Hypothyroidism is a disorder that mostly affects women of all ages. It is a chronic illness that involves the thyroid gland. Thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland situated at the base of the front of your neck.
Hypothyroidism is a condition whereby the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone for the body.
Thyroid hormone is responsible for heart rate, body temperature and all aspects of metabolism. The thyroid hormone helps control the speed of your metabolism. The faster the metabolism, the more calories the body burns.
Some people are born with this disorder, but many develop it throughout the years. Medical Officers don't usually pick up the condition, even after the patient has explained symptoms. Sometimes patients have to specifically order the doctors for T3 and T4 blood tests.
Symptoms Of Hypothyroidism
Always feeling tired
Unexplainable weight gain
Sore joints, etc
Diet for people with hypothyroidism
Good food: Iodine, Selenium and Zinc
A balanced diet that includes Eggs, vegetables, fruits, fish, meat and chicken
Untreated hypothyroidism can lead to heart diseases, goiter, mental health problems and infertility.
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