Since I have been seeing an endocrinologist I have had to learn about low functioning thyroid (hypothyroid) and yesterday I learned that my abdominal fluid retention may be due to my low functioning thyroid...well, what do you know...doesn't make it go away but it makes me understand what the problem may stem from...onward and upward...googling for greater understanding.
Oh yeah, and my endocrinologist was fascinated that I am not ingesting gluten. She said I was the second patient that day that told her it makes he feel better to not have gluten. Neither of us are celiac. She acted like she wondered if that made a difference for those with low thyroid function. I don't know this for a fact but she seemed intense about it when she brought up that another patient told her that too. Well...interesting...the evil gluten...for some of us any way.