T4, also known as tyrosine hormone is responsible for metabolism regulation. Function of thyroid hormone act on almost every cell in the body. Its task is protein synthesis, bone growth and increase the sensitivity to catecholamine (adrenaline). It is essential for all cells function in the human body, regulates fat, carbohydrate and protein stimulating vitamin metabolism.
Thyroxin (T4) is the most important product of the thyroid gland and it has anabolic effect on the metabolism. The synthesis and secretion of T4 happens gradually – iodination, matching, storage and excretion. The release of thyroid hormones in the blood stream occurs, if necessary under the influence of TSH. Determination of T4 is very important in the evaluation of thyroid function. If a history or clinical findings elevated levels of TSH exist in the serum, indicates that the malfunction of the thyroid hormone to determine the increase or decrease of this hormone. The main part of T4 (>99%) is related for protein transport.
If the function of the Thyroid Gland is not in order it can be increased or decreased.
The concentration of T4 and T3 is increased in primary hyperthyroidism, meningococcal meningitis, viral hepatitis, malaria, toxic suffocation, hyperthyroidism, sub-acute thyroiditis, porphyria, acute psychiatric conditions, drug addiction, post-traumatic stress, depression, alcoholic cirrhosis and hereditary sclerosis.
Decreased concentration bond and free T4 is located in primary hypothyroidism because the thyroid gland produces less. Reduced concentration of T4 can be found in infections, breast cancer, sub-acute thyroiditis, diabetic acidosis, acromegaly, protein malnutrition, and liver cirrhosis, and celiac disease, protein losing enteropathy, nephritic syndrome, abortion and hirsutism.
For start, make sure you don’t eat food that contains gluten and start eating gluten – free pasta and bread. It is recommended to avoid foods containing thiouracil and all the goitrogens food since they affect the level of hormones in your body and interfere with the thyroid gland. Therefore NOT suitable foods are: broccoli, sprouts, soy and soy products and all foods containing refined sugar.
Avoid: soy and all soy products, gluten, peanut, pine nuts, strawberries, peaches, broccoli, cabbage and radishes.
You can help your thyroid with a quality diet supplements, in the form of vitamins and minerals.
Not all the dietary supplements are good for your thyroid and many of them got an interaction with synthetic drugs that you are already taking as prescribed medication. Therefore it’s important to know what vitamins and minerals is necessary to take, and the ones that requires caution.
Recommended are: iodine, B vitamins, zinc and selenium, also foods rich with L – tyrosine.
Healthy thyroid with exercise
If you don’t move, neither your thyroid will. Exercise is an important factor in care for your entire health, but for the thyroid is crucial. If you are suffering from a disturbed thyroid, heavy exercises are not for you. It’s important to exercise up to maximum 70% of your power. Anything above that is too much and will result in further depletion of your body and it will create a new pressure on already disturbed thyroid.
Start with light exercises such as walking, aerobics, cycling and then increase your own endurance and strength. Be persistent and the results will be noticed very soon.