Overproduction of thyroxin by thyroid gland marks the onset of hyperthyroidism. Excess amount of thyroid hormone circulates in the bloodstream affecting several bodily processes. Hyperthyroidism, if not controlled appropriately or left untreated, may lead to complications, such as heart failure and osteoporosis. Therefore, it is important to take care of yourself if you have a history of hormonal imbalance. Let’s find out how you can curb the after-effects of hyperthyroidism.
If your condition doesn’t improve in spite of taking regular medicines, consult to your doctor before taking any further step.
Certain dietary changes may prove helpful in thwarting the negative effects of hyperthyroidism. However, it is advised that you consult your doctor first before making alterations in your diet.
Worsening of the symptoms of hyperthyroidism may lead to osteoporosis (bone loss). Therefore, it’s crucial for hyperthyroidism patients to increase calcium intake. Calcium can be consumed in form of dairy products, such as cheese, green veggies, such as turnip greens, raw kale and okra and calcium supplements. Those who are 50-year-old or above require around 1200mg of calcium per day and people below 50 need about 1000mg a day. Our body requires sufficient amount of vitamin D to absorb calcium, therefore, hyperthyroidism patients must increase their vitamin D intake.
You can mar the side-effects of hyperthyroidism by being aware of its symptoms. The common indicative signs of hyperthyroidism include:
If you are being treated or have received treatment for hyperthyroidism, maintain responsive communication with your doctor to manage the effects of hyperthyroidism even after the treatment.
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