World Thyroid Day 2023: Every year on May 25, the whole world celebrates World Thyroid Day. Its purpose is to make people aware of thyroid disease. Thyroid hormones play a crucial role in regulating the body’s metabolism and energy levels. When the thyroid gland is not functioning properly, it can lead to a variety of symptoms, including weight gain or loss.
Symptoms of thyroid disease can vary depending on whether the thyroid gland is overactive (hyperthyroidism) or underactive (hypothyroidism). Some common symptoms of hyperthyroidism include rapid heartbeat, weight loss, anxiety, tremors, and increased sweating. Symptoms of hypothyroidism may include fatigue, weight gain, depression, constipation, and dry skin.
Excessive weight gain may be a sign of low thyroid hormone levels, as the body’s metabolism slows down and calories are not burned as efficiently. Conversely, making too much thyroid hormone can lead to rapid weight loss as the body’s metabolism speeds up and calories are burned more quickly.
It is important to monitor thyroid function and seek medical attention if any symptoms arise. To learn more about the thyroid gland and its functions, be sure to watch the full video for a deeper understanding.