Thyroid gland is an endocrine gland which is a small butterfly shaped situated at the base of your neck. It is a very vital gland and has a huge influence on your health. Thyroid gland is responsible for producing hormones which regulates body’s metabolic rate, brain development, digestive system, heart rate, body temperature and bone maintenance. It is essential for all the cells in the body to function properly.
Thyroid gland produces two major hormones that are secreted into the blood: Thyroxine and Triiodothyronine. If there is an excess of secretion of these hormones from the gland, the body cells work faster than normal which is referred to as Hyperthyroidism. Whereas, if your thyroid gland doesn’t generate enough of these hormones from the gland, the cells will work very slow this condition is known as Hypothyroidism.
Symptoms of overactive thyroid gland – Hyperthyroidism:
- Weight Loss
- Irregular heart beat
- High level of anxiety
- Excess sweating
- Mood swings
- Frequent bowel system
Symptoms of underactive thyroid gland – Hypothyroidism:
- Weight gain
- Cold hands
- Dry skin
- Pain in the muscles and joints
- Loss of hair
- Irregular menstrual cycle
When to visit a Doctor?
If you are experiencing definite symptoms of either Hyperthyroidism or Hypothyroidism, you should refer to a doctor immediately. Consult our team of experts at Bansal Global Hospital immediately