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Natural ways to manage thyroid issues

Natural ways to manage thyroid issues

There are two types of thyroid issues, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.

When there is excess production of hormone thyroxine by the thyroid gland, it leads to hyperthyroidism and when there is not enough production of hormone by the thyroid, it leads to hypothyroidism.

There are many reasons for thyroid problems. Some of them include a poor diet, stress and lack of exercise.

There are many effective medicines to control thyroid problems.

However, here are some natural ways to manage your thyroid issues:

  • As a poor diet is one of the main causes of thyroid problems, a well-balanced diet can help control them. Add colourful vegetables and fruits, whole grains and low-fat dairy products to your diet. Peas, eggs, sesame seeds, tuna, milk, and cheese help improve the function of the thyroid gland.
  • Foods with gluten can affect your thyroid gland, so consume gluten-free foods like legumes, fish, poultry, vegetables etc.
  • Probiotic foods like yoghurt, cheese, kefir etc. improve the function of stomach and intestines.
  • Limit your sugar intake as it may increase inflammation in your body.
  • Iron is one of the important minerals for thyroid metabolism. So, consume iron-rich foods like jaggery, sesame seeds, beetroot, spinach, meat etc.
  • Selenium plays a vital role in improving thyroid metabolism in the body. Hence consume selenium-rich foods like tuna, turkey, Brazil nuts etc.
  • Iodine is another important mineral which not only helps improve the function of the thyroid but also controls other body functions. So, add iodine-rich foods like seaweed, yoghurt, cheese, shrimp etc. to your regular diet.
  • Stress can affect your thyroid gland function. Hence, follow relaxation exercises to avoid stress.
  • Yoga and meditation help improve the blood flow to the thyroid gland. They can relax your body and mind as well.
  • Acupuncture helps relieve muscle tension, stress and anxiety to control your thyroid problems.

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