Monday, April 9, 2012

How to recognize thyroid gland disorder?

Sweat your hands? Your heart pounding intensified? Notice that your hair loss? RazdrÅūljivi you have a good dream you had for weeks? Do you recognize in these matters? If the majority of positive responses, the first thing you'd need to go to my doctor and ask for the control of thyroid hormone.

According to the World Health Organization in the world today is suffering from thyroid disease or to treat about 250 million people. The large number of patients is steadily increasing because more people under everyday stress and mental strains, resulting in thyroid diseases.

When the thyroid gland "crazy"

Thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located on the front of the door. There is almost none of the tissue or organ in the human body that is not influenced by thyroid hormones. Thyroid gland secretes two important hormones necessary for normal functioning and development of the human body: thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3).

Thyroid hormones in the body act to increase the general level of metabolism, boost mental processes, speeding up heart rate, breathing and digestion.

Thyroid hormones also affect the entire neuroendocrine system, and the impact on behavior and mood of a great general, therefore, normal levels of thyroid hormone is one of the key prerequisites for the normal functioning of the organism as a whole.

Weight gain, depression and sadness

Disruption of thyroid hormone can be interpreted in two ways: as an excess or deficiency of hormones. In case of excess hormones are called hyperthyroidism leads to excessive activity in the target tissue with many disorders such as anxiety, irritability, insomnia, increased sweating, hair loss, heart palpitations, diarrhea and weight loss.

Meals for sick thyroid

In the case of thyroid hormones, hypothyroidism, all tissues, "suffer from lack of energy", causing permanent fatigue, depression, sleepiness, weight gain, fluid accumulation in the body and digestive disorders (prison). In the case of hormones during development of the child, suffers the most nerve tissue, and hypothyroidism is one of the most common cause of mental retardation (cretinism) in children. 

Treatment of thyroid disorders

Based on the symptoms listed here can say that the hormonal activity of the thyroid plays a major role in preserving health and the quality of everyday life and that is why it is important to recognize the different symptoms and suspected thyroid disease and consult a doctor for help.

Basic results that will show whether the normal functioning of the thyroid may be made in all major cities, and today it includes the thyroid hormone and TSH and thyroid ultrasound. If blood tests show a lack or excess of hormones, further examination by specialist endocrinologists is necessary.

Long-term treatment and mandatory annual inspections

For the treatment of disorders of the thyroid gland commonly prescribed hormonal replacement therapy in pill form. The therapy is being introduced gradually, and the required dose is usually defined after several months of use. Following the introduction of the drug or dose changes, it takes some time, mostly to preiod six weeks, to create a new balance of hormones in the blood.

Doctors stress that it is very important, especially for women, to the annual medical examinations and tests include thyroid hormone, to the potential problems discovered in its infancy, and to avoid the fatal consequences such as loss or infertility.

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