Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland situated under the pituitary gland does not produce the required amount of thyroid hormone. This hormone is necessary for proper functioning of the cells of our body and assist in metabolism. Any deficiency in this hormone would result in a host of problems in the human body.
There many people around the world with some form of hypothyroidism or thyroid dysfunction without even knowing that they have that disorder. Surgery, medications, iodine deficiency, dysfunction of the pituitary gland, and thyroid gland inflammation are some of the causes. The other causes could be chronic fatigue and weakness, weight gain or difficulty in losing weight, dry and rough skin, and abnormal menstrual cycles.
The symptoms are often associated with the symptoms of candida over growth and other fungal diseases. Diagnoses are the important one in the treatment. Diagnoses are always related with the symptoms. Some time symptoms are interrupted differently by the patient and by the physician. The other symptoms are mild swelling of the feet and legs, heavy lower eyelids, pain in the wrist due to compression of nerves.
The symptoms can be the list given above and also decreased sex drive, memory loss, depression and irritability, constipation, muscle cramps, hair loss or dry hair, and intolerance to cold. These symptoms should be watched for and treatment should be taken accordingly with the help of a medical practitioner or a health care provider.Hypothyroidism is diagnosed by a blood test. The TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone from the pituitary gland) level and T4 levels in the blood are tested.
The T4 level is the main thyroid hormone. The doctor who is checking these levels should be well aware to compare the TSH and T4 levels with the symptoms to identify whether the person is suffering from hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism is the over production of the thyroid hormone. Levothyroxine is administered for persons suffering from hypothyroidism. This is a synthetic thyroid hormone that is administered to compensate for the lower production of the hormone in our body.
Natural remedies are effective method. The herbs used in the natural remedies for hypothyroidism help to maintain healthy thyroid functioning. The herbs used in the natural treatment are fucus vesiculosis, it is a sea vegetable it contain iodine. Avena sativa is used for nerve disorder it is known as nerve tonic.