Brain fog, an inability to think straight, forgetfulness, they are all symptoms of thyroid issues. Simply because the same pathway of the body that creates part of your thyroid pathway is necessary for sleep and weight cycle, as well as short-term memory. This spot in your brain is called the hippocampus and it is the first part of your brain that degenerates when you have Alzheimer’s disease. They are starting to call Alzheimer’s type three diabetes because it involves the way you process sugar and insulin. Apparently, insulin in large spikes can harm that spot in your brain. When that spot in your brain does not work right it will also throw off your thyroid. A lot of people who say “I have thyroid symptoms” also say I have brain fog, I cannot remember things, and I also cannot sleep. It is because it is all affecting the same spot in your brain which is the hippocampus.
Potential low thyroid symptoms:
- Inability to think straight
- Brain fog
- Cronic trouble sleeping
Please know that these symptoms alone do not necessarily mean you have a medical issue. However, when you have two or three or all of these symptoms, you should consider getting a professional opinion as to the cause. If you are struggling with symptoms like these or have other medical issues, consider contacting Dr. Goodbinder today to learn more about his health programs and how they might improve your quality of living. For additional information on Thyroid treatment and other conditions, please visit our Video Center and see what Dr. Goodbinder’s expert opinion is on a variety of topics.
Jay Goodbinder DC DABCI is a doctor in Overland Park, KS who serves patients in surrounding Kansas City areas, cities across the United States, and in several countries around the world.