Thyroid effects on women can be seen in everybody process. Most of us understand that the thyroid plays an important role in regulating our metabolic rate. Metabolism plays a large part in breaking down food into energy for your body to use, as well as clearing away any potentially harmful cholesterol build up. A sluggish thyroid means cholesterol can begin building up inside of your arteries and eventually lead to heart disease or stroke.
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Thyroid Effects On Women
The thyroid gland, located in the front of the neck, is responsible for producing two hormones that regulate metabolism and weight control: thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). These hormones are important as they help to convert food into energy.
When this conversion slows down or stops happening due to an underactive or overactive thyroid gland, symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain/loss, dry skin/hair, constipation or diarrhea can occur. Sometimes these symptoms can be caused by other conditions or diseases unrelated to hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism but a visit with your doctor will help identify if you have either condition. In addition to these symptoms, changes in estrogen levels can also cause these symptoms.
Symptoms of hypothyroidism typically develop gradually and include fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, depression, dry skin, menstrual irregularities and constipation.
Hypothyroidism is a condition that develops when your thyroid gland does not produce enough active thyroid hormone to meet your body’s needs. The most common cause of hypothyroidism is a condition called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. This type of hypothyroidism is an autoimmune disease in which your immune system incorrectly attacks the thyroid gland because it thinks the gland is a foreign invader. In addition to Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, other causes of hypothyroidism may be caused by other types of autoimmune diseases or exposure to radiation or certain drugs.
Symptoms of hyperthyroidism include restlessness, insomnia, headaches, tachycardia, increased appetite with weight loss, irritability, tremors or eye problems. Hyperthyroidism is due to an overproduction of T4.
Underdiagnosis and treatment, if hyperthyroidism is not treated it can lead to osteoporosis due to increased calcium excretion in the urine that happens because thyroid hormone increases bone turnover. Other complications include atrial fibrillation, congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, thyrotoxic crisis which may be life-threatening.
Thyroid Function Tests
A blood test can be done to determine levels of TSH, free T4, and free T3. A thyroid function test measures the level of these hormones in your system. This is often done after someone has been living with symptoms of thyroid dysfunction in order to find out why they’re still having these symptoms for so long. If your TSH levels are higher than normal, this may indicate hypothyroidism.
(TSH is secreted by the pituitary gland to stimulate the thyroid gland to produce hormones.) If it’s lower than normal, you could have hyperthyroidism. A low free T4 level means you most likely have hypothyroidism, and a high one means hyperthyroidism or Grave’s Disease (hyperthyroidism due to an overactive thyroid). A high free T3 suggests hyperthyroidism while a low one suggests hypothyroidism.
For both men and women, it’s possible for these hormone levels to fluctuate during different stages of life. But in some cases, hormonal changes can signal an underlying thyroid problem.
Hormonal Changes in Women
Women tend to be more susceptible than men when it comes to thyroid disease, particularly during puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. This is because hormonal changes can affect the thyroid gland’s ability to absorb iodine , causing less hormone production (and sometimes hormone disruption). Estrogen dominance (when estrogen levels are higher than progesterone levels) can also inhibit proper thyroid functioning. This is why women are at a greater risk of developing thyroid problems.
In fact, research shows that premenopausal women have a three-fold increased risk of developing hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism compared to men. Women should take extra care to support healthy hormonal balance during their menstrual cycle and during pregnancy.
Hormonal changes can also affect the way that diet and exercise affects your weight . Estrogen tends to carry fat around the hips, thighs, and buttocks while progesterone carries it around the stomach area. During menstruation, as estrogen levels drop, you may feel hungrier as fat gets pulled from the hips and transferred to the abdomen for potential baby-making reserves. This can make it easy for those who never learned to control their food intake to overeat or make poor food choices.
During menopause, estrogen levels decrease rapidly as progesterone production stops altogether. This can result in changes throughout your body such as hair loss, irregular periods, hot flashes, night sweats, osteoporosis, heart disease, depression, mood swings , insomnia, memory loss, weight gain (because fat moves from the hips to elsewhere), dry skin, vaginal dryness or atrophy (thinning ofthe vaginal walls), and an increased risk of autoimmune disease. A lack of estrogen increases your risk for heart disease, osteoporosis, and depression.
The Role of Diet and Supplements in Supporting Healthy Thyroid Function
It’s also possible to have a genetic predisposition that can influence how you metabolize foods . When a person is sensitive or allergic to gluten , which is found in whole grains such as wheat, barley, rye, spelt, kamut, triticale, bulgur, durum flour, farina flour (source) it can trigger inflammation throughout the body including the thyroid gland. In addition to avoiding gluten altogether when diagnosed with a sensitivity or allergy to it, using coconut oil instead of butter when cookingor baking can also help.
Coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides that are metabolized differently by the body than the long-chain fatty acids found in butter, beef tallow , and lard . A person who has a thyroid condition may need to boost metabolism with these foods while avoiding foods higher in saturated fat like full or whole milk products , cheese, ice cream, sour cream , butter, margarine, processed meats (sausages), red meat (beef, pork), bacon , chocolate chip cookies, pastries made with white flour or hydrogenated oils (CHDs) such as doughnuts .
Instead of sodium-laden seasoning packets I recommend using natural seasonings like garlic powder with lemon juice and paprika on your food. This can help to decrease your risk of developing hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism because it helps to regulate metabolism, lower blood pressure , reduce water retention, and prevent high levels of cortisol from being released into the bloodstream. It also regulates sodium and potassium levels in the body, which play a role in regulating heart rate .
You can replace iodized salt with Celtic sea salt or Himalayan pink salt , which provides more than 80 natural minerals needed for healthy thyroid function.
Other key nutrients include using filtered water instead of tap water to avoid fluoride, chlorine, and heavy metals that can interfere with the way the body metabolizes iodine; eating kale, collard greens , spinach , dandelions , broccoli , cauliflower (source) cabbage (red or green), zucchini (yellow or green), turnips , parsnips (sweet potatoes are also on this list); getting adequate amounts of vitamin D3 during the fall and winter months when sunlight is limited; taking selenium, zinc, magnesium etc.; exercising daily to help prevent water retention and weight gain; getting at least 8 hours of sleep per night so the body has time to detoxify and repair itself.
Health Risks of Malfunctioning Thyroid Gland
A malfunctioning thyroid gland can lead to many health risks. It may cause anxiety, insomnia, and an increased risk of obesity. Hypothyroidism is also associated with weight gain and depression. Hyperthyroidism, on the other hand, leads to weight loss and could cause an irregular heartbeat or high blood pressure.
It’s important to know how you react to your environment in order to stay healthy. For example, if you are eating dinner with family members who talk about weight-loss goals but don’t actually do anything practical to achieve them you might eat more than usual or become depressed due to their words. You could start eating fewer calories than normal because you’re feeling anxious about gaining weight again.
Hypothyroidism typically occurs because of a nutritional deficiency, especially if the thyroid gland isn’t getting enough iodine or it can also be attributed to autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks and destroys healthy cells. Treatment may include using supplements to replace missing nutrients in your diet , taking medication, receiving radioactive iodine therapy , or having surgery .
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