Symptoms and Causes For Hypothyroidism

20/12/2010 17:29

Millions of people suffer from some form of thyroid disease. The vast majority, which accounts for about 80 percent of the United States population, have an under active thyroid (also known as hypothyroidism. Several factors can cause the thyroid to reduce its production of thyroid hormone. One very common cause of low thyroid levels is an autoimmune disorder called Hasimoto's thyroiditis, in which the body launches an internal attack on its own healthy thyroid issues, destroying the gland's ability to produce thyroid hormone.Symptoms of Hypothyroidism are not that singular that may help in confirming the under activity of the thyroid gland. But careful observations of few symptoms can help to affirm hypothyroidism. These include fatigue and tiredness, menstrual disorders, heart palpitations, thrush, poor concentration, dry and brittle hair resulting in hair fall, pains in muscles and joints, abnormal weight gain and many more. Sometimes there is a swelling in the neck or larynx and the condition is called Goitre. Hypothyroidism can be diagnosed by testing the levels of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), T3 and T4 hormones and their interactions.

Hypothyroidism as with all Thyroid disorders can affect anyone, men, women and children however it is much more common in women over the age of 40 years.Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is the resultant product of testosterone coming in direct contact with the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase that is found in the skin and the scalp. DHT binds to the receptor sites in hair follicles on the scalp, preventing continuous healthy hair growth. This majorly affects men who lose hair first in the temporal area, then on the crown and lastly in the vertex area.Hypothyroidism is caused by an inflammation of the thyroid gland which then kills the cells in the thyroid which then makes it incapable of providing sufficient hormones to keep it going. There are many hypothyroidism symptoms and treatments. In this article I will go over some symptoms that come along with this disease to allow you to become more aware of what hypothyroidism is all about. I will also go over a treatment for one of the most complaint about symptom. The purpose is to educate you so you can educate and help others in the same manner.

If properly diagnosed, doctors normally prescribe thyroid hormone pills  to treat hypothyroidism. Most people will begin to feel better within days or weeks. You will notice that the symptoms will start dissipating, however, you may likely need to keep taking the pills for the rest of your life.A perennial plant known as Black Cohosh is basically found in North America. It is very effective in the treatment of thyroid and they are available in the market as dietary supplement.

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