Last updated: June 12th, 2019.
The most overlooked condition of the human body in comparison to obesity and fatness.
I have noticed we are so ignorant to the symptoms appearing in our body and claim it to
What is THYROID?
At school, we normally drew all the glands present in our body and it was quite interesting when it came to the shape of the thyroid gland as recalling a butterfly in the throat; that’s what I remembered best.
I never knew it is the most functional gland in the human system as well as the most overrated one.
The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland that is normally located in the lower front of the neck behind Adam’s apple.
A healthy thyroid weighs approximately about 1 ounce. The thyroid’s job is to make thyroid hormones named Thyroxin T4 and Triiodothyronine T3, which are secreted into the blood and then carried to every tissue in the body.
Thyroid hormone helps the body use energy, stay warm and keep the brain, heart, muscles and other organs working as they should.
It is very crucial that both T3 and T4 level are balanced neither too high nor too low in the system for the thyroid to function accordingly. Usually, the first step to check the size and position of thyroid gland is going through a neck’sm ultra sound with a thyroid blood test.
Why do we need a thyroid gland?
Everything in our body is dependent on the thyroid gland, from metabolism, growth to the development of
What happens to our body when there is an imbalance of the thyroid glands?
Hypothyroidism is a condition in which we lack enough thyroid hormone, leading to under activity
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism are; fatigue, weight gain, constipation, infertility, feeling cold, hair loss, brain fog, muscle and joint pain, depression, dry skin and heavy menstrual periods.
Is a condition where we have overproducing thyroid hormone leading to overactivity.
Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism are;
It is enlargement of thyroid gland more too abnormal in
Symptoms of Goiter are; Swelling at the base of the neck feels like a visible lump, coughing or
The other major factors which contribute the disturbance and enlargement of thyroid glands include;
Graves’s disease: is an autoimmune disorder, which attacks the thyroid gland, causing over secretion of thyroid hormone, which is hyperthyroidism.
Hashimoto’s disease: is an autoimmune disorder caused by the underactive thyroid hormone, which is hypothyroidism.
swollen lymph nodes in the neck part resulting
Inflammation: Thyroiditis is an inflammatory condition that can cause pain and
The most crucial food that to
Stress; the word seems quite smaller to spell but alters the entire human system. We are living under the shell of the stress and seem to be very comfortable being surrounded.
Stress can create a life-threatening condition affecting
What are we thinking yet? Are we in need to experience all the signs, and then only take concrete action? Are we still comparing our weight gain to being obese? Or weight loss a reason of malnutrition? Taking charge of our health is not an option, I guess!
If you are experiencing even the minor signs then kindly take quick action to follow up on your health and that’s today.