Hyperthyroid - multifactorial cause -
Hyperthyroid can cause irregular heart beat, fatigue, irritability, muscle weakness, irregular periods, weight loss, mood swings
It is diagnosed by blood tests, radioiodine uptake, thyroid scan and ultrasound
Untreated hyperthyroid can lead to thyroid storm
Diet and lifestyle changes
Medications and surgery
Yoga - bhramari pranayam
Ayurvedic therapy to treat the gland to make right quantity of hormones
Thyroid diseases are, arguably, among the commonest endocrine disorders worldwide. India too, is no exception. According to a projection from various studies on thyroid disease, it has been estimated that about 42 million people in India suffer from thyroid diseases.
A bit about our thyroid gland
- Thyroid gland, being a part of the endocrine system, is the only gland that absorbs iodine from food that we eat and uses it to make two hormones (T3 and T4).
- The crucial function of T3 (Triiodothyronine) and T4 (Thyroxine) is to break down calories, produce energy and boosts metabolism when released into the bloodstream.
- And it is important, two of the above shouldn’t be either too low or either too high.Above all, two glands in our brain -the hypothalamus and pituitary works a major role in maintaining the balance of T3 and T4.
- The hypothalamus produces TSH Releasing Hormone (TRH) that signals the pituitary to tell the thyroid gland to produce more or less of T3 and T4 by either increasing or decreasing the release of a hormone called thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH).