Throat is one the important part in our body if your throat is having a problem and is not working properly then you will have to face a lot of problems and this is nothing but a thyroid, thyroid gland is located in the front part of the neck, this is below the cartilage and this gland produces thyroid hormones, which is regulating the metabolic rate. Thyroid hormones are important in regulating body energy, body temperature, the body’s use of other hormones and vitamins, and the growth and maturation of body tissues.
Thyroid gland disease is probably observed when production is too much (overactive thyroid disease or hyperthyroidism), too little (underactive thyroid disease or hypothyroidism) thyroid hormone, thyroid nodules, and/or goiter. The thyroid is mainly observed in a woman rather than a man.
Symptoms of Thyroid :
1) If you’ve always been a good sleeper but suddenly sneezing through the whole night, it could signal a thyroid problem.
2) If you’ve never struggled with anxiety but start to feel consistently anxious or unsettled, your thyroid might be hyperactive.
3) Thinning hair, particularly on your eyebrows, is one of the many thyroid symptoms.
4) Excessive sweating when you’re not exerting yourself is a common sign of a hyperactive thyroid.
5) If your jeans feel snug but you swear you haven’t changed your eating or exercise habits, an underactive thyroid might be to blame. On the other hand, if you’re suddenly able to squeeze into smaller-size clothes that haven’t fit in years
If you observe such things in your daily life then consult with your doctor. Dr. Monika Mamidwar is well-known Thyroid specialist. Providing services at Baner, Wakad, Pimple Nilakh, Pimple Saudagar, Aundh, Vishal Nagar. She has handled more than five thousand cases.
Hypertension Information for Patients:
Hypertension is essentially increased blood pressure. Normal blood pressure is 120/80 mm of Hg. This is a highly common condition in the adult population especially those over the age of 40. This is a condition where the heart pumps the blood against the walls of the narrowed arteries. Although there are other risk factors, the modern lifestyle is a major reason behind the high prevalence of this condition.
Following factors are responsible for the high prevalence of this condition:
- Limited physical activity and lack of exercise
- Consumption of alcohol
- Tobacco use
- Dietary factors: consumption of food with high sodium content
- Mental stress
Apart from the lifestyle factors mentioned above, there are other risk factors responsible for hypertension:
- Age: chances of developing hypertension go up with age
- Family history: If parents, grandparents or siblings had/have this condition, there is a higher chance that you will have this condition as well
- Obesity/overweight: Heart must supply blood to the entire body. Hence obesity is a leading cause.
- Vitamin D deficiency
- A feeling of pressure on the chest
- Blurry vision
If you experience any of the above symptoms or have any of the above-mentioned risk factors, please visit a physician and get your blood pressure checked. Avoid having caffeinated drinks before that visit.
As always, it is important to avoid the lifestyle factors that are responsible for developing hypertension. Prevention is the key. Following things would help you in preventing hypertension:
- Follow healthy dietary habits
- Avoid mental stress
- Avoid alcohol and tobacco consumption
- Avoid excessive salt intake and consumption of processed foods
- Exercise regularly
- Visit your physician at least once every year and check yourself.