In today’s time it is common for women to have thyroid. In this blog we will understand what the science behind thyroid says. What type of it is and what are its symptoms and remedies.
Yes, the thyroid is a disease, but before the disease, we can name it the endocrine gland of the human body.
There are two types of glands in the human body – Endocrine and Exocrine gland
The endocrine glands secrete hormones in the blood while the exocrine glands secrete enzymes. Initially, the endocrine glands were thought to be separate from each other, but later it was seen that all these are interlinked.The brain is the centre of all endocrine glands. One of the major endocrine glands found in the body is the thyroid gland.
Thyroid gland is found in the throat of the human, ( similar to the image shown ) on both sides of the trachea. The thyroid gland consists of 2 lobes and both lobes are connected to the thin flap by the connective tissue.
There are two types of tissue in thyroid gland
1. Follicular tissue
2. Stromal tissue
There are follicular cells inside the follicular tissue. Follicular cells release two types of hormones
1. Tetraiodothyronine / thyroxin T4
2. Triiodothyronine / T3
The above hormones balance the amount of iodine present in the body and the deterioration of its balance causes a disease called thyroid. Thyroid disease can occur in two ways. When iodine is high in the body then it’s called ‘Hyperthyroidism’ and when iodine is reduced in the body is called ‘Hypothyroidism’.
Under this, there is a deficiency of iodine in the body. Then thyroid gland To meet this deficiency, it starts increasing its size (increase in TSH and decrease in T3 / T4) and those cells start accumulating near human throat which is called goitre disease.
During pregnancy, the levels of many hormones in women increase and decrease which increase the chances of hypothyroidism , due to which the baby growing in the womb is unable to develop and starts to become malnourished, along with stunted growth, mental retardation, Defectiveness is seen in low intelligence quotient, abnormal skin, deaf mutism etc. The menstrual cycle of women also becomes irregular due to hypothyroidism.
Due to cancer of thyroid gland or due to development of nodules of thyroid glands , the rate of synthesis of of and secretion of thyroid hormone is increase to abnormal high level leading to condition called hyperthyroidism which adversely affect the body physiology.
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
- A feeling of swelling or heaviness in the neck
- Skin dryness and hair loss
- Rapid weight gain
- Increased cholesterol in the body
- Feeling tired even on less hard work
- Muscle and Joint Pain
Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism
- Skin Sensitization
- Hair Loss
- Diarrhea problem
- Irregular periods in women
- Weight loss
- Lowering of cholesterol in the body
- Feeling tired and weak
Thyroid prevention measures
Thyroid is not an incurable disease, but its treatment lasts for a long time or can last a lifetime, but if proper treatment is not taken, the thyroid can become a form of serious cancer, so let us know the main ways to avoid thyroid so that your body I can balance thyroid level
NOTE – A person with thyroid should follow the following measures only after knowing his type (hypothyroidism / hyperthyroidism).
- Regular drug intake – On seeing the above symptoms, get your doctor checked early and take the medicines prescribed by him regularly on an empty stomach in the morning or according to the doctor’s advice.
- Yoga or exercise – Do Yoga or exercises that suit the type of thyroid regularly. For example, hypothyroidism involves throat extension, but patients of hyperthyroidism should not do this at all.
- Avoid excessive fried roast and spicy food.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Eat canned police station and fresh fruits and vegetables.
If the above measures are included in the routine, then the thyroid can be balanced in the body. Along with this, surgery is also an option for the treatment of thyroid. But it is unavoidable for an infected person to know the risks after surgery. Therefore, the option of surgery should be chosen only after proper consultation.