07 Feb 6 steps to heal your thyroid gland
In 1912, Japanese physician Hakaru Hashimoto first described Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, a chronic inflammation of the thyroid gland.
In recent years more and more people are visiting, anxiously, doctors, having a blood test or even an ultrasound, diagnosed with “Hashimoto’s thyroiditis” or “autoimmune thyroiditis”.
It is very possible that you will not notice any symptoms of Hashimoto’s disease at first. The disease usually progresses slowly over the years and causes chronic thyroid damage, resulting in a decline in the levels of thyroid hormones in the blood.
A patient with hypothyroidism due to Hashimoto’s disease can live a very good and comfortable life, receiving his treatment and without neglecting his regular tests by following the following:
What we should eat
Diet is the first thing to look out for. Some foods have been rumored to play a role in thyroid dysfunction, but this rumor is not necessarily linked to recent scientific evidence. For example, soy foods and the broccoli family (broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts) are said to cause thyroid dysfunction, but they also have many other health benefits. On the other hand, there are food groups that slow down your metabolism.
Gluten is one of them. If there is a thyroid problem, you should have a blood test to detect any hidden reaction to the gluten, which is found in wheat, barley, rye, oats and spinach. Sensitivity to gluten or a potential allergy can cause many different types of symptoms, from migraines and fatigue to weight gain.
Choose nutritious foods for your thyroid. The production of thyroid hormones requires iodine and omega-3 fatty acids and the conversion of inactive T4 to active T3 requires selenium. Fish (mainly sardines and salmon) are an excellent source of Ω3 and iodine.
Toxins can “slow down” your thyroid. Toxins and heavy metals, low levels of vitamin D, but also the burden on the body with bromine and chlorine inhibit the normal production of T3 and T4. Eating organic food and drinking filtered water can heal your thyroid.
Exercise stimulates the secretion of the thyroid hormones and increases the sensitivity of tissues to thyroid hormones throughout the body.
Detoxification is an important part of improving thyroid function. If you do not detoxify, your ability to lose weight decreases.
Stress negatively affects thyroid function. Treating the thyroid without treating chronic stress can cause more problems.
The thyroid is vulnerable and its function changes immediately under stress. Chronic emotional or metabolic stress can have a detrimental effect on thyroid function.
A common form of chronic stress – adrenal fatigue – can increase the risk for hypothyroidism. Adrenal exhaustion – fatigue occurs when your adrenal glands are unable to keep up with the normal needs created by stress.
Supplements that promote your thyroid function
Add to your diet multivitamins and minerals supplements that contain selenium, iodine, zinc, vitamins A and D and omega 3 fats (fish oil), which will be recommended by your doctor after specialized laboratory tests that will be performed.
Check your thyroid properly
Biochemical, specialized metabolic tests can detect malfunctions and identify deficiencies in your body.
Appropriate treatment is the one that ultimately brings the greatest benefit, according to the clinical results and the corresponding test indices.
Dr. Nikoleta Koini, M.D.
Doctor of Functional, Preventive, Anti-ageing and Restorative Medicine.
Diplomate and Board Certified in Anti-aging, Preventive, Functional and Regenerative Medicine from A4M (American Academy in Antiaging Medicine).
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