The thyroid gland is the most important gland in your body. The thyroid hormone is in charge of regulating the metabolism, the energy and the growth.
However, the problems connected to the work of it are very common. Actually, there are states like hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism caused by high or low activities of this gland.
It is important to know about these illnesses, their symptoms, treatments, causes so you can prevent these health problems. At least one of twenty people might develop a kind of thyroid problem in the life. Women develop these illnesses more often than man.
- Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism
The imbalance of the hormone of the thyroid gland is causing these illnesses. The production of this hormone shouldn’t be excessive or deficient.
Hypothyroidism is an illness that appears when there is a deficiency of the hormone in your body. Some of the symptoms of this illness are:
- Muscle pains
- Dry skin
- Problems with concentration
- Extra fluid in the tissue
- Thin hair
- Sensitive to cold temperature
On the other hand, hyperthyroidism happens when there are excessive productions of the hormone. This illness has symptoms such as:
- Accelerated heart rate
- Unexpected and sudden weight loss
- Sensitivity to heat
Sometimes, if the gland works really hard, it can cause a large lump in your throat and this is a symptom that you lack iodine- the state is known as goiter.
The most important triggers are:
- Iodine deficiency
- Toxins accumulation
- Metal buildups
- Chronic stresses
There are also some conditions like toxic adenoma (‘Graves’) which causes the hyperthyroidism. The hypothyroidism can be triggered if you are overexposed to lithium or iodine, Hashimoto thyroiditis and removal of the thyroid.
Treatment and prevention
- Appropriate nutrition
- Eat less sugar, processed food, refined flour;
- Eat more selenium, omega-three fats, zinc, and iodine.
- Regular exercises
- Management of the stress
- Do relaxing activities such as walk in the nature, do breathing exercise, yoga and meditation.
- Therapy with heat
Do heat therapies and sauna sessions in order to detox your body
- Nutritional supplement
You can use some products in the treatment in the problems – but first consult a holistic practitioner or doctor.
- Thyroid hormone
The doctor can suggest you efficient replacements of the thyroid hormone if it is necessary.
- Prevent the thyroid problems by preventing the cause
You must prevent the main causes of the thyroid issues. So, you need to reduce stress and to treat nutritional deficiency, heavy metals and allergies on time.
Furthermore, you need to stay away of gluten and dairy products that can cause distress in the digestive system.