Several people have mentioned falls or fractures recently and they have wondered whether it might be connected to thyroid function. It's a question I've pondered too. My coordination seems to have deteriorated after losing my thyroid. The report below seems to suggest that thyroid imbalance. whether over or underactive. is associated with a poor gait and poorer balance and coordination whilst correcting hormone imbalance improves walking coordination. I would be interested in your thoughts, comments and insight.
Apologies if this has been posted before but if so, I must have missed it.
"In summary, both low and high thyroid function are associated with worse gait patterns. There is an inverted U-shaped association of TSH levels with Global gait, Tandem and gait velocity, as well as a positive association of TSH levels with Base of support. Subjects with clinical and subclinical hypothyroidism have worse gait patterns than euthyroid individuals. These conclusions might have future implications regarding the prevention and treatment of thyroid and gait disorders. Further studies are needed to confirm our findings, determine the underlying mechanisms linking thyroid function to gait patterns and subsequently investigate the possible motor benefits of thyroid treatment."