The Thyroid Hormones and Metabolism Connection - Explained

  • Dr. Pravin Jain
  • August 25, 2021

The human body possesses several glands which help it to perform various functions by secreting specific substances called hormones. The thyroid is also one such gland which is a small butterfly-shaped organ that is situated in the front of the neck, wrapped around the windpipe (trachea.) Thyroid hormones control many important bodily functions and have a direct impact on the metabolism too. Treating the common illness efficiently, HomoeoCARE doctors offer effective homeopathy medicine for thyroid diseases that treat them efficiently right from their roots.

The Thyroid and Metabolism Connection

What is Metabolism?

Metabolism is the complex process by which calories from the food and drinks we consume are combined with oxygen to convert them into the energy our body needs to function. A lot of people experience weight loss or weight gain due to an imbalance of thyroid hormones.

The metabolism is regulated by the thyroid gland as it releases hormones into the bloodstream. By checking the level of hormones in your blood, you can then determine if you have any issues with your metabolism. The TSH plays a crucial role as it stimulates the pituitary gland to release low or high hormones, depending on your condition which ultimately affects your metabolism.

Benefits of Thyroid Hormones

  1. Fat metabolism: Thyroid hormones provide you with energy thereby increasing your basal metabolic rate (BMR) - which means your body burns fat even if you are not physically active.
  2. Carbohydrate metabolism: Carbohydrates from our food are broken down into a sugar called glucose whose production is stimulated by the thyroid hormones. Glucose is our brain’s energy source so it cannot function without the thyroid hormones.
  3. Body temperature: Thyroid hormones regulate the body’s internal temperature by protecting your organs from harsh cold weather during winters or the scorching heat in summers.
  4. Women’s menstrual cycle: Thyroid hormones help to maintain a regular menstrual cycle in women.
Thyroid Diseases
 
  1. Low Thyroid Hormone Levels - Iodine deficiency can cause Hypothyroidism which is caused due to low thyroid hormone levels in the body. Symptoms include rapid weight gain, excessive fatigue, hair loss, dry skin, irregular menstrual cycle in women, etc.
  2. High Thyroid Hormone Levels - Hyperthyroidism is a condition caused due to high thyroid hormone levels in the body. Symptoms include anxiety, sudden weight loss, high blood pressure, tremors, irregular heartbeat, difficulty in concentration or sleeping, etc.

How to achieve healthy thyroid hormone levels

In the case of an underactive thyroid, ensure to get the optimal amount of iodine whereas in the case of an active thyroid make sure to keep your weight in check, meditate and take the necessary medicines. Homeopathic medicine for hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism is one of the effective ways that can help to eliminate the illness right from its roots without any side effects.

Your body needs optimal thyroid levels to feel energised and fluctuations in those levels can have an adverse effect on your health. If you are experiencing symptoms of thyroid hormone imbalance, do not ignore them. Dr. Pravin Jain, one of the best homeopathic doctors in Mumbai, suggests getting a thyroid function test and treating it with homeopathy as it is one of the safest ways to treat the disease coherently.

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