Hypothyroid and Most Common Symptoms of Hypothyroid

Hypothyroid

If you are frequently experiencing fatigue, trembling of hands and feet, sudden change in weight, depression, swelling and tightness in the neck or irritability, then it is time to get yourself examined for thyroid.
Thyroid helps the body to maintain its metabolism by releasing two hormones
Triiodothyronine (t3)
Thyroxine (t4).
The disease  is mainly caused due to overproduction or underproduction of these hormones. It is common in both men and women.

There are two types of thyroid:

Hyperthyroid

The main cause of this disease is the overproduction of the thyroid hormones. As a result, the metabolism of the body becomes high. There is sudden and significant weight loss.

Hypothyroid

The main cause of hypothyroid is the underproduction of thyroid hormones. As a result, the metabolism of the body becomes slow. A person often experiences weight gain and fatigue. Advanced hypothyroidism is called Myxedema. This is a life threatening situation where the patient can experience decreased breathing, low BP, low body temperature etc. Such situations can turn out to be fatal.

Symptoms of Hypothyroid

  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Constipation
  • Dry skin
  • Weight gain
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • Puffy eyes
  • Thinning hair
  • Irregular Menstrual cycle
  • Slow heart rate
  • Muscle weakness
  • Swelling and pain in joints
  • High Blood Cholesterol level
  • Infertility

Symptoms of Hyperthyroid

  • Weight loss
  • Rapid and irregular heartbeat
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle weakness
  • Irritability
  • Infertility
  • Trembling of hands and feet
  • Anxiety or nervousness
  • Irregular Menstrual cycle

Other symptoms of Thyroid include
Enlargement of Thyroid gland: There is an unusual enlargement of thyroid gland called as Goiter. It is present in the front portion of the neck and can be detected by touching.

Remedies for Thyroid

  • Increase the intake of Vitamin A in your diet. Try to include more of green and yellow color vegetables in your diet which are rich sources of Vitamin A.
  • Limit the consumption of processed and pre-packaged food.
  • Increase the intake of legumes and beans like lentils as they contain lots of vitamins and minerals need to generate thyroid hormones.
  • Try to eat fish on a daily basis as they are a good source of Omega 3 fats.
  • Boost you Iodine intake: It is better to take iodine in organic form to control thyroid. Some of the sources are: Onion,pineapple,tomato,oats,garlic,strawberries etc.
  • Have plenty of fruits and vegetables after small intervals.
  • Include good proteins in your diet like eggs, cheese, nuts, peas etc.
  • Drink plenty of water and fresh fruit juices to constantly cleanse your system.
  • Cut down the consumption of high calorie food like sweets, biscuits, cakes etc. Also fried and greasy food should also be avoided.
  • Follow a strict regular exercise regime to regulatethyroid.
  • Try to change your lifestyle and completely avoid stress.

It is extremely important to get yourself examined by an Endocrinologist when you experience any of the symptoms of thyroid. You could be a male or female suffering from any kind of thyroid. Thus, regular checkups and proper medication is significant to overcome the disease.

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