Some women feel sluggish when they have their period, and again when they’re going through menopause. Although doctors haven’t found out the reason why, major hormonal earthquakes like menopause and pregnancy too can affect the thyroid glands. We all know that the thyroid is like the furnace for the rest of the body regulating everything from weight to how we respond to heat and cold. It has a very huge impact on our energy level. And yet, a low functioning thyroid is one of the most underdiagnosed maladies in women. It’s also one of the most easily treated, in fact, a simple daily pill can bring thyroid hormone levels back up and make you feel like your old self again.
That’s why if your energy is off, especially if you have other symptoms (you are always cold or your skin and hair are dry), see your doctor and ask for a thyroid test. A thorough checkup can pinpoint other illnesses that maybe stealing your energy.