Hashimoto's or Graves Disease and Still Feeling Tired, Sick & Moody?
Vitamin D levels are often low in Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism as well as Graves hyperthyroidism.
Unfortunately low ‘sunshine vitamin’ levels mean possibly a higher risk for a whole host of problems including:
• inability to resist colds and ‘flus.
Spending more time lolling about in the sun unfortunately may not work alone as a strategy for increasing Vitamin D levels in those with Hashimoto’s and Graves as they may not be able to make vitamin D from sunshine in enough quantity to provide full benefit.
So if you have Hashimoto’s or Graves, are hypothyroid or hyperthyroid, and you are feeling down, getting sick a lot and tired all the time make sure you get your vitamin D levels checked.
Personally I encourage my Hashimoto’s & Graves clients to have their Vitamin D levels tested at the end of summer which should be at their highest level.