At Home Test
Check your waking temperature. A reading below the normal 36.6°C (after adding 1 degree to under the arm temperature) strongly suggests hypothyroid. A reading above 36.7°C may indicate hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid).
If you are colder, your metabolic rate is slower. This causes water retention – swollen ankles, puffy face, puffy eyes.
Improving the thyroid function will improve the fluid retention.
If bloating is localised to the belly, the first step is to check for food intolerances. Food intolerances should be avoided for 3 months whilst healing the gut, and then reintroduced one at a time keeping a food and symptom diary. We run food intolerance tests for fast results using a sample of your blood. Your Lucy Rose practitioner will guide you on your diet and healing phase of the plan.
If the belly bloating is flatter in the morning and builds up through the day regardless of diet, then SIBO should be ruled out with testing and treatment.
If the bloating also coincides with bad breath, foul odour, gripping pain, and general discomfort, a parasite cleanse may be what you need to get your gut environment back to a state of health, and we can guide you here as well, all our practitioners are experts at treating the gut.
IBS is an extremely common complaint, and most people live with symptoms for an average of 6 years before getting a medical diagnosis.
However, it is important to test the thyroid levels as that very well could the root cause to your gut related concerns. Even if you are on medication – it may not be working well, or it may even be causing the pain!
The next step is to book an appointment so we can run the testing you need to truly understand your thyroid’s health status. Our testing is different than the standard doctor testing – our markers will pick up the earlier changes, allowing us to guide you back to health.