Beware, early signs of thyroid that you often miss

Signs and symptoms of Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a condition under which the production of thyroid hormone is far less than usual. The purpose of thyroid hormone is to focus on the body's metabolism and when that is hit, it results in slow metabolism. Slow metabolism affects the growth, development, and many cellular processes which can have adverse effects on your body.

 signs of hypothyrodism

One of the common reasons for hypothyroidism is due to problems with the thyroid gland. On another occasion, it happens due to some problem in the brain or pituitary gland. Other causes for these problems are Hashimoto's thyroiditis, increased amount of drugs, treatment of hyperthyroidism, treatment for thyroid tumors, iodine deficiency, family history, old age, radiation, and postpartum thyroiditis.

Symptoms that detect hypothyroidism

The symptoms of hypothyroidism usually develop slowly over time 

  • Fatigue / Feeling tired 
  • Gaining weight.
  • Experiencing numbness and tingling in your hands
  • Having constipation.
  • High blood cholesterol levels 
  • Feeling depressed.
  • Being unable to tolerate cold temperatures.
  • Experiencing a decreased sexual interest.
  • Having frequent and heavy menstrual periods.
  • Having your voice become lower and hoarser.
  • Feeling more forgetful 

How is hypothyroidism treated?

In most cases, hypothyroidism is treated by replacing the amount of hormone that your thyroid is no longer making.

Diet for hyperthyroidism?

There’s no such thing as a hyperthyroidism diet, but what you eat matters. 
Hyperthyroidism—when your thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone—can’t be prevented or treated through diet alone. It’s often treated with prescription medication, so see your doctor immediately if you have hyperthyroidism symptoms. 
 
But by eating certain foods, you can limit some mild hyperthyroidism symptoms

If you have low levels of thyroid hormone, eating foods rich in iodine could help increase your hormone levels.

Foods that are high in iodine include:
  • Eggs.
  • Dairy products.
  • Meat, poultry, and seafood.
  • Edible seaweed.
  • Iodized salt.

What’s the connection between hypothyroidism and depression?

Having hypothyroidism can make you feel exhausted and sluggish, and it can make it difficult to concentrate, among other things—even when you’re taking levothyroxine (a type of thyroid hormone replacement therapy and the most common treatment for hypothyroidism). Some people with hypothyroidism may only experience mood difficulties.

Depression and hypothyroidism share several symptoms:

 
Kanchanara
Kanchanara
Kanchanara - Bauhinia veriegata (purple mountain ebony) is mainly useful for the functioning of the thyroid. Other herbs like jatamansi, brahmi guggulu, shilajita, gokshura, punarnava are some of the other useful herbs.
 
 
You can try this home remedy which may help your problem. Make a fine paste of vegetable jalakumbhi (Pistia Straticies) to be applied over your neck to reduce the swelling.
 
Coconut oil has fatty acid chains which may help to improve your metabolism.

Yoga

You can try yoga which has been effective even before the existence of medical science. Sarvangasana (shoulder stand) can be a very suitable asana to help your thyroid gland. 
Yoga

The pressure applied to the gland provides the necessary boost to the thyroid gland. Once you have done Sarvangasana you should perform matsyasana, also beneficial to improve your thyroid gland.
 
 
 
  
These asanas should not be practiced if you are suffering from severe thyrotoxicosis or enlarged goiter. You can include Surya Namskara, Pavamuktasana to help you with this problem. One of the best ways to deal with thyroid problems is to practice Ujjayi Pranayama.
 
Treatment of Thyroid

Meditation

Have you been told to relax lately? If so, you were probably thinking, ‘How can I relax when I have a million things to do?’ Well, it’s time to make yourself a priority.

Having a chronic disease—even if it’s being treated and monitored by your doctor—can be stressful. It can take a toll on your overall health. To combat stress, pencil in a weekly massage or schedule a daily 5-minute session of deep breathing or meditation.

Walk

You already know how good exercise is for you, but are you doing enough of it? If you are, are you mixing it up enough? Exercise can boost energy, decrease stress, and help you maintain a healthy weight (all-important benefits, especially if you have hypothyroidism).

Work in the 3 types of exercises: aerobic (aka cardio), strengthening, and flexibility.
 
  
 
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