Thyroid Symptoms include dizziness and vertigo. These are endocrine disorders.
Dizziness is a term that is often used to describe two different symptoms:
- and vertigo
Light-headedness is a feeling like you might faint.
Vertigo is a feeling of movement when motion is not happening, like “the world is spinning around you.”
Some of the causes of vertigo include
- brain trauma
- central nervous system problems
- multiple sclerosis
- cardiovascular disease
- neck injuries
I had my first big bout with vertigo about eight years ago. It came out of nowhere. I got up out of bed in the morning and without warning I fell back onto the bed my head was spinning so much. My health practitioner at the time said it was inner ear infection and I was prescribed over-the-counter mucus releasing tablets.
Over time the vertigo, especially when I tilted my head any direction, lightened up, but remained on and off. Even up to about two years ago I would still had events of it. Once I had to explain to a friend that “I’m not drunk!” while hanging onto the side of a round table when I got up so I could steady myself.
When it came back more regularly a few years ago I talked to my thyroid trained practitioner about it. My description was like when you’re sitting at a stop light in your car and a car drives up next to you, only seeing the front end of the other car out of the side of your vision, you think YOUR CAR is moving, so push on the brakes harder! Funny in the car, not funny when it’s how you feel all the time.
ENDOCRINE SYSTEM OUT OF WHACK
Among the endocrinopathies that cause disorders of equilibration are diabetes and hypothyroidism.
The mechanism in diabetes is probably the autonomic neuropathy and orthostatic hypotension that may accompany the disease.
Though much less common as a specific cause, hypothyroidism should be considered when the symptoms of vertigo remain undiagnosed. Indeed, dizziness is not an infrequent presenting complaint in patients with thyroid deficiency.
The Neurology Channel: Thyroid disorders can cause vertigo.
The Merck Manual of Health & Aging: Dizziness is associated with an underactive thyroid.
HOW TO FIX IT
To correct the imbalance, doctors usually prescribe hormone replacement medication.
I’ve been on HPT since 1993, so that alone was not helping. What did help me was a combination of specific endocrine, brain health supplements prescribed by my thyroid trained practitioner,* and by taking certain foods out of my diet, including sugar and gluten, which in combination, made vertigo stop. Thank goodness!
* My practitioner is Dr. Jared Allomong, #1 on this list. You too can see him from anywhere through email, Skype, phone. Contact his office.
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