Karishma Shah Nutrition

Questions Answered About Thyroid By Clinical Dietitian Karishma Shah

What Is Thyroid Disease ?

A thyroid disease is when the thyroid gland stops functioning properly. It could be the irregular production of thyroid hormones, the enlarging of the gland itself and so on.

How To Check Thyroid At Home ?

To check your thyroid at home, you just need a glass of water and a mirror. Focus the mirror on where your thyroid gland is situated. After that take a sip of water and watch your neck for any bumps. If you feel a bump, contact your physician.

How To Control Thyroid ?

The best way to control thyroid is by including Vitamin A in your diet. Some examples of Vitamin  A enriched foods are yellow and green veggies, carrots, eggs, apricots, spinach, carrots, etc.

What Are The Symptoms Of Thyroid Problems In Females ?

Some of the symptoms of thyroid problems that females may experience are anxiety, weight loss, lack of sleep,irregular menstrual cycle, etc.

What Causes Thyroid Problems ?

Some of the most common causes of thyroid problems are thyroiditis, iodine deficiency, non-functioning thyroid gland,  Hashimoto’s and postpartum thyroiditis.

How To Cure Thyroid By Yoga ?

According to various studies, yoga has a positive impact on thyroid function. There are several yoga poses that can help treat thyroid imbalance. For example, supported shoulderstand, plow pose, cow pose, fish pose, boat pose, etc.

Can Thyroid Patient Donate Blood ?

A thyroid patient must not donate blood under the following conditions: 

  1. a) Under investigation 

  2. b) Malignant

  3. c) Less than six months from treatment with radioactive iodine therapy.

Can Thyroid Cause Hair Loss ?

Yes thyroid can cause hair loss but it is nothing that can’t be treated. Regrowth is very common after successful treatment of thyroid.

Can Thyroid Be Cured Permanently? 

With the help of surgery, thyroid can be cured permanently. However, one needs to be on thyroid hormone replacement tablets for the rest of their lives.

Can Thyroid Problems Affect Your Breathing ?

Yes, thyroid problems can affect your breathing. Due to low thyroid the muscles that help you breathe can weaken which causes trouble in breathing.