The thyroid gland is one of the most important organs in a human body because it produces thyroid hormones, which influence particularly every cell, and any under or excess production of the hormones have an immediate influence. The thyroid gland is relatively small and has the shape of a butterfly.
Why healthy thyroid gland is so important
Hormones produced by the thyroid gland affect all kinds of metabolism, bone growth, oxidative cycles, nutrition of the brain cells and nervous system, heart, renewal of skin and hair also depend on them considerably. Therefore, symptoms of such disorders are very diverse. According to doctors, people tend to forget about the vitally important organ, and often misinterpret this disorder‘s signs as fatigue, heredity or different health problems, while losing valuable time and exacerbating possible consequences.
In fact approximately a third of the world’s population has any of thyroid disorders, but in many cases these diseases are possible to be prevented and cured if diagnosed and treated in time.
The most common types of thyroid diseases include:
- Hyperthyroidism is a widespread hormonal disease caused by overactive thyroid function. Excessive thyroid hormones (T3 – triiodothyronine and T4 – thyroxine) are produced and poison the body.
- Hypothyroidism is an endocrine disease in which the underactive thyroid produces insufficient amounts of T3 – triiodothyronine and T4 – thyroxine, which slows down metabolism.
- Autoimmune thyroid disease – inflammatory disease of autoimmune nature
Selection of resources on thyroid diseases treatment
It’s very important to start treating a thyroid disorder at its earliest signs. The disregarded disease can lead to skin problems, fragility of hair, changes in cognitive functions (memory loss, irritability, etc.), changes in twilight vision, snoring, adenoma of the pituitary gland, anemia, secretions from the mammary glands, abundant menstruation.
Of course, a good experienced doctor can make the correct diagnosis and assign a therapy. But, at the same time, traditional medicine recognizes that it is not able to completely cure thyroid diseases, especially at later stages, and completely restore its functions. The treatment is mainly aimed at stopping the disease development and maintaining a stable hormonal background.
Thus it is very important to be aware of the first possible symptoms of thyroid gland diseases to be able to notice its earliest symptoms, and to know the most modern strategies in this area.
To help you with this, we’ve prepared an overview of information sources on thyroid diseases treatment, mostly from the doctors who have a thyroid disease themselves.
- Dr.Izabella Wentz – she has Hashimoto autoimmune thyroid disease and has created the Hashimoto’s Protocol that is a kind of a roadmap of healing steps that helps 80% of patients feel much better. Here is a video overview of her method.
- Dr.Amy Myers has suffered from Graves’ thyroid problem that has pushed her to investigate this problem deeply and create an informative website, blog, podcasts, online courses and ebooks.
- Dana Trentini – Science degree in Neuroscience, famous as a founder of Hyperthyroid Mom blog, she is followed by over one million people at Facebook. She had a hypothyroidism soon after her first pregnancy. Because of the faulty medication she lost her second pregnancy at early stage that pushed her to a detailed 7-years research of thyroid disease. Dana is the author of an amazing book “Thyroid and pregnancy” that can be a great help for women with thyroid who cannot get pregnant. At the age of 40 Dana is in her best health and gave birth to the second child.
- Sarah Ballantyne – created AIP diet (Autoimmune protocol diet) and wrote a book “The healing kitchen” where she describes how the diet works.