Thyroid, one of the least known organ with important functions. It is involved in almost all metabolic processes in our body.
Why do we have thyroid problem?
- Autoimmune disease. Human body immune system attacks the thyroid and causes thyroid to produce too much or too little thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism/hypothyroidism).
- Too high or too low iodine intake.
- Bacterial or viral infection.
- Nodule or tumor present.
- Genetic disorder.
Difference between hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism
As usual, we are putting them into a table form
|Lower than normal||Thyroid hormone level||Higher than normal|
Stop here for a while
Now ask yourself “Does any two or more criteria mentioned above match my situation?” If your answer start with Y, you need to visit your doctor for diagnosis.
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