The Thyroid Gland – An Important Butterfly

The word "thyroid" is usually pronounced with a worried shake of the head. "Yes, the thyroid gland – this is serious …." While everyone knows that the thyroid gland – this is not a disease. Just thyroid gland – is very important and very modest body so modest that we forget about him, not only when he is healthy, but when his problems begin. The most common case – hypothyroidism. Constant fatigue, sleepiness, depressed mood, abnormal sensitivity to cold, lowered immunity – in short, a complete breakdown, as if the battery is over. And the list – still very short. The thyroid gland is like a butterfly.

Its "wings" are called side lobes, grasping both sides of the trachea, and connected to the front jumper. Thyroid tissue consists of numerous bubbles – the follicles, which is accumulated through the consumption of iodine. Here, of iodine and the amino acid tyrosine gives rise to two important hormones for the body – thyroxine and triiodothyronine. Under the influence of these hormones amplify all metabolic processes, which ultimately promotes vitality, energy and endurance man increases his intellectual capabilities. In particular there is an intense fat burning naturally dispose of the hated overweight.

Hypothyroidism – a significant reduction in the concentration thyroid hormones in the blood. Besides the already mentioned loss of strength is a condition characterized by vascular dystonia and impaired heart rate, swelling of the face and extremities, weight gain, sleep disturbances and memory impairment. As you can see, all the symptoms are nonspecific, which is very difficult to diagnose hypothyroidism. One of the causes of hypothyroidism is iodine deficiency. In this case, if the disease is not running, will help to preparations containing organic iodine (eg, in an extract from seaweed), the most easily digested. As expressed, severe cases, treatment is only just hormones – iodine in this situation will not help. However, it is right and vice versa – the concentration of hormones is excessive. It's also no good: tachycardia, arrhythmia, sweating and intolerance to heat, problems with the gastrointestinal tract and increase in blood sugar levels, mental imbalance and irritability. Such a condition called hyperthyroidism (thyrotoxicosis or that is literally poisoning iodine hormones). Hyperthyroidism can be caused by thyroid dysfunction that occurs due to iodine deficiency. As a result of ongoing emergency work is a kind of imbalance, which resulted in the gland begins to produce hormones on the principle "as much as possible." Even more enhanced effect with excessive consumption of iodine-containing preparations on the background of previous long-term iodine deficiency. Some thyroid problems are not linked to the consumption of iodine. In these cases, "Butterfly" attacks the body's own immune system – so that such diseases are called autoimmune. Their mechanism is much more complicated and still insufficiently explored. In our power with you until you no wrong