The Effects of Hypothyroidism or Low Thyroid In Our Body

A lot of people might feel tired during some time of the day, but not many realize that it might mean more severe health problems. In this case, it needs additional attention and treatment. None should diminish his life quality due to thyroid level changes that can affect the whole function of the body.

People who have chronic fatigue complain about being anxious, depressed, having insomnia, memory and concentration problems, dizziness, and other problems. Of course, there can be numerous reasons for this condition but increasing the number of people who have problems with the thyroid gland and hormones. Low thyroid has become an epidemic disease, especially in America. There are estimations that there have been at least 13,000 clients with low thyroid in the 15 years.

Nowadays, in the world are a lot of chemicals that people are exposed to. It is a fact that some chemicals are even in human breast milk. Also, less than 20% of all the chemicals that can have a link to newborn infants are tested for neurodevelopmental toxicity. Additionally, there are more than 1000 chemicals that are neurotoxic to animals, but they haven’t been investigated for effect in humans. This means that there is a lot more to study and research in the field linked to thyroid hormones and gland functioning as it can have an impact on the whole body and can have long-lasting effects that, at the same time, can be attributed to something else.

The Thyroid and Its Functions

The thyroid is a name for a gland that has a butterfly shape. It is located in front of the neck. The primary function is the production of thyroid hormones. These hormones then travel to all parts of the body via blood. This means that thyroid hormones help organs to function well and also control food and energy use. These hormones affect metabolism rate; thus, it can result in further health issues like slower brain functioning, problems with liver, heart, muscles, and other parts of the body. In case if there is a lack of thyroid hormones, in most cases, a person will feel cold or tired, but in a situation when there is too much thyroid hormone, a person can experience a warm sensation, jumpiness, and nervousness.

Thyroid Function and Hypothyroidism

A pituitary gland controls all the functioning of the thyroid gland at the base of the brain — thyroid hormones made from iodine that the organism receives from food. Mainly its consistency is in dairy products and seafood. However, thyroid levels and the whole organ can malfunction, and that can happen to anyone, even babies. In a case when the thyroid gland doesn’t make an adequate amount of thyroid hormone is called hypothyroidism, and it is instead a severe condition. It makes the body work much slower than in a normal way. The most typical symptoms of this condition include feeling tired, cold even in a warm place, dry skin, slow heart rate, weight gain, and others. It might happen if the gland becomes swollen or enlarged. In more severe cases, one of the options on how to solve the problem is by removing the thyroid and replacing it with taking a hormone pill every day.

Thyroid Dysfunction

In cases when there is thyroid dysfunction, there is adrenal dysfunction. That is a complex issue as there are cases when the cortisol and TSH levels in the blood are normal, and some symptoms are of antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and others. It might take a long way to get to an understanding of thyroid dysfunction even after visiting many good physicians.

Treatment of thyroid gland and hormones

In a case of thyroid problems, a person is expected to enhance a rather low metabolism. The body is missing mineral corticoids, aldosterone, sodium, and different other substances. The condition also causes to have the inability to absorb minerals and proteins. A person needs to draw additional attention to the body to allow it to stabilize. As one of support, ways are adrenal support that can include sleeping for 8-9 hours every night and take some vacations to lower the stress at home, workplace, and other places. Additionally, especially helpful for adrenal support are nutrients for adrenal gland like “vitamin C, B vitamins (pantothenic acid, B5), vitamin A, chromium, EFAs, and good sources of cholesterol such as egg yolks, butter, and animal protein.” [3] Additional solutions for adrenals can be musculoskeletal therapies, colorpuncture, energy support, psychosocial help, and others.

Thyroid supplementation

This method is suggested by various people, including Broda, Barnes, in his book Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness. The Interesting fact is it’s possible to enhance the level of the thyroid with the drinking of coffee. This way, coffee isn’t bad before going to sleep. Of course, the effect takes a couple of days up to weeks to work; thus, it needs to become a habit. Additionally, there are different pharmaceutical supplements like Nature-Throid, porcine thyroid, and others. There is also a natural estrogen and thyroid hormone compounding produced.

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People are exposed to numerous chemicals from cosmetics, consumer goods, medications, and other factors. All this can cause problems with thyroid glands production of hormones. It can lead to more severe health problems; thus it is essential to find the right treatment. None wants to have excessive weight, headaches, anxiety, and other health problems that will cost more attention and time to be solved.

REFERENCE:

[1] Hypothyroidism (Low Thyroid): Effects on Women’s Health. Accessed from: http://www.townsendletter.com/April2011/newyork0411.htmlrel=”nofollow”

[2] What Does the Thyroid Gland Do? Accessed from: http://www.hormone.org/hormones-and-health/what-do-hormones-do/what-does-the-thyroid-gland-dorel=”nofollow”

[3] Chronic Fatigue-Fibromyalgia: The Adrenal–Thyroid Connection. Accessed from: http://www.townsendletter.com/Dec2011/monthmiracl

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