Thyroid disorders can be hard to deal with and they are the most dominant of the endocrine disorders,
They can directly cause dysfunctions of the hormone messengers and hypothyroidism which affects more people than you think. It’s essential to find the root causes of the disease and learn about the signs and symptoms.
What is Hypothyroidism:
Hypothyroidism is a disorder of your thyroid gland where there isn’t enough thyroid hormone in your blood. This usually makes it hard for people to lose weight and with a low thyroid hormone in the blood, it slows the body down.
People with this disorder tend to be sluggish, tired and have a lack of energy. A slow metabolism can also lead to constipation which is another telltale sign.
Hyperthyroidism is completely different and it means there is too much thyroid hormone in the blood which speeds up the metabolism making people very anxious, nervous and irritated. People with hyperthyroidism also struggle to sleep at night and can experience muscle weakness.
These disorders tend to be due to the body’s immune system mistaking thyroid gland cells and their enzymes at attackers to the system. This type of hypothyroidism disease is called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Hyperthyroidism can be caused by the development of nodules on the thyroid that grow and increase the input of the thyroid hormone.
How to detect and treat the disorder:
Doctors take a blood test from you to confirm if you have the disease or not. A prescription of synthetic hormone levothyroxine is usually given or anti-thyroid drugs that block productivity of your own thyroid may also be used.
Other things that play a big role include a leaky gut, diet, toxins, infection and stress. In order to function properly, your thyroid needs several key nutrients so if you address your nutrient deficiencies like selenium and zinc then you could start to feel better. Other hormones like cortisol and the sex hormones should also ne tested because of the integrated nature of the endocrine system.