Hypothyroidism is also called underactive thyroid. It is the most common thyroid disorder. It happens when your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone, which is essential because thyroid hormone helps to regulate important body processes, such as your metabolism. But with low thyroid function, these body processes slow down.
Herbal Time Hypothyroidism replenish levels synthetic thyroxine, a medication that is identical to the T4 hormone.
Iodine is an essential mineral for thyroid function. Iodine deficiency is one of the most common causes of goiter development or abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland. Maintaining adequate iodine intake is important for most people, but those with autoimmune thyroid disease can be particularly sensitive to the effects of iodine, meaning that it can trigger or worsen hypothyroidism.
People with hypothyroidism should discuss any major dietary changes, especially when starting a high fiber diet, or eating lots of soy or cruciferous vegetables. Diet can affect the way in which the body absorbs thyroid medication.
During pregnancy, iodine requirements increase. Using iodized salt in the diet and taking prenatal vitamins can maintain the required levels of iodine.
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