January 29, 2021
Stress and The Thyroid

Stress may indeed worsen an underlying thyroid condition. However, stress alone cannot cause a thyroid condition. For example, if hypothyroidism runs in your family, excessive stress can make your body release the hormone cortisol. Too much cortisol can interfere with your body’s thyroid hormone production mechanism, leading to a thyroid condition. Additionally, stress can slow down your metabolism and can cause insulin resistance.