The thyroid gland may be small, but it produces hormones that directly influence every aspect of the body. When a person is diagnosed with hypothyroidism, the gland fails to produce enough hormones to maintain all bodily functions. Symptoms include fatigue, depression, weight gain, and even hair loss.
Over 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, and more than half of that amount is unaware of their disorder. Hypothyroidism causes the body’s immune system to attack healthy cells, leading to a variety of symptoms such as swelling and hair loss. Pregnant women can also develop hypothyroidism as a result of Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disorder. Hypothyroidism occurs in 1 to 4 of every 1,000 pregnancies in the United States.
The natural cycle of hair growth relies on a healthy, functioning body. Since hypothyroidism causes the body’s immune system to attack healthy cells, the natural cycle is compromised. Hair enters a temporary or permanent resting phase, and it starts to fall out at varying rates. Depending on the severity of the disease, hair can fall out slowly over time or all at once.
If you are pregnant, it’s recommended that you consume 66% more daily iodine that the recommended amount. If you are not pregnant, simply adding iodine to foods can help you to prevent thyroid disease. Foods high in iodine include yogurt, cranberries, strawberries, and cheese.
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