Thyroid Problems Linked to Period?


Have you been told you have issues or concerns surrounding your thyroid?   This hormone affects every cell in your body. That’s why thyroid disease is associated with a whole host of issues including fatigue, elevated cholesterol, dry skin and irregular periods! Of course, you’ll want to confirm this with a professional, but we scoured the interwebs and forums where women just like you are sharing symptoms and signs that they have noticed regarding their menstrual cycle and their bouts of hypothyroidism – also known as an underactive thyroid, as well as, hyperthyroidism – an overactive thyroid.  With many women we meet at various events discussing how this affects their everyday dress code and serves as their incentive behind finding period and mishap panties, we want to support even more women by educating them on what to look out for and how we at Apele are doing all we can to help!

One of the greatest opportunities we get at expos and even podcasts is talking with womanly confidently and candidly about the reasons they invest in period and mishap panties.  Oftentimes, those that suffer from thyroid issues report that they also have everything from irregular periods or lack of periods (amenorrhea), premenstrual spotting, heavy or lighter-than-usual periods and even young early teens to young adults who experience late onset of  menarche (first period).

Our mishap panties are perfect for everyday wear to ensure that no matter when your cycle comes, and how it decides to – whether with a heavy flow or sporadically – our performance layers are there to protect you from leaks and discomfort.  

In addition to the many women we’ve learned have benefit from period panties due to hypothyroidism, we also have heard humbling and powerful stories from women those who have hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid).  This results in unique or untimely periods as well. Ranging from symptoms like, you guessed it, irregular periods or lack of periods (amenorrhea), light periods and late menarche onset.


There are numerous reasons why the thyroid hormone (or lack of thyroid hormone) affects menstruation. Because thyroid disease causes failure to ovulate with resulting progesterone deficiency, both form of thyroidism upset the  pituitary hormones which secrete FSH and LH, a process which actually begins before the onset of your menses.


Hypothyroidism weakens insulin sensitivity, which is one reason thyroid disease is associated also with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).  It also is linked to reducing the sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG).  This creates higher-than-normal estrogen exposure and often results in heavier periods. On the other side of the coin, hyperthyroidism increases SHBG which, in turn, results in lighter-than-average periods.


Because of these unique demands on the body and its necessary functions, it is scientifically studied and highly encouraged that those who suffer from thyroid issues monitor their periods, and vice versa, those who see the above symptoms in their cycles, consider getting their thyroid checked as it could be a sign of deeper medical issues.


Either way, Apele is here to hear you out and heed your feedback with quality clothing that supports your everyday quality of life!  Have questions or want to know more? We’d be happy to answer your questions and to feature your feedback about how our product as helped you or a loved one dealing with such experiences!

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