In this episode of Medical Myths, Legends, and Fairy Tales, we have the pleasure of chatting with Marta, a behavior change facilitator who shared her journey battling hypothyroidism. The thyroid’s primary purpose is to control the body’s metabolic rate, which is the speedometer for energy conversion. If it goes haywire, it can affect the entire body system. We’re talking about everything from sluggishness to skyrocketing energy levels. This is what exactly happened to Marta; she went through all the hallmark symptoms (breakouts, weight gain, renal change, depression, anxiety) of a person suffering from thyroid disease. While on desiccated thyroid medication, she learned through the discussion the importance of maintaining the correct medication dosage, eating healthy, and showing the body the TLC it deserves.
Marta’s incredible tale and insights will have you rethinking everything you thought you knew about thyroids. There’s so much misinformation about thyroid conditions that it’s enough to make your head spin! Understanding the ins and outs of thyroid treatment is crucial, so let’s dive right in!