The health issues related to the unrecognized thyroid becoming a major reason for the infertility in India.
The thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped organ located near esophagus in neck helps in regulating the hormonal balance of the body. Sometimes the thyroid makes too much or too little of these hormones. When thyroid hormone production drops (hypothyroidism), the body’s processes slow down and change. On the other hand, overactive levels of the hormone (hyperthyroidism) can speed up the body’s functions.
About 20 percent of women in India suffers thyroid related health issues and major one among them is infertility, a study report suggests.
Excessive weight gain,getting exhausted easily,losing hair,constipation,abnormal variations in period cycle the thyroid hormone being in short supply means that you could have a longer cycle and heavier flows in case of hypothyroidism, the thyroid hormone being in short supply means that you could have a longer cycle and heavier flows,bloated or puffy feeling,difficulties in focusing and attention,unexplained aches and pains,too sensitive to cold,hypothyroidism may result in anxiety and depression,irregular heart rhythms,feeling week are also symptoms of thyroid related issues.
“Infertility is a major health threat due to thyroid and many other conditions that are often the direct result of diagnosed and untreated thyroid conditions,In order to lead a healthy life I would recommend that all patients who recognize any of these symptoms should go for a TSH test,” explained Shweta Goswami, Senior Consultant IVF Expert, Jaypee Hospital Noida.
TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) test, chest X-ray, T4 or thyroxin test are the common tests to diagnose and hyperthyroidism. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including getting proper diagnosis, weight loss, ample sleep, de-stressing, regular exercise, not ignoring early symptoms and an adequate diet are essential, the experts noted.