This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
It has been proved by Epidemiological studies estimation that over 200 million people have been diagnosed with an active thyroid disorder of which 80% are middle aged women. It is very common disorder that can affect an individual in various ways. It is very alarming as this disorder attacks more than 12 million people annually and many of them don’t even know that they are suffering from this disease.
Thyroid gland cause many diseases especially in women. The most common condition caused by thyroid glands in women is hypothyroidism (inactive thyroid) and hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). The thyroid gland is located in front of neck and it is butterfly shaped endocrine organ and produces hormones in the body.
This gland is also involved in regulation metabolism. The bad news for ladies is that any alteration in body’s metabolism as seen with thyroid disorders can affect your health, sleep, hair, mood and waistline.
Hair, health, figure and sleep all are important beauty factors in a woman’s life which can be affected by thyroid. Hair loss is the main side affect of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Proper thyroid performance is vital for normal hair growth.
Hypothyroidism the disorder caused by thyroid glands is more common nowadays. This disorder is common in women below 60 and some have this problem from ancestors. The most common cause of hypothyroidism is iodine deficiency.
The people who are suffering from this disease have symptoms such that fatigue, depression, forgetfulness, heavier periods, dry skin and hair, weight gain, mood swing, intolerance to cold and constipation. If you have a number of these symptoms then you need to check your thyroid hormone level tested. You don’t have to be worry about this. This disorder can be eliminated via medications.
Hyperthyroidism is the condition in which thyroid gland produce excessive hormones which leads the body into a state of metabolic overdrive. The symptoms of this disorder includes weight loss, heat intolerance, excessive sweating, anxiety, difficult in concentration, rapid heart rate, irritability, tremor of hand, menstrual abnormalities, fatigue, insomnia and skin thinning with hair loss.
This is the condition that is well controllable with wide variety o medications and in some cases through surgeries. This condition should not be left untreated. If left untreated, it can lead to many complicated diseases like heart problems, osteoporosis and also thyrotoxicosis.
Thyroid disorders are common nowadays throughout the world and are culprit to many problems. More and more women are being diagnosed every day. If you notice number of such symptoms of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism in you then you must go to check your thyroid hormonal level tested. Care is recommended if you are facing any thyroid caused problem especially during pregnancy.
Besides medications, regular visit to doctors is also highly advised as the nature of symptoms can vary from person to person and can easily be missed or ignored. Make some changes in your life style. Eat well and healthy. Try to cope up stress and don’t ignore even the mildest symptom.
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