Thyroid is a gland located in the neck whose main function is to regulate metabolism, growth, and energy. It releases 2 hormones in the blood vessels, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). When either of these 2 hormones is imbalanced, there occur thyroid disorders which can be of 2 types, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. The first one means excessive production of the thyroid hormone while the latter means poor thyroid function.
The signs for hyperthyroidism are: sleep problems, sudden weight loss, anxiety, nervousness, irritation, rapid heart rate, heat sensitivity, and diarrhea. On the other hand, the signs for the hypothyroidism are hair thinning, weight gain, fatigue, muscle pain, dry skin, cramps, cold sensitivity, concentration difficulties, and etc.
The main reasons for Thyroid Disorders are:
Hyperthyroidism can be also caused by thyroiditis, Graves’ sickness, or toxic adenomas, whereas hypothyroidism might be caused by iodine overexposure, thyroid removal, or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
Therefore, we recommend a few natural ways to treat and prevent thyroid disorders:
Eat Healthy – Proper diet intake is essential for a good health. Avoid processed and sugary foods, refined flours, and eat more omega- 3 fatty acids, selenium, zinc, and iodine.
Detoxify Your Body – Remove all of your bodily toxins with heat therapy or a sauna session.
Manage Stress – Try doing some programs for stress management and start doing some relaxing activities so to get rid of the tension and calm down, such as breathing techniques, yoga, meditation, walks, and etc.
Exercise Regularly – Doing exercises on a regular basis will optimize the thyroid hormone production.
Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy – In order to treat the thyroid disorders effectively, your doctor should prescribe you with some thyroid therapy.
Nutritional Supplements – before taking some of the nutritional supplements for treating thyroid problems, consult your nutritionist or physician first.
The best way to prevent of thyroid disorders is to reduce the gluten intake and dairy products. Eat healthy, manage stress, cleanse the body from toxins and metals in order to prevent thyroid disorders.