The thyroid gland is located in the lower part of the neck near your Adam’s Apple. It secretes two essential thyroid peptide hormones:
- Liothyroinine or triiodothyronine (T3) is the active thyroid molecule, the form that exerts its effects on the body’s cells.
- Levothyroxine (T4) and converts it to T3 in the blood vessels.
- Both T3 and T4 are responsible for regulating cell metabolism in every cell in your body. They promote optimal growth, development, function and maintenance of all body tissues. They are also critical for nervous, skeletal and reproductive tissue as well as regulating body temperature, heart rate, body weight and cholesterol.Hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone production) is a very common endocrine problem, affecting approximately 11 million people worldwide, and twice as many women as men. Symptoms of hypothyroidism (low levels of thyroid hormone) include fatigue, cold and heat intolerance, hypotension, fluid retention, dry skin and/or hair, constipation, headaches, low sexual desire, infertility, irregular menstrual periods, aching muscles and joints, depression, anxiety, slowed metabolism and decreased heart rate, memory impairment, enlarged tongue, deep voice, swollen neck, PMS, weight gain, hypoglycemia, and high cholesterol and triglycerides. Yet, more than half of all people with thyroid disease are unaware of their condition.
For patients taking any thyroid medication, it is important to know that these drugs interact with most foods, drugs, and supplements. Therefore, it is important to take the capsule one hour before any food or drug, and four hours before any supplement containing minerals like iron, calcium, or zinc.
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