How to Prevent Thyroid Problems?

What is the Purpose of Thyroid Gland?

The thyroid gland helps regulate your metabolism by making two hormones. These hormones are also useful for breaking down the food that you eat and converting them into energy via chemical processes.

Common Thyroid Problems:

Sometimes, thyroid reduces the production of hormones and sometimes, it increases the quantity. Due to some reasons, it could grow lumps of extra tissues that is another thyroid problem. It can also become enlarged in some cases.

Here are some common thyroid problems:

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Goiters
  • Nodules

What causes thyroid problems?

If the thyroid gland is not working properly, there could be one or more reasons. Some reasons for thyroid problems are enlisted below.

  • Autoimmune diseases can affect the thyroid gland.
  • Attack of viruses or bacteria on the thyroid can cause inflammation.
  • Cancers or tumors on the thyroid gland.
  • Non-cancerous lumps inside thyroid glands can also create problems.
  • Some medical treatments and medicines.
  • Sometimes thyroid problems are due to genetic orders.

How to Prevent Thyroid Disease?

You can prevent or lower the risk of thyroid disease by taking certain precautions. While some thyroid diseases are not avoidable and they need serious treatments.

  • Eat foods that are good for the thyroid gland. These foods include Seaweed, collagen, cod, dairy, shrimp iodized salt, tuna, eggs, and prunes.
  • Stop smoking and use of alcohol.
  • Some chemicals are toxic to the thyroid gland such as triclosan, BPA bisphenol, nonstick coating.
  • Use a thyroid collar during x-rays.
  • Don’t overconsume soy foods.



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Anna Smith

Anna Smith

My name is Anna. Friends call me Annie. I’m a writer by profession and foodie for love. I will share my thoughts on foods their benefits and side effects.