Thyroid Diet for Patients

Diagnosed with thyroid problem? Confused what to eat and what not to? Stopped eating cabbage, cauliflower, radish etc? Relax and first understand what has gone wrong to plan your diet better.

What is thyroid gland and why is it important?

The thyroid gland, which malfunctioning makes you suffer so much is about 2 inch and around 20 gm in weight. It is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that sits near the base of your neck. It makes and stores two thyroid hormones – tri-iodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) -that affect nearly every cell in your body. Yes, directly or indirectly it controls/influences your –

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What is hypothyroidism?

“Hypo” means less and “hyper” means more. Hypothyroidism is under-active thyroid or low thyroid – a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone.

What goes wrong during hypothyroidism?

It all starts in the brain- in the hypothalamus-the headquarter of your body.
Hypothalamus produces Thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH). TRH stimulates the pituitary gland to produce Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). TSH further stimulates the thyroid gland to release two thyroid hormones, tri-iodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) into the bloodstream.

  • When T3 and T4 levels are low in the blood, the pituitary gland releases more TSH to tell the thyroid gland to produce more thyroid hormones. The condition is called hypothyroidism.
    • If T3 and T4 levels are high, the pituitary gland releases less TSH to the thyroid gland to slow production of these hormones. This is happening in hyperthyroidism.

No, the situation is not this simple. It is important to note that generally T4 secrets in greater quantity than T3 which is several times potent than T4. Most of the T4 is converted to T3 in the liver.

Therefore, not only thyroid gland, any problem in the hypothalamus, pituitary gland or in the liver can result in developing hypothyroidism in you. Therefore hypothyroidism is classified as –

  • Primary hypothyroidism- caused by inadequate function of the thyroid gland
  • Secondary hypothyroidism – caused due to inadequate stimulation of TSH from the pituitary gland
  • Tertiary hypothyroidism – caused due to inadequate release of TRH from the hypothalamus
  • Liver disease and hypothyroidism – liver disease hamper the conversion of T4 to T3 at multiple levels and can cause hypothyroidism (5,6)
  • Hashimoto thyroiditis –It is an autoimmune disorder. That means it is caused by a malfunction in your immune system. Instead of protecting your thyroid tissue, your immune cells attack the thyroid gland, leading to inflammation and reduce its ability to produce thyroid hormones and cause hypothyroidism. (7)

What are the factors influence hypothyroidism?

Have you ever thought about why it’s you? Why are you suffering from hypothyroidism? Why suddenly your thyroid or hypothalamus or pituitary or liver is not functioning the way they are supposed to? Try to figure out which of the following cause may be applicable for you.

  1.  Poor nutrition – Lack of certain nutrients such as iodine, selenium, vitamin D3, B12
  2. Lack of activity and exercise
  3.  Lack of sleep
  4. Excess stress
  5. Hormonal imbalance (during pregnancy/ menopause)
  6. Genetic (it’s rare)

Special diets are generally “fad diet”. These diets are restrictive in nature which increase the body’s stress level. Further stress suppresses thyroid activity leading the condition worst. Your body response way better with balanced nutrition rather with a fad diet.

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