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Understanding the Signs and Symptoms   Most of us are running on stress, caffeine, and minimal sleep. As a result, insomnia, anxiety, fatigue, and poor digestion seem to have become the new normal.   Many practitioners do not specialize in hormones and can easily overlook these common medical red flags. The goal today is to help you understand the difference between hypothyroid and adrenal fatigue symptoms so you will feel more empowered to test, treat, or refer out as needed.   Common Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms vs. Hypothyroid Symptoms   Thyroid Gland   The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that drapes across the front of your windpipe. It releases thyroid hormone, which controls the growth and metabolism of essentially every part of your body.   Hypothyroidism   Hypothyroidism is a result of the thyroid

Because symptoms are so varied and often develop slowly over time, many individuals who struggle with an imbalance of thyroid hormones never get diagnosed. Conditions like hypothyroidism can fly under the radar for years as these seemingly small issues increase in severity and frequency.    Diagnosis can feel like a major relief, as it finally provides answers and offers a way forward. For those with hypothyroidism, that way is typically hormone replacement therapy (HRT). So how do you treat hypothyroidism with HRT?   Often, 5 simple steps can get you started on the road to recovery.   Step 1: Document Your Symptoms   Before discussing the health problems you’ve been experiencing with your doctor, it’s important to know exactly what you’ve been experiencing, how severe those symptoms are,