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Thyroid treatment depends on the type of disease

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May 25 is World Thyroid Day. Today, doctors and journalists talk about the importance of this organ, which produces the hormones responsible for metabolism, growth and development of the body. Among the most common diseases are hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, autoimmune thyroiditis, goiter, and thyroid cancer.

Fortunately, even if they have already developed, they can be controlled with therapy and a proper lifestyle. But the sooner you pay attention to the symptoms, the easier it will be to choose a treatment and eliminate all manifestations of the disease.


Main symptoms:

* Constant fatigue, weakness, drowsiness, apathy.

* Cognitive problems: it is difficult to concentrate on business, memory suffers.

* Always feels cold – often cold hands and feet.

* The weight began to grow, although there was no more, on the contrary, there is no appetite. At the same time he suffers from constipation.

* Change of appearance – puffiness appears around the eyes, the skin not only on the face, but also on the hands dries up, fades and, as it were, becomes loose. Hair falls out (often looks greasy). In general, a person begins to look much older.

– The symptoms of hypothyroidism are very similar to those of other diseases (the same anemia), – says our permanent expert, author of the book “The Deception of Substances”, an endocrinologist, Ph.D. Zukhra Pavlova. – Hypothyroidism is often accompanied by irritability, when everything and everyone is angry. And it’s like depression. Since a person is tired all the time, chronic stress can also be suspected. Therefore, only a blood test for thyroid hormones (TSH, free T4 and T3) will help to understand for sure that it is hypothyroidism. In addition, they can prescribe an analysis of other hormones (for example, prolactin, cortisol). And also to do an ultrasound of the thyroid gland and regional lymph nodes.


The most common symptoms of hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland):

– Excitement, increased anxiety, restlessness, when you can not sit still.

– Increased sweating, increased heart rate.

– Weight loss with increased appetite.

– Women often have irregular periods.

– Constipation.

Thyroid treatment depends on the type of disease. Often this is hormone replacement therapy, which helps to relieve all symptoms and return a person to his previous state – cheerful and cheerful. But it’s also important to change your lifestyle: eat a healthy diet, exercise and reduce stress whenever possible.


Of course, dysfunctions in the thyroid gland depend on many factors (the same stress, lack of sleep, bad habits). But often they occur due to iodine deficiency. Therefore, a good prevention is to include foods rich in iodine in your diet. And be sure to use iodized salt. In addition, you need to salt ready-made food (salads or ready-made hot soup or a second course) – during cooking, part of the iodine is destroyed.

We need 120-150 micrograms of iodine per day (200 micrograms for pregnant women).

An excess of iodine is as dangerous as its deficiency.

“But you need to understand that an excess of iodine is just as dangerous as its deficiency,” warns Zukhra Pavlova. – Therefore, taking dietary supplements or vitamin complexes with their high content should be treated with caution, unless medically indicated. And also approach food wisely: try not to over-salt food, even healthy iodized salt, because its excess can damage blood vessels.

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Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.

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