How to prevent malfunctioning of the thyroid gland

As you know, the well-coordinated work of the thyroid gland largely depends on the amount of iodine contained in our body, because it is he who is responsible for the synthesis of hormones.

The daily norm of this substance for an adult is considered to be about 150 mcg, the children’s daily norm is 50-120 mcg, and 200 mcg is recommended for pregnant women . Not looking at the fact that the required dosage is quite small, quite often, we manage to receive less and this. Wanting to correct this situation, you should pay attention to your diet and diversify it with products such as:     

  • Laminaria (seaweed) is rich not only in iodine, but also in minerals;     
  • Sea fish and seafood – a big bonus to iodine will be the content of omega-3 fatty acids;   
  • Bell pepper is a real leader in iodine content among vegetables.  

In addition to the main component necessary for the smooth functioning of the thyroid gland, this organ of our endocrine system needs vitamins of groups A, B, C. In search of these substances, it is advisable to turn to fruits and vegetables, the most useful among which will be: tomatoes, lettuce, all varieties citrus fruits.    

Remember that disorders of the thyroid gland are fraught with the formation of “bad” cholesterol, which has a detrimental effect on the cardiovascular system. 

According to statistics, 50% of the world’s population is susceptible to thyroid diseases, and nodules are the most common . In most cases, this violation does not require any drastic measures. Active treatment is practiced in two cases – when the node compresses the organs of the neck, or if there is a suspicion of its malignancy. Tumors of the thyroid gland are quite rare diseases, and the malignant course of the disease is rare. After surgery, patients generally get very good life prognosis.  

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