What Problems with Your Thyroid Impact Your Health?Dr. Seemab Shaikh
The thyroid gland produces hormones that affect almost all metabolic processes in the body. Some disorders can be harmless and small that require no treatment, while others can be as life-threatening as cancer. Different ways thyroid impacts your health are as follows.
What is the reason behind thyroid problems?
All kinds of hyperthyroidism are because of the overproduction of thyroid hormones. But the condition can manifest in different ways.
Malfunction of the pituitary gland or cancerous growth in your thyroid gland
It can be rare, but hyperthyroidism develops due to these causes.
Nodules grow in your thyroid gland and start to secrete some thyroid hormones that upset the chemical balance of the body. Some goiters can have several nodules.
It occurs due to excessive production of the thyroid hormone.
Thyroid inflammation that makes the gland leak excessive hormones results in temporary hyperthyroidism that lasts up to a few weeks.
This drug can result in hypothyroidism.
Iodide in excessive amounts
Sinus and cold medicines, amiodarone, heart medicine, or contrast dyes before x-rays can expose you to iodine. You can be at risk of developing hypothyroidism if you had thyroid-related problems in your past.
Thyroid gland removal
The thyroid may have been removed surgically or destroyed chemically.
In an autoimmune disorder, the body attacks your thyroid tissue. This tissue dies eventually and does not produce hormones.
Symptoms of hypothyroidism:-
- Gaining weight.
- Feeling fatigued.
- Experiencing a hoarse voice.
- Sensitive to cold temperatures.
- Coarse and dry hair.
- Frequent menstruation.
Symptoms of hyperthyroidism:-
- Trouble sleeping.
- Sensitive to heat.
- Loss of weight.
- Irregular menstruation
- Eye irritation and vision problems.
If you are experiencing any thyroid problems, contact Dr. Seemab Shaikh in Pune.