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All About Thyroid and Thyroid Related Weight Issue

What is Thyroid?

Thyroid is an endocrine gland in the frontal side of neck, which basically determines your metabloic rate by secreting thyroid hormones.

The main thyroid hormones secreted by it are triiodothyronine (T3), thyroxine (T4) & calcitonin

How the Secretion From Thyroid Regulated?

Let’s dig into some physiology of thyroid, so how thyroid regulates the secretion of thyroid hormones?

The secretion of hormones is regulated by pitutary gland which releases thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), which itself regulated by thyrotropin releasing hormone

(TRH), so this is how secretion is regulated, I tried to put it into simple words

Thyroid Related Diseases

Mainly there are 2 types of diseases which are related to this, namely hyperthyroidism and hypothroidism. I will discuss these one by one:

1. Hyperthyroidism

This is a condition in which thyroid gland produces more of T3 & T4.

Which in turn fasten   metabolic rate and patient starts losing weight and gets thin.

Main reasons of hyperthyroidism are grave’s disease and autoimmune disease.

Please consult your doctor regarding dose of thyroid condition as I am not aware of your condition so am not able to tell you exact dosage.

But I can give you some tips regarding diet to gain your weight if you are suffering from hyperthyroid.

Do’s
  • Eat often
  • Include broccoli in your diet
  • Include nuts and legumes
  • Try to eat approximately 3000 calories a day
  • Take your medicine regularly
  • Include simple carbs
  • Include weight training
  • Add cruciferous food items
Don’ts
  • Avoid cardio
  • Skip small meals and include large meals
  • Avoid complex carbs 
  • Avoid skipping your meal

2. Hypothyroid

This is a condition in which thyroid gland produces less of T3 & T4, which in turn slows down the metabolic rate and patient starts getting fat and overweight.

Main reasons of hypothyroidism are iodine deficiency, hashimoto’s thyroiditis.

Please consult your doctor regarding dose of thyroid condition as I am not aware of your condition so am not able to tell you exact dosage.

But I can give you some tips regarding diet to reduce your weight if you are suffering from hypothyroid.

Do’s
  • Enough protein
  • Green tea
  • Salad
  • Watermelon
  • Lentil
  • Curd
Don’ts
  • Soya beans
  • Peanuts
  • Pears
  • Sweet potato
  • Brussels sprout
  • Cabbage
  • Radish
  • Broccoli
  • Exclude cruciferous foods

So this all about thyroid and thyroid related weight problems, in my next blog I’ll be sharing with you a sample diet plan to reduce weight if u are suffering from hypothyroid.

Narinder Sharma

Author: Narinder Sharma

I am a highly organised, professional and self-motivated Dietitian/Nutritionist with a great passion for nutrition and people’s well-being.

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