Thyroid is a small gland in your neck that makes thyroid hormones. Sometimes, thyroid produces too much or too less of these hormones. Too much thyroid hormone is called hyperthyroidism and can cause many of the body’s functions to speed up. Whereas, when the thyroid does not produce enough thyroid hormone, the situation is called hypothyroidism.

The disease is very common worldwide. India too carries a significant burden of thyroid. Is has been estimated that around 42 million people in India suffer from thyroid. Thyroid disease is different from another diseases in terms of their ease of diagnosis, ease of medical treatment, and the relative visibility that even a small amount of swelling of thyroid offers to treating physician.

Affected age group
Age %
0-20 8
21-44 52
45-64 28
65 & older 12
Symptoms of Thyroid
  • Forgetfulness
  • Aches and pains
  • Tiring more easily
  • Menstrual changes
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Nervousness and tremor
  • Mental fogginess and tremor
Worse effects
  • Goiter
  • Infertility
  • Myxedema
  • Birth defects
  • Heart problems
  • Mental health issue
Diet tips for thyroid
  • Limit sweets
  • Skip table salt
  • Add good fats
  • Limit dietary stress
  • Reduce caffeine intake
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Increase your fiber intake
  • limiting simple carbs and sugar
  • Eliminate heavily processed foods
  • Antioxidant rich fruits & vegetables

To seek guidance on how to treat the disease through natural remedies, consult Dietitian Harpreet on 8728914242.