The Thyroid gland is butterfly-shaped organ who is located in the base of our neck. This gland produces several hormones which control the metabolism. The most important are Thyroxine (T4) and Triiodothyronine (T3).
The thyroid’s hormones regulate vital body functions including:
- Heart rate
- Body weight
- Central and peripheral nervous system
- Menstrual cycles
- Body temperature
- Muscle strength
- Cholesterol level
Hypothyroidism vs. Hyperthyroidism
A lot of people suffer from imbalance of the thyroid hormone. If we have a deficiency of the thyroid hormone we are talking about Hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroidism symptoms are: depression, muscle and joint pain, tiredness, dry skin, cramping, trouble in concentration, trouble in sleeping and sensitivity to cold temperature.
Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which our thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine.
Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism: Anxiety, hair loss, acceleration of heart rate, irritation, diarrhea, sweating and sensitivity to hot temperature, hand trembling, unexpected weight loss, nervousness and hyperactivity.
Causes of Hypo and Hyperthyroidism:
- Deficiency of iodine
- Metal buildup
- Chronic stress
- Accumulation of toxins
- Toxic adenomas
Prevention and Treatment
- Proper Nutrition
To prevent these conditions you should reduce consumption of sugar, refined flours, and processed foods. You should increase the intake of iodine, omega-3 fats, selenium and zinc.
- Stress management
Try to engage in some relaxing activities and stress management programs like yoga, meditation, breathing exercises and walks.
Exercising improves thyroid functions and helps you substantially rebalanced the production of this hormone.
- Heat therapy
Heat therapy or sauna session detox tour body and eliminates the toxins which lead to problems with the thyroid.
- Thyroid hormones
To prevent or treat thyroid problems your doctor may inform you about thyroid hormone replacement therapy.
- Preventing thyroid issues by preventing their causes
You should reduce stress, nutrition deficiencies, treat allergies and heavy metal.
Source: Healthy Food House