Hormones are crucial for proper body function because they are chemicals produced by endocrine glands and transported by the blood to stimulate your organs and tissues of the body in action.
Any hormonal imbalance can affect many body functions, so keep your hormones in check is important to your overall health.
One of the largest endocrine glands in the body, the thyroid gland in the front of the neck, is responsible for many body functions such as regulation of growth and development.
The thyroid gland secretes thyroid hormones, which control the metabolic rate in your body. In fact, this gland secretes 2 main thyroid hormones – T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine). In addition to controlling your metabolism, thyroid hormones also involved in the regulation of a number of other bodily functions, including heart rate and digestion. When this gland begins to lose its own function, either overactive and secretes excess thyroid hormone, or slows down, it becomes slow and produces too little of these hormones. If the thyroid begins to secrete too much of your hormones, ie, it becomes hyperactive, develop a condition known as hyperthyroidism.
malfunction of the thyroid can affect many things in your body. Two most common are:
- affecting the quality of the skin making it more sensitive to touch, and
- affecting your weight, thereby losing or gain weight significantly.
- According to Ashita Gupta, MD, an endocrinologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Roosevelt of New York, excessive amounts of thyroid hormones in the body often make patients feel nervous or anxious for no reason in particular. “There are more brain stimulation so excites you to the point where you do not feel good about it,” says Dr. Gupta.