When you find yourself struggling with overwhelming fatigue or unable to shake off feelings of depression, it may be a sign of an imbalance in your thyroid and adrenal hormones. Learn more about the impact of thyroid imbalances on your overall health and discover how Hera Health Care can help you regain balance and vitality.
How Does Thyroid Imbalance Affect Your Health?
Your thyroid gland produces three hormones, releasing them into your bloodstream when they're needed: triiodothyronine or T3, thyroxine or T4, and calcitonin. Calcitonin is different from the other two thyroid hormones because it maintains blood levels of calcium. The two thyroid hormones, T3 and T4, regulate your metabolism and influence virtually every system in your body.
When these hormones aren't produced in the proper amount, two conditions develop:
- Hypothyroidism: The thyroid gland fails to produce enough thyroid hormones, which leads to symptoms such as fatigue, dry skin, muscle weakness and aches, high cholesterol, and difficulty concentrating. Hypothyroidism causes weight gain and can make it hard to lose weight due to metabolism slowing down.
- Hyperthyroidism: The thyroid gland produces an excessive amount of hormone, resulting in hyperactivity, nervousness, anxiety, hand trembling, and hair loss.