Find out if you have thyroid in 12 Steps!

Irritable or feelings depressed?
High blood pressure?
Sudden change in Appetite and taste buds?
These are common symptoms of Thyroid imbalance!

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Thyroid is increasingly becoming a health concern with time. When your thyroid doesn’t produce enough hormones, the balance of chemical reactions in your body can be upset. There can be a number of causes, including autoimmune disease, treatment for hyperthyroidism, radiation therapy, thyroid surgery and certain medications.

Your thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland situated at the base of the front of your neck, just below your Adam’s apple. Hormones produced by the thyroid gland — triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) — have an enormous impact on your health, affecting all aspects of your metabolism. They maintain the rate at which your body uses fats and carbohydrates, help control your body temperature, influence your heart rate, and help regulate the production of proteins. (Source: Mayoclinic)

 

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This is how thyroid gland looks like!

 

So how do you identify if you are going through this hormonal imbalance?

Here are some symptoms that should be considered as a warning against Thyroid:

  1. You are irritable / depressed without any reason!
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  2. Having constipation too regularly? Get yourself checked!
  3. Feeling more slugish and lazy than before?
  4. Dry skin, brittle nails, hair fall.
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  5. Suddenly gaining weight or suddenly losing weight without any reason? Well the reason is Thyroid!
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  6. High palpation
  7. Fuzzy head
  8. High blood pressure
  9. No libido at all
  10. Change in the way your taste buds are tasting food!
  11. Change in appetite
  12. Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints

If you are lying in a subset of most of these symptoms, it is time you visit your regular physician and take precautions accordingly.

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Why do we crave for more, at McDonalds?


There are days, just like today, when I have this sudden craving for the Big Mac burger from the big yellow M, i.e. McDonald’s. And an ice-tea (or coke), along with fries is a must-to-have as soon as I enter through the glass doors! But has any of us ever wondered, why do we suddenly feel this rush, that compels us to order food in quantities, that we would have never had, had the food been from home?

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Here is a timeline of what happens to our body, as soon as we dig into our favourite Mac. (source: Science Alert)

First 10 Minutes

Our brain has given us the signal to take the first bite into the juicy meaty buns, with layers of sauces, and fresh veggies. This first bite is the first taste of blood like for a lion. There is no going back, and only 540 calories worth of future ahead! Feel-good chemicals, like the neurotransmitter dopamine, are released into the brain, and you may catch yourself thinking: “This is a tasty burger.”

The next 20- 30 Minutes

This is the period when we start itching for more. The high levels of fructose corn syrup and sodium inside the bun leave us craving more of the same (and in the long term, this can lead to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease). Then the sodium – some 970 milligrams of it – causes dehydration and starts making the kidneys and heart work faster. Blood pressure rises, and you may well be tempted by a McFlurry or apple pie.

The 40 Minute Mark

The body is used to the grease already, and starts demanding for similar food, that has high sugar or salt content, like a chocolate. The gastrointestinal tract very quickly absorbs the high volume of fructose corn syrup we mentioned earlier, further adding to your hunger pangs.

Digestion during 50-60 minutes

Slow digestion starts in earnest. Food typically takes 24-72 hours to digest, but the grease and trans fat inside a Big Mac means the digestion time for the McDonald’s signature burger can easily go beyond three days.

Thus, try to keep the Big Mac to an occasional business only. This is precisely what leads to obesity and other health problems. This is not just for Big Mac, but all other food joints, that might give you the cravings to eat bucket load of food!

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Big Mac Info