We might have come across numerous people, who might have thyroid or dealt with it. Ideally, we must have never tried to know about it unless the trouble was faced by us or someone close to. Let us today understand in simple terms about thyroid and not in depth scientific way. Thyroid and Insulin in the body are not diseases. It is a hormone present in everybody!
In simple terms; it is a gland which controls growth, energy metabolism and BMR which is there in our neck. The shape of this gland is like a butterfly. The thyroid secretes several hormones, collectively called thyroid hormones. The main hormone is thyroxine, also called T4. During childhood, it is required in appropriate quantities for brain development. Thyroid is controlled by the pituitary gland.
The Hierarchy in short as follows: Hypothalamus> Pituitary gland> Thyroid
The symptoms can be from mild to severe depending on lifestyle, age of person. If there is any disturbance or imbalance in thyroid hormones, it can lead to Goiter, Thyroiditis, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Graves disease, Thyroid cancer, Thyroid storm and nodule. If you deal with thyroid concern, you will definitely need to consult a doctor and get the tests done.The treatment will be advised by your physician according to the condition and stage.
Along with medications, you can even practice light aerobic activity, exercise, zumba. But this should be under the guidance of your doctor and not a fitness trainer! This article is posted about general awareness and you should never take any medication or assume about illness after reading blogs.