Thyroid hormones. Symptoms of hypothyroidism.

Most of the diseases we encounter in adulthood are the result of our habits and lifestyle, rather than genetics or bad envirоnment.

One of the organs of our body that suffers greatly from an unhealthy lifestyle is the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is most seriously affected by an unnatural, non-physiological lifestyle.

The fact is that there are no other reasons for any hormonal imbalance than our  inattention to our mental and physical state.

But the main thing is to understand the problem and its causes in time and get on the path of physical and mental health.

🔹What are thyroid hormones?

Let’s talk about T3-triiodothyronine and T4-thyroxine.

T3 is the result of the breakdown of T4, an important process that is stimulated by thyroid – stimulating hormone (TSH).

T4, in turn, is synthesized from the amino acid tyrosine.

Why are they called that?

It’s simple. T3 contains 3 iodine atoms, and T4 contains 4.

It is a sufficient amount of T3 that determines the level of energy and the well-being of the body as a whole.

But its deficiency is a delay in development and other problems, which we will talk about later.

 

🔹The processes in which thyroid hormones are involved:

1. Breathing.
2. Energy synthesis.
3. Heart rate.
4. Cognitive functions.
5. Mood.
6. Body weight
7. The condition of the muscles.
8. Menstrual cycles.
9. Thermoregulation.
10. Cholesterol level.
11. Growth and development.
12. The state of the intestine.
13. Digestion.

No more, no less, right?

Symptoms of hypothyroidism (reduced thyroid function):

-Bad sleep.
-Increased fatigue.
-Problems with concentration.
-Depression.
-Hypersensitivity to cold.
-Slowing of the pulse.
-Weight gain.
-Dry skin and hair.

📌An extremely important aspect for the synthesis of T3 is the normal amount of iodine and selenium.

Brazil nuts – are high in selenium. It is also found in animal kidneys, eggs, liver, seafood, sunflower seeds, and fish.

Iodine should be monitored with the help of an endocrinologist.

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