So what is your thyroid?
It’s a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck that makes hormones. These hormones enter your blood and then make their way to every cell in your body.
𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐞 𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐧 your 𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐲𝐫𝐨𝐢𝐝 𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐬. This lets us know that 𝐭𝐡𝐲𝐫𝐨𝐢𝐝 𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐄𝐒𝐒𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐀𝐋.
Your thyroid hormones play an important role in helping your body function correctly.
An unexplained change in weight is one of the most common signs of a thyroid disorder. Hypothyroidism is a common disorder and it is what we are going to be talking about today.
Let’s start off by talking about some symptoms you may have with hypothyroidism….
feeling cold, a slower heart rate, changes in your energy or mood, hair loss, “foggy brain” a puffy face, dry skin, brittle nail, numbness or tingling in the hands, constipation, abnormal menstrual cycles.
CAUSES OF HYPOTHYROIDISM
The most common cause of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s disease. This is an autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks the thyroid gland. I want you to be sure to note here that Hashi’s and hypothyroidism are not the same thing! Hypo is a problem with your thyroid gland and Hashimoto’s is a problem with your immune system.
Other Causes of Hypothyroidism
a problem with the pituitary gland, temporary inflammation of the thyroid or medications that affect thyroid function.
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