Home » Two Basic Thyroid Disorders in Short – Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism
Issues

Two Basic Thyroid Disorders in Short – Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism

Thyroid Disorder
Thyroid Disorder

When we are talking about functional disorders of the thyroid gland, we are talking about conditions that happen as a result of the irregular secretion of the thyroid hormones, Triiodothyronine (T3) and Thyroxine (T4).

The thyroid is among the primary and key endocrine glands in the body. It is found in the respiratory tract region at approximately shoulder height. It is structured a bit like a butterfly with its wings extended. It regulates how quickly the body uses energy and the body’s level of responsiveness to some hormones. It also coordinates the metabolic process and specific metabolic functions. It makes proteins and influences expansion.

When we are talking about functional disorders of the thyroid gland, we are talking about conditions that happen as a result of the irregular secretion of the thyroid hormones, Triiodothyronine (T3) and Thyroxine (T4). These conditions are usually either an increased thyroid function or a decreased thyroid function. Want to know more about what Thyroid Hormones do? Click HERE

Hyperthyroidism
Hyperthyroidism – your metabolism on a race track

Hyperthyroidism is a condition in that occurs when there is excessive creation and secretion of thyroid hormones. The accelerated function of the thyroid causes excess hormones which lead to faster metabolism in the cells, tissues and the body. The main indicator of this state is a higher concentration of the thyroid hormones – triiodothyronine and thyroxine, and a lower concentration of the thyrotropin hormone (TSH), along with the symptoms of a faster metabolism. Read more about Hyperthyroidism and it’s causes HERE

Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism – slow metabolism

Hypothyroidism is the condition in which the function of the thyroid gland is decreased. The main indicator of this condition is a lower concentration of the thyroid hormones – triiodothyronine and thyroxine, and a higher concentration of the thyrotropin hormone. Decreased function of the thyroid gland causes the lack of the hormones in the bloodstream which leads to slower metabolism in the cells, tissues and the body.

Both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroid are manageable and treatable conditions, but they are hard to diagnose. If you suspect you have either of these conditions, it is advisable to go see a doctor and find out what treatment will work best for you.

Like what you read?

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.

Thank you for subscribing on Thyroid Central.

Something went wrong.

What do you think?

About the author

Thyroid Central

Thyroid Central is a free resource with a wealth of information and breaking news about thyroid health and other health and lifestyle issues.

Like what you read?

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.

Thank you for subscribing on Thyroid Central.

Something went wrong.