The thyroid gland is one of the main links of the endocrine formation of the human body. The glandular organ is extremely sensitive to negative external and internal factors, therefore it is prone to all kinds of pathological conditions. How to improve the functioning of the thyroid gland or restore the functional potential of an organ after express treatment can only be suggested by an endocrinologist. This is usually a series of rules that are important to follow.
The thyroid gland synthesizes thyroid hormones, which have a direct effect on metabolic processes. For the full functioning of the glandular organ, iodine is needed, which comes with water and food.
A deficiency or excess of this substance often leads to organ breakdown. This is one of the most common and easily treatable causes of thyroid disease.
In addition, there are about 60 more thyroid diseases of various origins. There are three main types of pathology:
- Hyperthyroidism (increased function);
- Hypothyroidism (decreased function);
- Tumor processes of various origins.
Whatever the symptoms of the disease and the characteristics of the course of the disease, it all comes down to total organ dysfunction that requires correction. As soon as the cause is eliminated, it is necessary to take a set of measures to restore the function of the thyroid gland.
Restoration of the thyroid gland is a process characterized by the utilization of destroyed structural and functional fragments of the organ with the subsequent revival of new glandular formations. The main mission: to stabilize the functional potential so that the organ works as usual without experiencing overload.
A healthy thyroid gland is able to fully satisfy the body’s needs for hormonal substances. If the organ begins to recover immediately after all the therapeutic measures, taking into account the key aspects of the transferred pathology and the individual characteristics of the organism, there is every chance to return the thyroid gland to its original potential.
Key stages of treatment and rehabilitation
Stress is often the root cause of hypo- or hyperthyroidism. Often, tumor processes also arise on the basis of an unstable psychoemotional state. Full restoration of the thyroid gland, both early and late, is impossible without the use of anti-stress psychological programs.
In addition to improving stress-resistant qualities, it is necessary to perform the following activities:
- Restoration of capillary circulation;
- Correction of immunity;
- Antioxidant therapy;
- Complete rejection of alcohol, as well as smoking;
- Diet therapy.
The role of vitamins and trace elements
One of the key missions assigned to the thyroid tissue is to filter, neutralize toxins or foreign elements. This is largely due to the abundant blood supply. An organ with delicate glandular structures is especially in need of antioxidant effects.
Vitamins A, E and C are essential substances necessary for the normal functioning of the organ. They also contribute to the early recovery of a diseased thyroid gland.
Vitamin C fulfills the following important missions:
- Takes part in the process of collagen production, has a beneficial effect on the strength and elasticity of capillaries, prevents the formation of rough scars and connective nodes in the glandular structures;
- Responsible for neutralizing toxic substances;
- Restores the functional potential of the immune system;
- Has antimicrobial effect;
- Produces a strong antioxidant effect;
- Protects the thyroid gland from damage.
Tocopherol is another essential component that helps both restore the thyroid gland and improve the functioning of the whole organism as a whole. The main functions of this biologically active substance:
- Protection of hepatocytes from various kinds of damage (the liver, in turn, is engaged in neutralizing the waste hormonal substances produced by the thyroid gland);
- Participates in the basic algorithms for the production of all hormonal substances (with a vitamin deficiency, TSH is rapidly destroyed);
- Promotes a more correct process of assimilation of iodine;
- Improves the barrier functions of the mucous membranes of the ear, nasopharynx, tonsils (all these organs are closely related to the lymphatic system and the thyroid gland itself).
Vitamin A in combination with tocopherol allows for maximum protection of the mucous membranes of the human body. The more protected the mucous membranes of the mouth, tonsils, nasopharynx, pharynx, bronchi, the less the risk of pathogens getting directly onto the surface of the thyroid glandular cells. This is due to the fact that the organ of the endocrine system is anatomically and physiologically connected with the lymphatic system and ENT organs.
The importance of iodine for the health of the gland is difficult to overestimate. It is vital for the normal synthesis of thyroid T3 and T4. Whatever the genesis of the pathology (hypo- or hyperfunction), the attending physician, first of all, tries to make up for the deficiency of such a valuable substance.
If there is too little iodine in the body, any damage to the thyroid gland is immediately scarred, and the normal glandular formations are not restored. Thus, the organ becomes increasingly weak.
Vitamin E and iodine can heal goiter in just a few months. In addition, the patient’s body should regularly receive the following minerals and trace elements:
The restoration of the thyroid gland will be more successful if, before starting the diet, a total bowel cleansing from slagging is carried out. To improve the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract, doctors recommend using kelp. This seaweed has a mild laxative effect. It, swelling in the intestine, thereby absorbs all toxic substances or metabolites accumulated in the organ.
The body immediately removes the remnants of algae along with all toxins and harmful substances. Useful kelp contains the optimal amount of iodine, which is especially important for patients with thyroid diseases.