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.
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 –
“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.
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.
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 –
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.
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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