10 things you must know about thyroid deficiency in men
Men who have an underactive thyroid do not have all of the same symptoms that women have. They will experience some of the same vague symptoms, but men are more likely to ignore the symptoms until they become truly bothersome because they will think there are other causes for their discomfort.
- Thinning of the hair
- Intolerance to cold temperatures
- Muscle aches
- Muscle soreness
- Aches in the joints
- Swelling of the mammary glands
- Increased weight
- Lower amounts of sexual desire
- Swelling of the thyroid gland
10 things you must know about thyroid deficiency in pregnant women
Thyroid deficiency often occurs in pregnant women. This may be a result of the increased demands placed on the body while the women are pregnant. This condition can cause a range of symptoms and side effects.
- Pregnant women with this condition may gain more weight than they would if their hormone levels were correct
- The women are often depressed
- The women are often irritable and have frequent mood swings
- The women often have their thyroid gland swell which is both unsightly and uncomfortable
- The women could have a child that is born prematurely due t0o the deficiency
- The women could experience hair loss or thinning hair
- The women could lose their babies or have their babies die in the womb
- The women could experience greater amounts of fatigue than is normal
- The women could experience fever and chills with severe muscle aches if the condition worsens
10 things you must know about thyroid deficiency in infants
Unfortunately there are infants that are born with a thyroid deficiency. This can be a very dangerous condition in children. Most countries have policies that include the checking of infant blood to measure their thyroid production. In countries where home births are still done frequently the number of infants that suffer extreme consequences of the disease is higher.
- Infants born with this condition should have a daily medication to correct their thyroid hormone levels
- Infants that are born with this condition should be monitored closely so the doctor can tell when they no longer need the oral medication
- Infants with this condition often so not grow to the same size as infants that do not have the condition
- Infants that have this condition can be brain damaged
- Infants that have this condition that is not treated will lack muscle coordination
- Infants that have this disease that is left untreated will likely never walk
- Infants that have this disease that is left untreated will likely never talk
- Infants that are treated for the condition shortly after birth will likely make a full recovery in a few weeks
- Infants that have this condition at birth may be born to mothers who had hormone imbalances during pregnancy
- Infants that have this disease may have it because their families are predisposed to the condition
10 things you must know about thyroid deficiency and the food you eat
- The foods you eat may play a big role in preventing conditions that are linked to hypothyroidism.
- Iodized salt provides the thyroid gland with iodine to make the T3 and T4 hormones.
- Liver is high in iron and can help prevent an iron deficiency
- All organ meats have high iron content.
- Raw cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, kale, turnip greens, and mustard greens may cause goiters.
- Peaches, pears and strawberries should be cooked
- Over processed foods can cause complications with hypothyroidism
- Weight gain is common so you should watch your fat and carb intake
- Six small meals are better than 3 large ones
- Grill meat when possible