Thyroid is one of the mainly common diseases that affect older women. Apart from this, cases of thyroid problems in women after pregnancy are also increasing. Thyroid gland is located right in the middle of the neck and it produces a hormone called thyroxin which plays a key role in managing the growth, energy and metabolism rate of the body. Because of this, thyroid troubles in women are closely related to weight gain or weight loss. Any dysfunction in the thyroid gland can lead to thyroid troubles that can affect women harmfully and hence this condition needs direct attention. Basically, there are two types of thyroid troubles hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
Hypothyroidism occurs when thyroid system is underactive and produces lower thyroxine than what is needed for the smooth performance of the body. It results in slowing the metabolism rate of the body and low or no energy making.
The symptoms of Hypothyroidism:
Cold hands and feet
Lowered immune system
Fatigue and weakness
Heavy menstrual periods
The symptoms of Hyperthyroidism:
Hyperthyroidism occurs when extreme thyroxin produced by the thyroid gland. It causes the metabolism rate to increase abnormally which too has a bad effect on various vital organs
Dry and clammy skin
Warmer hands and feet
Light menstrual periods