One of the most common disorders in modern times is the malfunction of the thyroid. The statistics show that the thyroid condition is the most under-diagnosed health problem. There are millions of people worldwide suffering from thyroid problems, but only a few out of those are diagnosed and treated, see positive results using thyroid medications. Often the thyroid levels appear normal with lab, yet the individuals struggle with the symptoms of thyroid problem.
The thyroid is one of several glands in the endocrine system, located in the front of the neck. The glands of the endocrine system control many of the body’s functions through chemical substances called hormones. The hormones produced by the thyroid gland regulate how the body cells use energy and how fast the body’s metabolism work. This gland also affects the rate of growth of the hair and bones, the body overweight, temperature and energy level as well as the function of the heart and digestive system.
General Causes for thyroid
- Lifestyle today is one of the major causes of thyroid imbalance. Chronic stress is one of the root causes. Psychological trauma, emotional disturbance or prolonged illnesses are few reasons.
- Bad eating habits another major cause of thyroid. Eating too many refined foods and sugars which causes problems with blood sugar levels which affect adrenal gland and also cause malfunctioning of thyroid gland.
- Environmental Factors like pollution and toxins all around even at home i.e. toxins present in the form of chemicals in food which our body cannot handle. There are many food products for which we do not have awareness of the ingredients before we consume them which act as toxins for our body.
- Excess secretion of thyroid stimulating hormone
- Other causes could be Grave’s disease, Plummer’s disease
- Toxic adenoma (Benign non cancerous lump)
- Post-par tum thyroids (after birth of a child)
- Thyrotoxicosis (addiction to thyroid hormones)
- Problem with the pituitary gland
Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism
- Extreme nervousness, fear, restlessness, anxiety, irritability, excitability
- Speech defects, Speech are rapid, and temper alternating with weeping in women
- Loss of weight despite good appetite
- Trembling hands while holding cup
- Palpitations, dyspnea, and angina on slight exertion
- Swelling in the neck
- Bulging of eyeballs and photophobia
- Diminished menstrual flow
- Pulse and heart rate are increased
- Increased metabolic rate so canine hunger but there is weight loss
- Patient looks ill at all times