugs. Depression and anxiety are mental health issues that are indicators of thyroid disease.
These can be successfully reversed by being physically active. Physical activity stimulates the production of endorphins, which temporarily make you feel good about yourself. To deal with depression and anxiety, you can start exercising regularly in order to have long-term effects. Depression tends to make a person overeat, you would need to control your food consumption and obviously, watch your diet. Nutritionists say that folic acid diet found in avocado, spinach or green leafy foods and omega-3 fatty acids foods common in salmon and tuna reduce depression in hypothyroidism patients.