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Hypothyroidism

Dr. Meghna Thacker / Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism

Suffering from Hypothyroidism? These Lifetstyle and Diet changes May help You. Having battled with hypothyroidism for the last 8 years since giving birth to my son, I have deep empathy for anyone suffering from this hormone-related disorder. Like diabetes, this one too is a silent killer that can hamper your lifestyle even in its mildest form, causing fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, mood swings, irregular periods and dry skin, among other issues. In its severest form, if left untreated, it can lead to myxedema, a life-threatening condition that can lead to a loss of consciousness, or even coma. “The thyroid gland is our master gland for metabolism. When it is not producing enough thyroid hormones like in the case of hypothyroidism, everything slows down, leading to these symptoms,” from my bestselling book Seven Steps To Heal...

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Hypothyroidism – Appropriate testing required

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ that is located in the neck below the Adam’s apple. It produces the thyroid hormones that regulate the body’s metabolism. Its functioning affects about every organ in the body. Thus if it is under functioning then everything in the body slows down, causing symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, dry skin, constipation, depression, brain fogginess or difficulty concentrating, sleep problems, hair loss, feeling cold or cold intolerance and menstrual irregularities. The two main thyroid hormones are T4 and T3. The T4 is considered a pro hormone while T3 is 300 % more biologically active compared to T4. Our bodies convert T4 to T3 through the deiodination process. This T3 is utilized by the cells to produce energy. TSH is...

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