The thyroid gland produces vital hormones that help our body to function. Its primary role is to regulate metabolism and energy use. Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland fails to produce enough thyroid hormone.
Causes of Hypothyroidism
- Iodine Deficiency
- Autoimmune condition — the most common cause of primary hypothyroidism is an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s disease.
- Physical and mental stress — The physical body becomes stressed when it is not able to accommodate lifestyle factors such as fast food, disturbed sleep patterns, and environmental risk factors. Mental stress can arise from work pressure, emotional weakness, grief, or family disputes.
- Elevated cortisol levels – Cortisol is a hormone which, under normal conditions, acts as a protective mechanism against stress. When stress is prolonged, cortisol causes the tissues to no longer respond to thyroid hormone signals. Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) becomes elevated while T4 and T3 may still show within the normal range.
In Ayurveda, we help suggest to promote the natural healing process of body so that the imbalances can come to balance naturally.
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