Thyroid: What is it and what could go wrong?
The thyroid gland, located in the front of the neck, is responsible for producing two hormones named thyroxine (T4) andtriiodothyronine (T3). These thyroid hormones are primarily responsible for:
• Regulating metabolism
• Controlling heart rate
• Assisting in digestive function
• Brain development
• Bone health
The production and regulation of thyroid hormone iscontrolled in our brain from the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland produces TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), which communicates with the thyroid gland on how much or little T3 & T4 to produce and release. The TSH level will fluctuate depending on body’s need for more vs less thyroid hormone. Sometimes, it can produce too much or too little TSH.
What can go wrong with my thyroid?
• Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) - not enough thyroxine is produced for the body’s needs.
• Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) - too muchthyroxine is produced for the body’s needs.
• Hypothyroidism is the most common disorder.
What are the most common symptoms of the most commonthyroid disorders that I might experience?
• Hypothyroidism: tiredness, feeling cold, weight gain, poor concentration, depression.
• Hyperthyroidism: weight loss, heat intolerance,anxiety, and, sometimes, sore and gritty eyes.
Sometimes a patient may experience very few symptoms. A simple blood test will confirm whether you have a thyroid disorder. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms or are concerned about your thyroid, call BioJust today and we can set you up with a FREE consultation with our patientadvocates to see if hormone restorative therapy is right for you. You can also book an appointment online here.