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Stress, Obesity and Thyroid problems – How are they related?

If you or any loved one of yours is facing thyroid problem, you must have noticed one thing – thyroid patients are often very confused! It becomes a challenge for them to lose those extra pounds which they have recently gained because of the thyroid problem. Even if they work out for hours in the gym, they have a tough time losing weight. This entire process of keeping symptoms of thyroid under control while reducing weight becomes a tiresome job for them and hence, they start feeling exhausted, stressed and depressed. This is certainly not the end.

Gaining excess weight over a period of time while facing thyroid problem, adds up more count on your weighing scale. Therefore, it is not clear whether stress causes thyroid problems with obesity or vice versa.

Let us find out how stress, obesity and thyroid problems are linked to one another.

Do you turn to food whenever you're stressed? The majority of you would say – Yes. We know that! And it is quite common to eat more when you’re stressed. In fact, stress is a major cause of obesity. People turn to food for comfort whenever they feel stressed and tend to overeat. To make it worse, we choose junk food. So, one, we eat unnecessarily without being hungry and two, junk food means much more added calories than needed.

Over a period, the calorie imbalance leads to obesity and eventually elevates the risk of showing hypothyroidism symptoms.

When stress lasts for a long time - for instance, stress after losing a loved one or surviving a tragedy - your thyroid gland and your immune system get affected badly. This leads to many metabolism-related health problems like hypothyroidism, diabetes, and hypertension. The immune system becomes overactive because stress hormones start attacking and destroying the thyroid hormones. When the thyroid hormonal levels are lower than they should be, it leads to hypothyroidism symptoms.

Also Read: Thyroid – associated with weight loss and weight gain

The thyroid gland is a metabolic engine of your body that controls use of energy and foods. You start gaining weight because of salt and water retention. The drastic hormonal changes make you feel depressed or stressed all the time.

Now that you know this – choose healthy nutritious food and try to low your stress levels because it can mminimize the chance of developing thyroid problems. A low glycaemic index diet (a diet based on controlling blood sugar) helps in controlling thyroid. Regular exercise is crucial. Exercise not only enables weight-loss but also releases ‘happy hormones’ in the body reducing stress and helping you cope with low moods and depression. Hypothyroidism symptoms can respond to natural remedies such as yoga. You can also benefit from taking flaxseed oil, zinc and multi-vitamins.

Thyroid treatment in homeopathy is the safest and most effective way to treat thyroid problems without any side-effects and also it is a painless procedure to cure and get relief from it permanently. Homeopathy thyroid treatment stimulates the better functioning of the thyroid gland so that it can produce the hormones on its own.

In homeopathy thyroid treatment, we provide constitutional treatment, which focuses on improving the function of the thyroid gland by natural means. Homeopathic remedies stimulate the body to reactivate thyroid secretions. Homeopathy thyroid treatment helps to boost energy, improve circulation and thereby help to balance hypo as well as hyperthyroid functions. It may be also used as a supportive help for regulating both hypo and hyper thyroid functions.

Homeopathy thyroid treatment can also reduce the dependency on external supplementation of the hormones and ensure good health in general. The bottom line is that a sensible diet and lifestyle can help prevent or control thyroid malfunction, weight issues, and stress.

Also Read: Diet & Lifestyle Changes For Better Thyroid Management

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