Thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland located in front of the neck and works like a remote control to regulate your metabolic processes, through its hormone thyroxine. Over or under production of this hormone both may lead to many disorders which may have serious adverse effects, unless regulated by diet, drug and lifestyle. Hypothyroidim, if left untreated may lead to raised cholesterol levels, increasing the chances of cardiac abnormalities, stroke or heart attack.
Some of the common symptoms described in case of an abnormal thyroid function are brain fog or mental confusion, mood swings, irritability, lethargy, abnormal weight loss or gain, facial puffiness, blurry vision, taste changes, hair loss, raise blood pressure, constipation or abnormal bowl movements.
Timely management with diet and lifestyle modifications is the key in tackling issues of hypothyroidism. Dietary modifications besides hormone supplementation can go a long way to manage this problem and keep you fit and healthy. Besides, the do’s and don’ts of food allowed or restricted in hypothyroidism also matter in optimum control of the thyroid levels. There are many myths prevalent among the lay public of what foods to be avoided, which may not be relevant at all.
We will help you dispel those myths and show you the right path to manage any thyroid problems without too many unnecessary restrictions.