Thyroid - What all should you be aware of?

Thyroid - What all should you be aware of?

We all know that thyroid can be quite a pain. However, what are the symptoms that you need to be aware of to know if you have got thyroid?


Here is a look!

Thyroid gland, which is located in the front neck, is an essential organ of the human body.  This gland produces thyroid hormones responsible for maintaining the metabolism of the body.  The over or under-function of the thyroid gland results in the Thyroid disease.Thyroid disorder ranges from a harmless small goiter to thyroid cancer which is life threatening.  Abnormal production of thyroid hormones results in hyperthyroidism and insufficient hormone production lead to hypothyroidism. You are at higher risk of getting thyroid problem, if you have a family history of Thyroid.  



Hypothyroidism is a condition wherein the thyroid gland is underactive, surgically removed or chemically destroyed.  This condition is diagnosed by blood test.A disorder of the pituitary gland or thyroid gland results in hypothyroidism.


v  Reduction in sweating.

v  Irregularities in menstrual cycle.

v  Constipation.

v  Fatigue due to depressed nervous system.


Hypothyroidism is treated with hormone replacement drugs.  Dietary changes, practicing particular yoga poses, and other types of complementary approaches help in curing of hypothyroidism.


This is a condition wherein the gland is overactive and excess of thyroid hormone is produced.  Sometimes viral illness also leads to hyperthyroidism.  Other reasons may be autoimmune Graves’s disease or thyroid nodule excess production of thyroid hormone. If the condition of Thyroid is not treated, it can lead to bone problem, heart problem or even a dangerous condition which is more properly known as thyroid storm.



Sometimes hyperthyroidism may have no symptoms at all or you may have the following:

v  Weight loss even though you eat the same.

v  Shaky hands, faster heart beats or breathing problems.

v  Feeling of nervousness, tiredness or weakness.

v  Red and itchy skin.

v  Excessive and prolonged menstrual bleeding.

v  Increase in blood cholesterol levels.


Hyperthyroidism treatment includes antithyroid pharmacotherapy, symptom relief or thyroidectomy.

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  • Top Member

    Great information to share on Thyroid. I have shared your post Nena.

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