Hormones are very important. This substances control every single function in our bodies. Therefore, if there is some hormonal imbalance, it is very important to treat that imbalance on time before it does some serious damage.
Many people have problems with the thyroid gland. It is estimated that 4% of Americans have problems with thyroid disorders. One of the most common thyroid disorders are hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
An Underactive thyroid is the cause for hypothyroidism. These are the symtoms of this disorder:
If you have constipation
If you are tired all the time
If you feel that your metabolism is very slow
And you start losing weight
On the other hand, in the case of very active thyroid you have problems with hyperthyroidism. This disorder has these next symptoms:
You have problems with panic attacks and anxiety
You can get easily agitated
Moreover, these disorders can be caused by our immune system. Sometimes our immune system can attack by mistake the enzymes and the thyroid gland cells because it feels them as foreign attackers. This type of hypothyroidism is known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
The only way to diagnose these symptoms is by doing a blood test. These disorders can be treated with some medications like synthetic hormones and also levothyroxine and a few others prescriptions.
If you want your endocrine system to function properly, you will have to take some necessary nutrients. Some of the most important nutrients are zinc and selenium. You have to make sure you have the necessary daily intake of these nutrients in order to have healthy endocrine system
In case of a thyroid disorder, you have to change your diet. Here are some important foods you should consider eating in the case of hypothyroidism:
You should eat eggs
If you have problems with hyperthyroidism, you should eat more of these foods: