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The thyroid gland incl. thyroid gland is a gland of intracorporeal secretion, which is located at the base of the neck and has the shape of a butterfly. After the brain and the heart, it is one of the most important organs. It performs many functions over the body.
Thyroid hormones are used to regulate heart rhythm, breathing, metabolism, blood pressure, menstrual cycle, body temperature and much more. It follows that a well-functioning thyroid affects most body functions. And any fluctuation can lead to many diseases.
As with any secretory gland, there may be disturbances of production, both under- and over-functioning. Each of them has different symptoms. Due to the amount and non-specificity of the symptoms, it is difficult to diagnose thyroid diseases.
There are 2 types of hypothyroidism: classical hypothyroidism and autoimmune chronic lymphatic thyroiditis, which is called Hashimoto disease.
The most common symptoms of thyroid dysfunction include slowing of many body functions, including metabolism, chronic fatigue, memory problems, lack of sensitivity to cold or cold, muscle spasms, stiffness, joint pain, emotional instability, severe hair and eyebrow loss irregular menstruation, infertility and weakness.
Due to its autoimmunity, Hashimoto may cause symptoms of both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Therefore, it is the most difficult disease that can be diagnosed by doctors.
The most important point is the regulation of thyroid function by appropriate drugs prescribed by a specialist for endocrinologists. The most common medications are preparations containing L-levothyroxine.
Nevertheless, a balanced diet has a supportive effect!!!
Symptoms of thyroid overfunction include: rapid weight loss (with difficulty getting back to a good body weight), rapid heartbeat, anxiety, eye shaking, tremor, irritability, menstrual disturbances, fatigue, heat intolerance and increased appetite (with faster metabolism).
Very common are concomitant diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux disease, constipation, bloating, rash, allergies and other non-specific diseases. Deficiency symptoms, anaemia, fluid bowel syndrome, food intolerances, gum disease, poor stress resistance and hypoglycaemia may also occur.
Due to the frequent occurrence of accompanying diseases, the immune system is very often overloaded (adrenal hormone release disorders, bacterial flora disorders, digestive problems, detoxification problems and chronic inflammation can also be added).
Coexistence of celiac disease is observed in a growing proportion of the population. It is also an autoimmune disease, also known as gluten-dependent visceral disease. Only in this situation is an absolute gluten-free diet introduced. In other cases it is not advisable.
Unfortunately, there is not the best medicine for all these symptoms, even levothyroxine treatment alone can not only regulate thyroid function, which is why dietary support is so important for any thyroid dysfunction.
Thyroid – support in the proper functioning of the thyroid gland
- Support of the immune system
- Limiting the development of inflammation in the body
- antioxidant support
- Support in detoxifying the body (liver)
- Probiotic therapy and support of normal bowel function
- Reduce stress as much as possible or manage it better
- Genetic prevention (if you have cases of thyroid disease in your family, there is a very high risk that you will inherit it)
Unfortunately, very often autoimmune diseases may coexist in the body, so it is worth doing more research if you have any symptoms of any of them.
There is not really an ideal diet regimen for people with thyroid dysfunction. The diet is checked individually.