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List of thyroid supplements side effects

List of thyroid supplements side effects-

Thyroid has become a common disease these days. We can see thyroids problem in every third person. Yes, that’s true that there is a treatment also of this disease, but these medicines have some side effects also.

According to a research, the majority of these claims are unfounded, and some of the products may contain substances that could be hazardous to persons with thyroid issues. Taking more nutrients may increase the chance of thyroid problems and other disease So as per Dr Sayandev Dasgupta, using any nutritional supplements, a person should consult with their doctor to figure out the right amount of dose and see the side effects of supplements. A high intakes of certain nutrients can harm thyroid health, induce side effects, or pose general health hazards.

Today, in this article, we will tell you about the thyroid. But before that, we have to understand what the thyroid is actually.

What is the thyroid

The thyroid gland is a very small organ located in the front of our neck and wrapped around the windpipe. Its shape is like a butterfly, smaller in the middle with two wide wings, which extend around the side of your throat. We have many glands in our body, where they (glands) create and release few substances, which help our body do a specific thing. Our thyroid gland makes hormones that help to control many vital functions of our body.

When our thyroid gland doesn’t work properly, it can impact our entire body. Our whole body is affected. If our body makes too much thyroid hormone, our body can develop a condition called hyperthyroidism. If our body makes too little thyroid hormone, then it is called hypothyroidism. Both conditions are very serious and need to be treated by your healthcare provider or a Dr.

What does the thyroid do?

Our thyroid does an important job in your body — releasing and controlling thyroid hormones that control metabolism. “Metabolism” is a process where the food we eat is transformed into energy. This energy is used throughout our entire body to keep many of our systems working correctly.

Symptoms of thyroid

There are many thyroid symptoms, and if you also feel the same, you should go to Dr for a checkup. The main symptoms are as follows:

  • Experiencing anxiety, Irritability and nervousness.
  • Having trouble sleeping.
  • Losing weight.
  • Hair loss
  • Having an enlarged thyroid gland.
  • Having muscle weakness and tremors.
  • Ladies can experience irregular menstrual periods or have tan menstrual cycle stop.

How thyroid disease diagnosed

Sometimes, what happened, thyroid disease can be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are easily confused with other disease symptoms. Luckily, some tests can help determine if a thyroid issue is causing your symptoms. These tests include:

  • Blood tests.
  • Imaging tests.
  • Physical exams.

Side effects of Thyroid supplements

According to the British Thyroid Foundation, no specific dietary supplements can assist treat thyroid issues but to keep your thyroid healthy is to eat a well-balanced diet that contains the right amount of nutrients. Here we share the most common side effect of taking thyroid supplements.

  • Increased sweating
  • Mood swings/Irritability
  • Nervousness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Hot flashes/Sensitivity to heat
  • Tremors
  • Palpitations
  • Sleeping problem (Insomnia)
  • Irritability
  • Fever
  • Pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest,
  • Changes in your menstrual periods, or
  • Appetite or weight changes.

Other potential thyroid medication’s side effects are less common. But you should contact a doctor if you experience any of the following:

  • Fast or irregular heartbeats;
  • Chest pain, or pain spreading to your shoulder or towards your jaw
  • Shortness of breath;
  • Fever, hot flashes, sweating;
  • Tremors, or if you feel unusually cold;
  • Weakness, tiredness, sleep problems (insomnia);
  • Memory problems, feeling depressed or irritable;
  • Headache, leg cramps, muscle aches;
  • Feeling         nervous or irritable;
  • Dryness in your skin or hair
  • Hair loss;
  • Irregular menstrual periods; or
  • Vomiting, diarrhoea, appetite changes, weight changes.

Profile of Dr Sayandev Dasgupta

With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Sayandev Dasgupta is one of Kolkata’s most experienced thyroid surgeons. He has spent decades in the surgical profession, gaining experience in a wide range of treatments, including crucial thyroid situations.

About the author

I am a medical writer based in Kolkata with over 10 years of experience translating specialized medical topics into easy-to-understand language. Throughout my career, I have written extensively online and for various publications, covering a wide range of subjects from diseases and conditions to treatment methods, wellness advice and healthcare technology. In addition to authoring many articles and blogs, I have also worked as a copywriter developing content for leading pharmaceutical and medical device companies as well as patient education resources. Holding a post-graduate degree in Mass Communication, my goal is to make complex healthcare information more accessible for readers. I strive to improve health literacy through my clear writing style that aims to explain specialized topics understandably.