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What Will Cause Hypothyroidism? Explanations And Details

<br/> <br/> <br/>When a person has hypothyroidism, their thyroid gland no longer produces adequate amounts of hormones. This is a fairly common condition that has quite a few different causes. Thyroid disorders can be diagnosed by various medical tests, and if you have hypothyroidism your doctor can help you identify the cause and plan a course of treatment. In this article we'll be looking at some of the more common causes of hypothyroidism.<br/><br/>Hypothyroidism is typically a byproduct of a surgical procedure on your thyroid. At times, it is necessary to remove your thyroid gland as it may become cancerous with a malignant or benign tumor. When this happens, your body will be lacking in the hormones normally produced by this gland.<br/><br/>Anyone that suffers from hypothyroidism, therefore, may have to supplement the lack of hormones in their body. Your thyroid gland actually consists of two separate lobes. If one of them is faulty, it will be read more removed. The other one will remain so that it can produce hormones for your body. Keep in mind that if you do have surgery for this procedure, hypothyroidism can happen as a result. There are some foods that will put you at a greater risk of hypothyroidism; particularly if you are already prone to this condition. Goitrogens are the term given to the foods that may encourage the growth of your thyroid gland or result in a goiter. Soybeans are a culprit in this mix; they are not a good thing to eat when you have this condition. This includes tofu, soy milk, soy sauce and tempeh. Cabbage, kale, turnips and cauliflower are just a few of the vegetables that will not be a good idea to eat if your thyroid is under producing hormones. Although most of us do not need to be concerned about these particular foods; those of us with hypothyroidism issues do.<br/><br/>Anyone that has hypothyroidism may also have a brain hormone disorder or imbalance. Those that have had massive head traumas, that have since recovered, may have damaged their brain to such an extent that hormone imbalances are now the norm. If there's a disorder of the pituitary gland where it doesn't produce enough of the hormone TSH, this can also lead to hypothyroidism. This hormone is responsible for online many things. If it is not produced, you could begin to age earlier than normal and lose your hair as well. You can cure your hypothyroidism if it is a brain related issue by doing certain treatments that will alleviate the problem. As usual, you can do hormone replacement therapy, even for the pituitary gland. Surgery may be your only choice if you have a tumor causing this problem. <br/><br/>Though we have tried to present many of the causes for hypothyroidism, it does not represent the totality of possible treatments for this condition. Even medical doctors become confused regarding this issue. It can happen as the result of prescription medications, nutritional deficiencies, and environmental factors that you may be unaware of. It's useful to be familiar with the common causes to make it easier to diagnose and treat hypothyroidism.

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