ever met someone that balance their diet and seems to gain weight extremely? Well,
maybe it has to do with the unbalance their thyroid hormone. Hypothyroidism is
when the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroxine. Some common causes of hypothyroidism is
inflammation of the thyroid (goiter), which makes the autoimmune to turn on producing
antibodies that attack the thyroid gland and thyroxine is not produce. Thyroxine is a hormone that regulates the
metabolism system. Therefore, if
thyroxine hormone is not present in the body the basal metabolic rate is very
slow making the patient gain weight, which is most common in women than in men.
Many women suffer from depression because
of the stress of losing weight and don’t realize is because of their hormones imbalance.
Therefore, many patients are prescribed lithium a medication that treat depression
and bipolar disorders. It is necessary to be treated immediately because the long-term
effects can cause infertility or birth defects. In the
other hand, overproduction of the thyroid hormone or hyperthyroidism is
also more common in women than in men younger than 40 years old. Thyroid hormone is important for the immune
system to fight infection, but too much reproduction can also cause
autoimmunity. Some system included
excess sweating, fast heart rate, puffy eyes, and anxiety. Some treatments are medication Beta-blockers
or the removal of the thyroid. Iodine
produces the thyroid hormone therefore, eating foods that contain iodine are highly
recommended. Some of the foods that contain iodine minerals are seafood and
seaweed. However, over eating this foods
can also cause other diseases.