Hormones which produces thyroid gland are thyroxine and triiodothyronine, and they are largely involved in the normal functioning of metabolism. These hormones are secreted under the influence of pituitary hormones, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH).
Hypothyroidism is a condition in which there is no adequate secretion of thyroid hormones. By its nature may be primary,(THS is decreased due to disease of thyroid ) or secondary (TSH is decreased, due to the failure of the pituitary) and tertiary (THS is decreased due to the failure of or hypothalamus).
The cause of hypothyroidism can be a lack of iodine in the diet, autoimmune processes (Hashimoto’s thyroiditis in which the body produces antibodies that destroy the tissues of the thyroid gland and postpartum thyroiditis), infections (subacute granulomatous thyroiditis), effect of drugs (amiodarone, interferon alpha, thalidomide), iatrogenic (after surgery and treatment of hyperthyroidism with radioactive iodine ) in tumor processes that affect the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus, a rare cause can be congenital error in the synthesis of thyroid hormones.
Statistical data show that hypothyroidism in a certain form is at about 3% of the population, a lack of iodine in the diet is the main reason for its occurrence. Something more often hypothyroidism occurs in the white population. Females are about 5 times more often affected by this condition than males.
How is manifested hypothyroidism?
If there is less reduction in the function of the thyroid gland, the process can go asymptomatic.
When there are symptoms and signs of hypothyroidism are
fatigue, loss of energy and lethargy
intolerance to heat
loss of appetite and body weight gain
There slowed speech and movement
the expression is frequently altered
dry skin and thinned hair ,numbness of the skin (paresthesia)
muscle pain (myalgia) and joint pain (arthralgia)
can develop goiter (goiter)
disruption of menstrual bleeding (oligomenorrhea)
mood disorder, and depressive behavior occurrence
there is a low blood pressure (hypotension) and fast heart rate (tachycardia)
reflexes are reduced
there are islands and toes
at a later stage leads to the appearance of myxedema
Diagnosis of hypothyroidism?
History of the clinical picture and objective examination greatly helps to doubt the reduced function of the thyroid gland.
Laboratory testing includes testing levels of thyroid hormones and TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone). It is necessary to make the analysis for the presence of antibodies to the thyroid tissue.
Ultrasound of the thyroid gland is practiced in order to discover its potential tissue nodules and infiltrative processes.
How to treat hypothyroidism?
Treatment of hypothyroidism involves compensation of its hormones. Levothyroxine is administered on a daily basis. Until an appropriate dose is needed regular laboratory measurements of hormone levels.
Special attention is necessary when the existence of hypothyroidism during pregnancy (reported as spontaneous abortions, intrauterine fetal death, heart defects, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, delayed cognitive development …), so we need adjusting doses of levothyroxine in terms of its increase.
Natural Remedies for hypothyroidism
To improve the condition of the reduced activity of the thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) preparing beverages comprising:
- 2/5 juice of raw potato
2/5 carrot juice
-1/5 Juice from the leaves of celery
Drink every day, before eating, after half a liter of a mixture of juices. It is very important that at the same time from the diet, avoid meat and fish. After a few days of drinking this tea, you will feel your condition improves.
The main ingredient of this drink is raw potatoes. Never use green or sprouted potatoes!
Onion for thyroid gland
In the evening, before going to bed, take an onion, and cut it in half, so that the juice dripping from it.
The thyroid gland consists of two lobes, the left, and right, which are connected narrowing-isthmus (Latin name: isthmus). With slow, circular motions, massage in the halves of onions first one lobe of the thyroid gland, then the other. Then, without washing out the neck , go to bed, and let the juice work overnight. This is an easy way, which is completely harmless, without any harm to health, stimulate thyroid function.
Food at the hypothyroidism needs to be based on the foods that stimulate the thyroid gland, with the addition of the foods that contain iodine.
What should be practiced is increased intake of fruit and vegetable -citrus fruits, apricots, avocados, bananas, strawberries, plums,apple, peppers, carrots, asparagus, spinach, grains, legumes, chicken, and turkey. Also an important is the daily intake of vitamins C, E, B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B6 (pyridoxine), zinc, selenium and the amino acid tyrosine, which are rich in fish, meat and seafood (because these foods are rich in iodine) , dairy products and legumes.
People with hypothyroidism are prone to constipation, therefore, it is recommended to consume as much filtered water daily and to eat food that contains at least 30g of dietary fiber. It is known that the fibers run intestine and accelerate metabolism.
Avoid : cabbage, kale, broccoli, radishes, mustard, soy and soy products, peach, flax seeds, peanuts…
Increase your intake of filtered water
Regular and moderate exercise
Avoid soy products
Cut out gluten from the diet
Avoid coffee,cigarettes, and alcohol
Some studies claim that thyroid and in general, the entire endocrine system is closely connected with human emotions, especially with the emotion of love. Thyroid gland suffers, in people,who’s strongly survive all that is happening to them. On the bad actions of others correspond with a sense of deep grievance and outrage. Negative emotions are staying in the body (collected in the thyroid) as frozen, and she begins to suffer.
Emotions have to be moving. Relieve yourself from the accumulated negative emotions.