Thyroid Disorders

The thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped organ located at the front of the neck. It’s a major endocrine gland and affects nearly every organ in the body. It regulates fat and carbohydrate, respiration , body temperature, brain development, cholesterol levels, heart and nervous system, blood calcium levels, menstrual cycles, skin integrity and so on and so forth. Thyroid hormones regulate growth, metabolism and mood. Most common thyroid disorder is hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid. And the other one is hyperthyroid or overactive thyroid.

Symptoms of hypothyroidism:

  • Feeling of exhaustion that occurs even if you,re sleeping more
  • Drowsiness
  • Forgetfulness
  • Difficulty learning
  • Dry, brittle hair, nails
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Puffy face
  • Constipation
  • Sore muscles
  • Weight gain and fluid retention
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Increased miscarriages

Symptoms of hyperthyroidism:

  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Stress
  • Racing heart rate / palpitations
  • Tremors
  • Insomnia
  • Excessive sweating, intolerance to heat
  • Mood swings
  • Physical / mental exhaustion
  • Increased hair loss
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Enlarged goitre
  • Bulging eyes/ stare
  • Loss of calcium from your bones
  • Infrequent menstrual cycles
  • Hard time getting pregnant

Patients with hypothyroidism are at greater risk of developing

  • cardiovascular disorders
  • higher blood pressure
  • increases bad cholesterol
  • diabetes mellitus
  • weight gain

Hypothyroid patients tend to weight gain easily. Hence eating nutritious food, exercising regularly, managing stress and adequate sleep can bring tremendous changes in your thyroid profile. Remember, we are eating for prevention of all these diseases that accompany thyroid disease like heart disease, diabetes, cancer and obesity .

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