Has your thyroid and adrenal disease been missed or mistreated? There are an estimated 60,000,000+ people today with undiagnosed hypothyroidism. Use this hypothyroidism questionnaire to determine if your thyroid and/or adrenal glands are underperforming. In the last 2 articles, we covered 11 major thyroid and adrenal disease testing methods that would let you ascertain if you have thyroid or adrenal issues. Some of these tests would give you helpful information concerning the status of your overall health regardless of whether it was thyroid or adrenal in nature. So there would be some value in doing these tests regardless.  However, before deciding if you even need to conduct such tests, you can first use this thyroid and adrenal questionnaire to determine if you actually do have thyroid problems or adrenal problems, and if pursuing the thyroid tests listed in the last 2 articles is warranted. Here is the thyroid adrenal questionnaire – please print this out, and place a checkmark by each positive response. Hypothyroidism Questionnaire and Symptom Evaluation (check any positives) (_____) Sensitivity to cold or hands and feet are usually cold (_____) Morning temperatures are less than 97.8 (_____) Wear socks to bed often (_____) Dry or scaly skin (_____) Need to apply lotion and oils frequently (_____) Often daily fatigue (_____) Never seem to get enough sleep or naps for energy (_____) Memory and concentration are decreased (_____) Hair is thinning, course, dry, breaking off (_____) Nails are thin, chip, peal or break (_____) Lower legs are puffy, or indent with pressure (_____) Hands and fingers are puffy (_____) Carpel Tunnel symptoms (_____) Outer third of eyebrows are thin or absent (_____) Libido or sex drive has decreased or is low (_____) Weight is difficult to lose or gain even when dieting (_____) Bowels are sluggish or constipated or need to take laxatives (_____) Autoimmune diseases like Rheumatoid, Lupus, and Vitiligo (_____) Low B12 or Pernicious Anemia (_____) Known or suspected food allergies or Celiac Disease (_____) Silver Amalgams now or in the past (mercury fillings) (_____) History of radiation therapy to neck or chest (_____) Drinking now or prior, water with chlorine and/or fluoride (_____) Eat moderate amounts of soy milk, cheese, burgers, dressings, etc. (_____) Family History of any type of Thyroid Problems (_____) Eat fish frequently esp. tuna, sushi, non-wild Salmon (_____) Moody, depressed, irritable, apathetic (_____) Fatigue on waking even after good night’s sleep (_____) Use of Teflon Pans (_____) Using white salt instead of gray or pink unprocessed salt (_____) Craving caffeine as soon as you awaken…or hard to get started (_____) Second wind in evening and may be up late and hard to sleep (_____) Leg cramps and charley horse symptoms (_____) Puffy eyelids (_____) Sluggish bowels…may need laxatives and softeners (_____) Use Mountain Dew or Bromo Seltzer (_____) Use hot tubs with chlorine or bromine (_____) May struggle to push through several hours of activity after waking How did you do? Less than 3 or 4, you are probably fine in the thyroid adrenal area, but if you scored positive on 5 to 9, you probably have some moderate thyroid issues. If you scored 10 or higher, your thyroid and adrenals could definitely use some attention. The prevalence of things that are toxic to your thyroid and adrenal glands and the nutritional deficiencies in most people’s diets is overwhelming – hence the huge number of undiagnosed persons walking around with hypothyroidism that could help themselves feel much better through prudent action.  One tip is to immediately cut back on anything bad for your thyroid like soy or excessive fish, and see if you feel better in a week or two. Another is to add a tablespoon or two of coconut oil, which is good for your thyroid, to your daily routine. Stay tuned, as we will cover things to avoid and things that enhance thyroid and adrenal health in upcoming articles – you will not want to miss these super alternative, natural health tips! Thank-you for joining us, Diane Culik, MD ABC Wellness   Diane A. Culik, MD, reveals secrets you really should know and promotes simple steps to greater health using natural, alternative methods. With Dr. Culik, you get the credibility and safety of a trained medical doctor, and the cutting edge alternative treatments of a Holistic Practitioner. For a free video on “Top 10 Things to Know about Thyroid and Adrenals before You Visit Your Doctor,” please visit http://thyroid-adrenal-solutions.com. © Diane A. Culik, all rights reserved worldwide.

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