Nearly 5% of the United States population suffers from hypothyroidism with numbers being even higher for women. Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid is underactive and does not produce enough hormones resulting in serious medical condition that can result in weight gain, muscle weakness, pain, depression, etc. There are a few medications that have been released to treat the condition; however, the efficacy and long-term health impacts have been questioned resulting in patients looking for alternative treatments including zinc.
- Nearly 5 percent of the U.S. population suffers from hypothyroidism, with that number even higher in women.
- Hypothyroidism happens when your thyroid does not produce enough of its hormone leading to health consequences such as weight gain, muscle weakness, pain, depression, etc.
- Medication has been effective to treat the condition; however, many people question the efficacy. Zinc supplements have also been shown to be effective.
“Although thyroid medications are the gold standard for managing hypothyroidism symptoms, they are certainly not the only way to nudge your thyroid gland to release more of its vital hormones.”