Editorial - Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Research (2021) Volume 4, Issue 1
Important aspects associated with hypothyroidism
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, Michigan
- Corresponding Author:
- Richard Auchus
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Email: [email protected]
Accepted date: August 17, 2021
Citation: Auchus R. Important aspects associated with hypothyroidism. Clin Endocrinol. 2021;4(1):1
Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid): This may be a common endocrine disorder where the thyroid doesn?t create and release enough hormone into your blood stream, this hamper your body metabolism meaning your body makes less energy, and your metabolism becomes sluggish. The thyroid is found within the front lower a part of your neck. Hormones released by the gland travel through your bloodstream and affect almost every part of your body, from your heart and brain, to your muscles and skin.
Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid): This may be a common endocrine disorder where the thyroid doesn’t create and release enough hormone into your blood stream, this hamper your body metabolism meaning your body makes less energy, and your metabolism becomes sluggish. The thyroid is found within the front lower a part of your neck. Hormones released by the gland travel through your bloodstream and affect almost every part of your body, from your heart and brain, to your muscles and skin. Hypothyroidism might not cause noticeable symptoms within the early stages. Hormones produced by the thyroid - triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) have a huge impact on your health, affecting all aspects of your metabolism. Among other things, your metabolism affects your body’s temperature, your heartbeat, and the way well you burn calories, untreated hypothyroidism can cause variety of health problems, like obesity, joint pain, infertility and heart condition.
How hypothyroidisms effect your metabolism? The hormone helps control the speed of your metabolism. The faster your metabolism, the more calories your body burns at rest. People with hypothyroidism make fewer hormones. This suggests they need a slower metabolism and burn fewer calories at rest. Having a slow metabolism comes with several health risks. It's going to leave you tired, increase your blood cholesterol levels, and make it harder for you to reduce .If you discover it difficult to take care of your weight with hypothyroidism, try doing moderate or high intensity cardio. This includes exercises like walking, running, and rowing. Research shows that moderate to high intensity aerobics may help boost your hormone levels. In turn, this might help speed up your metabolism. People with hypothyroidism may additionally enjoy increasing protein intake. Research shows that higher protein diets help increase the speed of your metabolism .The most common explanation for hypothyroidism is thyroiditis. Swelling and inflammation damage the thyroid gland's cells.
Hashimoto’s disease, thyroiditis or inflammation of the thyroid, congenital hypothyroidism or hypothyroidism that's present at birth, surgical removal of part, radiation treatment of the thyroid and thru some medicines. Less often, hypothyroidism is caused by an excessive amount of or insufficient iodine within the diet. When your thyroid doesn't produce enough hormones, the balance of chemical reactions in your body are often upset. Then your body causes irregular functions: The immune system attacking the thyroid gland; Pregnancy (often called postpartum thyroiditis); Viral infections (common cold) or other respiratory infections. Your system is meant to guard your body’s cells against invading bacteria and viruses. When unknown bacteria or viruses enter into your body, your immune system responds by sending out fighter cells to destroy the foreign cells. Sometimes, your body confuses normal, healthy cells for invading cells. This is called an autoimmune response. If the autoimmune response isn’t regulated or treated, your system can attack healthy tissues. This can cause severe medical issues, including conditions such as hypothyroidism. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition and the most common cause of an underactive thyroid. This disease attacks your thyroid gland and causes chronic thyroid inflammation, this can reduce thyroid function. The most common signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism include: Fatigue, Weight gain, Puffy, sensitive face, Constipation, Feeling cold, Decreased sweating, Slowed heart rate, Elevated blood cholesterol, Dry skin, thinning hair, Impaired memory, Fertility difficulties or menstrual changes, Muscle weakness, Muscle stiffness, aches, and tenderness, Pain and stiffness in your joints.
Foods to be taken, There are plenty of foods that support healthy thyroid function. Focus on filling your plate with many plant-rich foods. Leafy vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seed, and zinc-rich legumes like peas, lentils, chickpeas, and beans. These foods contain amino acids like tyrosine, B-complex vitamins, and minerals like selenium, and antioxidants, all of which support thyroid health. Sea food-Tuna is rich in selenium, iodine, and tyrosine, all nutrients needed for the production of thyroid hormones. Selenium helps convert T4 into T3, but, it also protects the thyroid from radical damage since it's an antioxidant mineral. The thyroid needs both tyrosine and iodine to supply thyroid hormones.