Thyroid glad has a huge effect on nearly every aspect of our health; from weight to mood to heart rate to energy level. Here's a look at the many symptoms of hypothyroidism to help you stay prepared.
Thyroid is a Butterfly shaped gland that rests inside the neck, just below the Adams apple. Proper secretion of the hormones from the thyroid gland is essential for the normal functioning of the body.
The Thyroid Gland synthesizes and secretes 2 hormones namely T4 (Thyroxine) and T3 (triiodothyronine). These hormones affect metabolism,brain development, breathing, functioning of the heart and nervous system, body temparature, muscle strength, skin, menstrual cycles, weight and cholestrol.
Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland becomes underactive and does not produce enough thyroid hormones. It can affect growth, cellular process and many other body functions.
Symptoms of hypothyroidism
Hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland becomes overactive and starts producing excess of thyroid hormones. This can lead to increase in body's metabolism and result in many symptoms and ailments.
Symptoms of hyperthyroidism