Women of all ages, even the girls can experience this kind of disorder. All this usually is associated with the radiation from the environment which we are exposed and cannot influence to.
Statistics show that in the world more than two billion people are suffering from some form of disorder of the thyroid gland and many declare that 70% if the world population suffer from this disorder.
Thyroid diseases often come with other diseases such as: diseases of the endocrine glands, depression, anxiety, heart disease, problems during pregnancy and other autoimmune diseases.
Thyroid gland secretes hormones like thyroxin- T4 and triiodothyronine- T3 which are regulated by the pituitary hormone thyrotropin- TSH. When the production of T3 and T4 is decreased the pituitary gland secretes larger amount of TSH so it strives to stimulate the thyroid gland with increased work and its high level of TSH causes hypothyroidism(reduced function) and vice versa.
This usually effects the women aged from 20 to 40 and men are not spared neither, they just do go very rarely to their medical appointments.
Thyroid disease is often replaced with heart disease due to its function which reduces the heart rate, increased heart rate and tachycardia. Often, hypothyroidism is replaced with depressive disorders due to its similar symptoms to anxiety and aggression. Some symptoms of malfunction of the thyroid gland can be recognized easily: abrupt weight gain or loss, fatigue, insomnia, irritability, swelling and feel of dumplings in the throat. At women also indicator of decreased function of the thyroid gland may be the disruption of the menstrual cycle.
Signs of accelerated work of the thyroid gland:
- Weight loss
- Increased sweating and urination
- Strong heart rate
- Expressive eye check bones
Sings of reduced work of the thyroid gland
- Weight gain
- Dry skin and hair loss
- Morning fatigue
- Evening fatigue
- Disturbed menstruation
- Disturbed sleep and sleepiness
Doctors warn women who have had a miscarriage to review the thyroid gland and its hormones, they warn also the women who are planning pregnancy because hormones of the thyroid gland can effect conception.