How Hypothyroidism Affects Your MoodHypothyroidism is one of the main underlying causes of obesity. It also robs its sufferers of energy and causes all kinds of physical discomforts.

But what’s less talked about is how it affects your mood.

A study in the latest edition of the journal Cureus investigated the connection between hypothyroidism and mood, and their results were nothing short of terrifying.

The link between hypothyroidism and depression was first described in 1825. The insensitive term “myxedema madness” was first used in 1949. Myxedema refers to the swelling of the skin often found in hypothyroidism patients.

Aware of the well-established link between hypothyroidism and depression, a team of Indian researchers wanted to find out exactly how strong this link was and why it existed.

They searched through medical databases to find studies on this relationship.

And they found alarming statistics.

Up to 4% of people with mood disorders have overt or clear hypothyroidism, while up to 40% of mood disorder sufferers display signs of subclinical hypothyroidism.

In addition, there is a study that shows that 40% of hypothyroidism patients go on to develop clinically significant depression.

According to multiple studies, undiagnosed, untreated hypothyroidism patients are more likely than the general population to develop depression.

Hypothyroidism is also one of the most common causes of treatment-resistant depression.

The studies surveyed show that depression is more successfully remedied by treating hypothyroidism together with depression than by treating depression alone.

So, you see, whether you’re just feeling a bit moody once in a while or suffering from full-blown depression, it’s extremely important to start with your thyroid.

Fortunately, thousands of readers have already healed their hypothyroidism using the simple lifestyle changes explained here (and they’re actually quite easy to implement) — you can too, starting today…