Fatigue is one sign of a slow thyroid - find out the other five*
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the lower neck area just in front of the windpipe. It regulates metabolism, body temperature and heart rate. The function of the heart, liver, kidneys and skin is directly related to this small organ. Normal thyroid function is important for the health of the whole organism.
How does the thyroid work?
The thyroid is an endocrine gland also called the hormonal gland. This means that it synthesizes and releases hormones that are released into the body fluids, especially the blood. Two important hormones that the thyroid produces are triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). To make the two hormones, our bodies need iodine (a mineral found in sea salt, iodized salt, and in seafood or fish) and tyrosine (an amino acid found in protein foods).
The most common thyroid problems
- Skin problems
With an underactive thyroid, the skin can become dry, rough and cracked.
- Hair loss
An increase in hair loss can occur. Pay close attention to your hair and your scalp, issues there can be an indicator of thyroid problems.
- Bowel problems
The health of our intestines also depends on our hormonal balance. Constipation is often associated with an underactive thyroid.
Exhaustion, often caused by a lack of sleep, is an alarming sign of an underactive thyroid. Therefore try to get enough sleep every day!
- Sensitivity to cold
The ability of our body to regulate temperature also depends on the functioning of the endocrine system. An underactive thyroid can mean that we are constantly cold or that we often have cold hands and feet.
- Weight fluctuation
Weight gain or weight loss can be a very important indicator of thyroid health. If we gain weight without changing our diet or immediately after a diet, it can be a sign of an underactive thyroid.
The thyroid and body weight
Did you know that hormones produced by the thyroid gland have a huge impact on body weight and fat burning? And it is precisely your weight that can be the most important sign of thyroid problems.
Do you recognise yourself in the problems listed above?
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*Disclaimer: The effects of the product may vary between individuals and could differ from those described on the website. Our products are not intended to prevent, treat or cure any disease or serious illness. Maintaining a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle is important.