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Hypothyroidism: Follow these 5 diet tips to manage thyroid

Gluten is one of the key triggers for those with autoimmune disorders. It can trigger inflammation and increase the symptoms of the thyroid. Photo Pexels

(Devayani Vijayan/ Healthshots) –– Are you doing all things right, but still feeling fatigued, gaining weight without any cause and staying mostly anxious? There’s a chance you may have a thyroid imbalance. There are two main types of thyroid disease; hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

Hyperthyroidism is an overactive thyroid, while hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid. Out of these two, hypothyroidism is more common and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is its most common cause. It is an autoimmune condition and occurs more frequently in women than in men. Here we’ll reveal how you can manage thyroid with the help of nutrition.

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or hypothyroidism is typically associated with symptoms such as infertility, hormonal imbalances, weight gain, fatigue, anxiety, muscle aches and joint stiffness.

Some of its lesser-known symptoms include digestive and gut health issues such as indigestion, acid reflux, bloating, constipation, and IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome), etc. Sound familiar? This is often, unfortunately, overlooked. (…)