Thyroid disorder in women

These days many women in Nepal are suffering from thyroid disorder. And the tragic part is that they are not well informed about the reason of such rampant rise of thyroid problem in recent days.

It has been evidently proven that the frequency of thyroid cancer in women is considerably higher than that in men. In Nepal alone more than 1 million people are under threat of thyroid cancer and it is three to eight times more common among women.

Yet more than half of those with thyroid cancer are unaware of it because of its complex indicators. The most common thyroid disorders are conditioned by uncontrolled emission of thyroid hormones. Too much production of thyroid hormones leads to hyperthyroidism whereas inadequate hormone production may cause hypothyroidism.

Many medical experts propose that the thyroid hormone tends to be enormously reactive especially in case of rising levels of other hormones, excluding thyroid stimulating hormones. Nowadays why are women prone to the thyroid abnormalities? Among various reasons, one relevant answer can be the ‘birth control pill’.  Studies show that mini-pills or presence of estrogen level in contraceptive pills causes an upsurge in thyroid and sex hormone binding globulin as well as produce high doses of artificial estrogen and progesterone leading to a decline in production of natural hormones.

If someone undergoes hypothyroidism or thyroid hormone deficiency, they would witness indicators as wide-ranging as weight gain, hair loss, and depression, lack of energy, mood swing, aches and pains, legs swelling and brittle nails and many others.

Though thyroid disorders have been identified and cured for almost a century and confirmatory examinations have been developed for decades; thyroid syndromes are often challenging to trace because the symptoms are blended with other conditions. However, one intervention to this problem is, women on pills are also recommended thyroid supplements that maintain balance between estrogen and thyroid levels.

Thyroid hormone replacement therapy is usually given through pills and is generally used in treatment of under-active thyroid. The ultimate objective of thyroid hormone replacement therapy is to normalize the frequency level of your thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). But it needs to be understood that every individual therapy varies accordingly to the way the body absorbs hormones and the amount of hormones it require.