Norman Regional Health System

Having well-balanced thyroid levels are crucial to maintaining and improving activity levels, training and performance. Your thyroid hormones play an important role in metabolism, energy production and expenditure, the ability to handle higher intensity exercise, strength, bone health, heart function and temperature regulation. Remember, your thyroid does not act alone and is impacted by and can impact your sex hormones and adrenal glands.

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Symptoms of thyroid dysfunction in athletes

  • Mental fog
  • fatigue
  • weakness
  • poor hair/skin
  • puffy
  • constipation
  • poor sleep
  • new onset snoring
  • menstrual changes
  • increased body fat
  • low body temp
  • palpitations
  • heart rate changes