Thyroid disorder is due to the abnormal formation of thyroid hormones. These hormone change control activities or your body. It influences the metabolic activities in your body. A thyroid disorder can be a small harmless goiter. This small goiter no need treatment. Production of a large amount of hormone cause condition known as hyperthyroidism. Production of very low or insufficient amount of hormones is known as hypothyroidism which will make you feel weak or tired, lose weight or gain weight.
The thyroid diseases that affect women more than men are:
- Hyperthyroidism causing disorders
- Hypothyroidism causing disorders
- Thyroiditis, like postpartum thyroiditis
- Thyroid nodules
- Thyroid cancer
All types of hyperthyroidism are because of the excess formation of thyroid hormones. This increases the speed of your body’s functions, such as your heart rate and metabolism.
A thyroid disorder can be a small harmless goiter. This small goiter no need treatment. Few goiters may contain some of the nodules.
The production of excess thyroid hormone. The common reason for the cause of hyperthyroidism is Graves’ disease. Graves’ disease causes the problem with your immune system.
Nodules will develop in the thyroid gland and start to produce thyroid hormones, disturbing your body’s chemical balance.
The puffiness of the thyroid causes the gland to leak more hormones. That will results in hyperthyroidism temporarily.
Hyperthyroidism can also develop from cancer.
Symptoms of hyperthyroidism:
Symptoms of hyperthyroidism will occur slowly at initial. But, faster metabolism can cause symptoms like:
- Weight loss on the usual amount of food.
- Light menstrual periods than usual.
- Taking more food than usual
- Irregular heartbeat or pounding of heart
- Feeling anxious
- Feeling irritable
- Problem in sleeping
- Excess sweating
- Feeling hot in normal temperature
- Weakness in muscle
- Eyes will have redness or irritation
Hyperthyroidism is due to lack of thyroid hormones. This low hormone secretion will make you feel weak with low energy. This will slow down many of your body’s functions, such as your metabolism.
Causes of hypothyroidism:
- Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
- Exposure to excessive amounts of iodide
- Hyperthyroidism treatment.
- Radiation treatment of certain cancers.
- Thyroid removal.
Symptoms of hypothyroidism:
- Feeling cold during normal condition
- Muscle weakness or pain
- Weight gain by having normal food
- Joint pain
- Feeling Depressed and tried
- Getting dry skin
- Thinning hair
- Slow heart rate
- Less sweating than usual
- A puffy face
- Having more clotting than usual menstrual bleeding.
- Low cholesterol that can lead to heart disease.
Thyroid problems affect women:
Women are so weak to thyroid disease than men. The cause of problem due to the thyroid are:
- Problems with your menstrual period:
Thyroid will help in maintaining your mensuration cycle. Excess or low secretion of thyroid hormone can lead your periods to heavy, light or irregular cycle. It can also cause your period to stop for few months. This can also cause menopause early.
- Problems in pregnant:
As thyroid disorder has an impact on mensuration cycle it also causes an effect on ovulation. This makes problem in getting pregnant. It also causes premature birth that is before 39 weeks.
- Low birth weight
- Problems in the growth of baby and brain development.
- Problems during pregnancy:
During pregnancy, thyroid disease may cause health related problem to baby and mother.
Women who have the high possibility of thyroid disorder are:
- If you had a thyroid problem before.
- If you are undertaken any surgery or radiotherapy that affecting the thyroid gland
- If you have a condition like a goiter, anemia, or type 1 diabetes.
Common symptoms in women:
Change in Sleep Patterns:
You were not able to sleep well at night even though you are a good sleeper. Excess stimulation of hormone will stimulate central nervous system which can cause insomnia. Insomnia will lead to many problems like weight loss, weight gain, hair loss, anxiety.
Change in Bowel Habits:
The change in bowel movements is the result of a thyroid problem. This is due to lack of thyroid hormone.
Thinning Of Your Hair:
Thyroid disorder will cause uneven hair growth or loss in hair growth.
Hyperthyroidism can cause heavy sweating because it makes you feel warm, exhausted, dehydrated.
Sudden weight Gain:
A thyroid disorder can cause symptoms of sudden weight gain even under you healthy diet. Unexpected weight gain is due to sudden fall in the metabolism level which will slow down your body from burning calories. And this is due to lack of secretion of thyroid hormone.
Sudden weight loss:
A thyroid disorder can also lead to symptoms like sudden weight loss even under you healthy diet. Unexpected weight loss is due to sudden rise in the metabolism level which will speed up your body to burn calories. And this is due to over secretion of thyroid hormone.
The longing of afternoon nap:
A thyroid disorder can have the symptoms like feeling sleepy during afternoon even if you are not a usual sleeper.